The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s approved Regional Conservation Partnership Program through USDA titled; “Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality” award was announced in March of 2016. The project’s goal is to improve the adoption and utilization of cover crops by Missouri landowners to improve the production capacity of soils that are classified as highly erodible or have organic matter content less than two percent on 20,000 acres annually. The program will provide eligible landowners cost-share assistance to plant cover crops. The “Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality” RCPP project is a five year cost-share program available statewide with annual sign up periods.

Missouri landowners interested in participating in the program should contact their local USDA NRCS Service Center. The following link will redirect the browser to the Missouri NRCS Service Center locator,

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=page/CountyMap&state=MO&stateName=Missouri&stateCode=29

Signup deadline is Nov. 17, 2017.

To read the full announcement from USDA go to, https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/mo/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1343046

RCPP Partners: