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Northern Missouri/Southern Iowa landowners sought for prairie program

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A USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant program will pay landowners along the Missouri/Iowa border to plant highly erodible land with native prairie grasses.

Director of land management and prairie acquisition Steve Mowry with Roeslein Alternative Energy tells Brownfield 40,000 acres surrounding the company’s anaerobic digesters in the Grand River Basin are eligible to participate.

“We would offer them an annual rental payment plus an amount of money per ton different if we harvest it and transport it versus whether the landowner would, and we would have some arrangement to the land owner for any carbon credits that we were able to arrange,” he explains.

Northern Missouri/Southern Iowa landowners sought for prairie program

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