Iowa farmers continue to take on the challenge of improving Iowa’s water quality by investing millions of dollars in proven, science-based conservation practices. The scale of the progress that has been achieved over the years through these practices is testament to the innovation and commitment of Iowa farmers. See the results for yourself!
Cover crops protect water quality, reducing nitrogen and phosphorus loss by up to 30%.
Wetlands reduce nitrate loss by up to 90%. Iowa has nearly 140 wetlands, and more on the way.
Iowa has over 90,000 miles of terraces helping to reduce soil erosion and phosphorus loss by 77%.
Iowa Farmers Lead the Way in Conservation
Ranking number one in several ‘proven’ conservation practices that help improve water quality.
Grassed waterways provide habitat for birds and wildlife and can reduce phosphorus loss and erosion by anywhere from 60-75%.