News

Northey: $1.4 Million Available For Water Quality Practices

Northey: $1.4 Million Available For Water Quality Practices

Spencer, IA: (Jul 08, 2014) – Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey is announcing that $1.4 million in cost share funds are available to help Iowa farmers install new nutrient reduction practices.

The practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.

The cost share rate for farmers planting cover crops is $25 per acre and for farmers trying no-till or strip till is $10 per acre. Farmers using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fall fertilizer can receive $3 per acre.

The funds are for farmers not already utilizing these practices on their farm. The funds will be made available on July 17th, but farmers can submit applications immediately at their local Soil & Water Conservation District office.

Last year, in just two weeks, over 1000 farmers signed up for cost share funding to implement nutrient reduction practices on 100,000 acres.

Northey says this latest round of funding follows a very successful effort last year.

Local Headlines

in Local

Ruthven Cleans Up After Friday Storm

stormclan

Power has been restored to all in the community...

in Local

Jim Mowrer Visits Spencer

mowreerspencer

Democratic 4th District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer visited Spencer on Friday...

in Local

Damaging Weather Hits Friday Night

stormclan

Some residents in Ruthven may be without power until Sunday...

in Local

Round Lake Fatal Crash Update

fatalaccident1240

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident north of Round Lake...

in Local

Rembrandt Foods Opens New Corporate Offices

remrib

The move of the new corporate offices of Rembrandt Foods was made official today...