DES MOINES, IA, July 13, 2018—USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering emergency assistance to southern Iowa farmers with grazing systems affected by drought. Funding targets conservation practices that support forage production and livestock watering.
Producers with land in severe drought conditions will receive priority funding. Portions of Appanoose, Davis, Lee, Monroe, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties are currently in a severe drought. Producers in 12 other southern Iowa counties in a moderate drought may also apply. Before applying, producers should refer to droughtmonitor.unl.edu to see if their land is in an eligible drought area.