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The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America.
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.
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.
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of visiting with several of Iowa’s conservation pioneers, and I’ve often heard a common story.
Farming is a tradition for the Moffitt family of Warren County. And last week, the family was recognized for their efforts in continuing that tradition by raising livestock and crops responsibly in the state.
The Brenton Arboretum provides a quiet environment while conserving trees that are well-suited to Iowa.
Farm Bureau leaders traveled to the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines last week to meet with lawmakers and stressed the importance of adequate and sustainable state funding to support conservation programs as farmers take on the challenge of improving water quality through the science-based Iowa Water Quality Initiative.
Trade, infrastructure and education are key priorities to keep Iowa’s economy strong, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week at the Iowa Farm Bureau Policy Information Conference in West Des Moines.
The Conservation Farmer of the Year Award highlights the continuous conservation improvements made by Iowa farmers, but focuses on one statewide winner. Iowans have until May 1 to nominate a deserving farmer. Here's how.