Des Moines, IA: (May 30, 2014) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that five watershed demonstration projects have been selected to receive $1.7 million in funding through the Iowa water quality initiative over the next three years.
In addition, the projects will provide an additional $2.2 million in matching funds to support water quality improvement efforts.
The projects are in Audubon, Wapello, Henry, Montgomery and Plymouth Counties.
The Plymouth County project will develop water quality practices that are especially relevant to livestock producers. It will be a cooperative effort of the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, ISU Extension, Plymouth County Farm Bureau, Plymouth County Pheasants Forever, the Iowa Corn and Soybean Associations, Remsen Farmers Coop, Farmers Coop, the Plymouth County Pork Producers and the Le Mars Agri-Center.