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New Mississippi River Basin projects in Iowa


October 26, 2018
By Wallaces Farmer

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Iowa is one of seven states to receive funding for conservation efforts in new priority watersheds. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently selected eight Iowa watersheds for priority funding through the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). NRCS is accepting MRBI project applications through March 15.

Farmers within the MRBI watersheds – Cedar Creek; Eagle Creek-Prairie Creek; Roberts Creek; Deep Creek; Lower Skunk; Walnut Creek; West Branch Floyd River; and West Fork Crooked Creek –  are eligible for funding for conservation practices that control nutrient runoff. | READ MORE