A portion of the Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax is used for Missouri landowners to install soil and water conservation practices through the state cost-share program. These practices conserve soil, which consequently improves water quality by reducing sedimentation in rivers and streams. How will these practices benefit you?
- Keep your valuable topsoil by reducing soil erosion
- Get the best use of your natural water resources and protect them from pollutants
- Develop the best nutrient and pest management plan for your needs with less runoff, therefore, protecting local streams
- Install a rotational grazing system that benefits your livestock, water resources, land and time
- Through irrigation, efficiently and uniformly apply water to control runoff and conserve water supplies and appropriately apply nutrients and chemicals
- Recycle animal waste for use on agricultural land
- Protect your groundwater
Conservation practices can save you time and money and increase your farm’s production while protecting the overall natural environment of the state.