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Slow your roll


New signs along the High Trestle Trail showcase long-time conservation efforts of Iowa farmers.

Iowa Minute: Learning about Iowa's water quality from the seat of your bike


Bicycling in Iowa is all about enjoying the great outdoors. It's also a great way to learn about the ways Iowa's farmers are keeping the outdoors great.

Sign-up begins for cost share on conservation practices


The 2018 sign-up period is open statewide for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.

Session addresses  Iowa Farm Bureau priority issues


The 2018 Iowa legislative session approves tax reform, water quality funding and access to affordable health care.

Cover crop termination delayed?


Follow these three steps to extend the crop insurance deadline for cover crop termination.

Five candidates seeking GOP nomination for  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture


Candidates for the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture met last week in Ankeny to outline their positions in a forum sponsored by WHO Radio’s Big Show.

Nominations due June 1 for Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year


Nominations are due June 1 for the 2018 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year.

Pilot project to increase conservation planning


A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot project will add the expertise of private sector technical service providers (TSP) to help Iowa farmers prevent soil erosion, improve soil productivity and measure the return-on-investment for conservation work.

Iowa Farm Bureau pleased with Iowa Legislature's action on priority issues


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization, saw the 2018 legislative session conclude with passage of several bills on key issues for Iowa’s farm families.

Watch for a letter from NRCS


Effectively immediately, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s financial assistance program will no longer require a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, signed by President Donald Trump on March 23, eliminated these requirements.