Statewide Iowa — Iowa farmers who want to enroll in either of the two major USDA conservation programs have until month’s end to submit their paperwork.
Kate Hansen, a policy associate with the Center for Rural Affairs in Nevada, says the deadline is October 1st.
Last year, Iowa farmers signed more than 12-hundred contracts for the two programs, known as CSP and EQIP. Hansen says the programs are similar but there are key differences.
Farmers who are interested in signing up for these programs should contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service in their county.