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MDC Connects Northwest Missouri Landowners With Cost Share For Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Landowners in Northwest Missouri can tap a revenue source through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program called PRIME, an acronym for Program Restoring and Improving Monarch Ecosystems.

The Missouri Department of Conservation can help connect landowners with the program and offer expertise on management practices that help monarch butterflies and all pollinators.

PRIME aims to increase monarch and pollinator habitats through land management practices and short-term land rental payments.

Landowners can apply to NRCS for the PRIME program through May 20.

Counties qualifying for the program include Andrew, Atchison, Benton, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, and Worth.

To learn more about PRIME or to apply, contact your local NRCS service center or contact Marilyn Gann at 573-876-9398.

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