Iowans support farmer's conservation efforts

Iowans support farmer's conservation efforts

There’s good news for Iowa farm families, from the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food & Farm Index survey results.

Over three-fourths (77%) of Iowa grocery shoppers are confident Iowa farmers are caring for the environment responsibly, with 1 in 4 (24%) being very confident!

This stems from farmers embracing the conservation practices that work best for their individual farm. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) of Iowa grocery shoppers say they are confident that Iowa farmers are taking on the challenges of improving water quality and they want to learn more about those efforts.

After hearing how farmers in Iowa are installing cover crops, wet lands and bioreactors makes over 4 in 5 (84%) more confident that farmers are taking on the challenge of improving water quality.

Current Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill sees these findings as encouraging.

 “Progress is happening, and this survey underscores the importance of sharing that information,” Hill says. “Iowans can visit to learn more and see for themselves how farmers are managing their most precious resources.”

Iowans also understand the need for diversity in their food choices. 84% of those surveyed say it’s important that farmers have the flexibility to use a variety of farming practices to provide them with different choices and price options at the grocery store.  

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