Farmers honored for environmental achievements

Dozens of Iowa farmers and their families were recognized for their environmental achievements last week during the Iowa State Fair.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Ag­­ri­culture Secretary Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resource Director Chuck Gipp honored the Iowa Farm En­­vironmental Leader Award winners at the Penningroth Center inside the Cattle Barn.

The award recognizes the ex­­emplary voluntary actions of farmers to improve and protect the environment and natural resources, leading to...

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