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New conservation field days announced the week of 7/19

7/19/2019

There are 9 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

Wetland gains

7/15/2019

Strategically sited wetlands in the Middle Cedar watershed will boost water quality and grow habitat in eastern Iowa.

SCOTUS limits government agency power in recent decision

7/9/2019

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling which limits the power government agencies have to interpret their own ambiguous regulations. The decision will impact the courts’ review of some EPA, Army Corp of Engineers, and USDA decisions which are based on interpretations of their own regulations.

New conservation field days announced the week of 7/5

7/5/2019

There are 11 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

99 counties, 99 Iowa parks

7/5/2019

Looking for an inexpensive family trip this summer? Take your family on a "selfie tour" of 99 county parks throughout Iowa.

Reviving an Iowa creek

7/5/2019

Farmers' conservation efforts have improved water quality and are helping rebuild mussel populations.

Reynolds names Lyon to lead the Iowa DNR

7/1/2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds has ap­­pointed Kayla Lyon to be the director of the Iowa De­partment of Natural Re­­sources, effective July 8.

USDA offers options to extend or enroll in CRP contracts

7/1/2019

Farmers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous sign-up practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension.

Smelling with your eyes: Build goodwill and save money on your livestock farm by planting trees | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 16

7/1/2019

In this episode, we learn about the Green Farmstead Partner Program, which has been helping many Iowa livestock farmers reduce their snow removal and energy costs, while improving the appearance and smell of their farms, over the past decade.

New conservation field days announced the week of 6/28

6/28/2019

There are 12 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

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