PAGE TITLE

Conservation & Natural Resources Articles

Iowa Farm Bureau members may subscribe for free email news on conservation and natural resources, including conservation funding opportunities, programs, voluntary partnerships, field days, water quality, wildlife, and more. Subscribe here!

{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}

Sign-up open for Prairie Pothole Program

3/30/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has launched a pilot program to enable farmers in Iowa and other states in the Prairie Pothole region to receive payments for planting perennial cover for conservation use for three to five years.

Chinese pork imports jump

3/30/2020

China’s imports see big jump in the wake of African swine fever and COVID-19.

Leading in conservation

3/23/2020

Vogel spreads the word on the value of cover crops, no-till and other conservation practices.

DNR proposes changes to balance deer herd

3/23/2020

Plan would reestablish early muzzleloader season to abate rising deer populations in northwest Iowa but rescind January antlerless-only season.

Making real progress in conservation

3/23/2020

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig sees gains in improving water quality and reducing soil loss across the state, despite a tough ag economy.

Building resilience through conservation

3/23/2020

The Gaesser family uses a range of conservation practices to protect soil health on their southwest Iowa farm.

Planting the seeds of conservation

3/23/2020

Rensink brothers provide cover crop advice and other conservation solutions in northwest Iowa.

Scaling up water quality practices with Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 35

3/23/2020

This National Agriculture Week episode (hosted by Delaney Howell) features an interview with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig on Iowa's water quality progress and the steps being taken to scale up water quality protection practices.

Deadline for Pesticide Applicator Renewal Certification Waived Until December 31

3/23/2020

Iowans who had pesticide applicator certification through December 31, 2019 have had their status extended through the end of 2020. Learn more here.

USDA Service Center Offices Open by Appointment Only

3/22/2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, USDA Service Centers are currently open for business by phone appointment only. Also, some Service Centers are not currently available to serve customers on location. Please call ahead before visiting a local office.

{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}