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New Conservation Practices for Century Old Farm

Even though Frederick Martens’ grandfather started farming his Madison County ground more than a century ago, Martens continues to implement the latest in conservation technology to sustain the family farm for at least 100 more years.

2016 Iowa Conservation Accomplishments

Iowa farmers will install conservation practices on 458,000 acres with USDA-NRCS assistance.

NRCS to Offer Higher Conservation Payment Rates to Iowa Farmers

For the first time, Iowa’s private landowners have the opportunity to implement selected resource conserving practices on their land using a higher than normal payment rate through USDA’s Environment Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

USDA Announces Applications Available for Conservation Stewardship Program

NRCS is accepting and processing applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications are available in local USDA Service Centers. NRCS will process applications received by Feb. 3 for the 2017-1 signup period.

Conservation Choices

A Guide to 32 Conservation and Environmental Farming Practices


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