Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Receives $8 Million in Federal Funding

posted 10/7/2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 7, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has received $8 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help expand the habitat and water quality projects underway in priority watersheds, including around the North Racoon, Boone, Middle Cedar and South Skunk Rivers.

“I appreciate the continued financial support from USDA. When we leverage state, federal and private funding, we can add more conservation practices in targeted areas of the state where they have the greatest impact on habitat and water quality,” said Secretary Naig. “The Department is continuing to work alongside our public and private partners to build upon the progress and construction of wetlands and other proven water quality practices outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.”

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