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Iowa NRCS sets cutoff for conservation program applications

IARN — Iowa farmers and private landowners interested in treating resource concerns on their lands have until Oct. 1 to be considered for priority funding for conservation programs administered through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Three of the most popular USDA conservation programs are included in this signup period: the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

NRCS accepts program applications on a continuous basis but sets application cutoff dates as program funding allows. Interested producers and landowners should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the Oct. 1 application cutoff to ensure they are considered for 2022 funding.

Read more about the programs and how to submit applications here.

Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa

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