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IFBF's Centennial Annual meeting set for Dec. 3-5

9/24/2018

It will be a perfect occasion to celebrate Farm Bureau's proud history and to look forward to a vibrant future.

Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation to offer online course on water quality

9/24/2018

Iowa teachers can learn about water quality and how science can help manage soil nutrients through a new graduate course

New Soil Health Indicators Proposed by USDA; Comment Until December 13

9/24/2018

The USDA is issuing a technical note for public comment that includes six standard methods for measuring soil health. The USDA and its Natural Resources Conservation Service and conservation partners will use the measures to assess soil health problems and impacts as part of its conservation planning and implementation. Farmers have until December 13 to comment on the proposed field and laboratory methods.

New conservation field days announced the week of 9/21

9/21/2018

There are 5 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

Making their points in D.C.

9/17/2018

Ag Leaders urge lawmakers to pass new farm bill, find solutions to trade concerns.

Iowa program offers crop insurance discounts for cover crop planting

9/17/2018

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is encouraging farmers to take advantage of a program that provides a $5 per acre reduction on crop insurance premiums for planting cover crops.

EQIP sign-up deadline nears

9/17/2018

Iowa farmers interested in treating natural resource concerns on their land have until Oct. 19 to be considered for priority funding

EPA Comes to Iowa to Learn About Wetlands

9/14/2018

The U.S. EPA, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship staff visited Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetlands in Dallas County September 11 near Grimes. The staff learned about existing research and different Iowa wetland types, and discussed future policy and research needs to advance Iowa’s water quality objectives.

Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year Gets His Keys

9/14/2018

Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year Chad Ide from Shannon City received the keys to his John Deere 6E Series utility tractor Monday in Des Moines.

Land Improvement Contrators Add Saturdated Buffer to Demonstration Farm

9/14/2018

The Iowa Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors Association hosted an “edge of field practice” field day September 13 at their demonstration farm east of Melbourne. See the saturated buffer that was added this year.

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