Conservation is something which is being considered by many farmers across Iowa. Many producers realize it is going to be easier to do something while it is still voluntary, rather than if it were to become mandatory. The Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has gotten funding to benefit a few of these practices.
Earlier this week, Secretary Mike Naig announced IDALS had received an additional $2 million dollars in funding. These funds will be used for promotion of edge of field conservation projects. Projects which don’t always receive a great amount of attention.
Naig says while the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is only five years old, many of these practices weren’t developed at the time.
Naig discusses what areas IDALS is going to target.