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Iowans view different crops and challenges on farms in Georgia

2/27/2017

The rocky, porous soils of southeast Georgia are miles away from Iowa, both literally and figuratively, but farmers from the two states can still learn a few things from each other.

Ag groups: Lawmakers must resist budget cuts in farm bill

2/27/2017

A large and diverse group of farm organizations, including the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), last week asked Congressional budget leaders to resist making cuts in farm program spending when Congress writes a new farm bill.

Measure would create regional water authority for Des Moines

2/27/2017

A bill introduced recently in the Iowa Legislature will help create a regional water authority for the metro Des Moines area that is more responsive to central Iowa communities and to water customers than the Des Moines Water Works

Environmental award nominations open

2/27/2017

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey are encouraging Iowans to nominate farmers who have taken on the challenge of improving water quality and saving soil for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award.

Poet plans enzyme facility in Emmetsburg

2/27/2017

South Dakota-based ethanol maker Poet-DSM announced that it plans to build an enzyme facility at its cellulosic ethanol plant, called Project Liberty in Emmetsburg.

Work continues on long-term water quality funding

2/27/2017

Iowa lawmakers continue to work on water quality funding, with committee debates expected in both chambers this week. Farm Bureau is working to secure a long-term, dedicated funding source for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

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