Farmers in Action
Agriculture is a vital part of Iowa’s cultural heritage and economy, and Iowa’s farmers are committed to keeping it that way. They take pride in protecting the land and water quality – using science-based practices – so that they’re able to pass the land on to the next generation. That’s why Iowa leads the nation in reduced and no-till acres. It’s why farmers plant more than 3 million acres of cover crops each year – an increase of 94 % since 2017 and 300 times more than a decade ago. And it’s why the state is actively constructing 40 new conservation wetlands, to join the 110 wetlands already on Iowa’s landscape. Explore the statewide stories below to see how farmers are protecting water quality where you live.
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