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USDA puts hold on new CRP enrollments

10/16/2017

The U.S. Department of Agri­­culture (USDA) is temporarily suspending most new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) enrollments until later in the 2018 fiscal year

Northey pledges to protect crop insurance, boost conservation

10/9/2017

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey last week pledged to work to protect and strengthen crop insurance programs and to enhance voluntary conservation and water quality efforts during his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.

Iowa drivers fourth most likely to hit deer

10/9/2017

Iowa drivers have a 1-in-69 chance of hitting a deer, the fourth-highest odds in the country

Partnership launched to boost Iowa capacity for conservation planning

10/9/2017

The Iowa Department of Agri­culture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) last week announced a new public-private partnership to deliver conservation planning and outreach services to expand conservation and water quality efforts in three targeted watersheds.

EQIP sign-up available for conservation practices

10/9/2017

Iowa farmers interested in re­­ducing soil erosion, improving soil health and water quality, creating wildlife habitat and treating other resource concerns on their land have until Oct. 20 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2018.

Iowans at 'high risk' for deer collisions, according to study

10/5/2017

Here's some unsurprising news — Iowa is ranked as a high-risk state for deer collisions, according to State Farm's 2017 deer-collision study.

Restoring peaceful prairie on a pioneer resting place

10/2/2017

At the foot of the Loess Hills, in Harrison County, lies Uriah Hawkins. And thanks to the work of Rita and Bill Hammitt, local 4-H groups and others, the burial site lies in peaceful prairie.

Northey to go before Ag Committee Oct. 5

10/2/2017

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey is scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Oct. 5.

Water quality research projects funded at ISU

9/28/2017

Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University announces new funding for 11 projects.

Farmers Can Help DOT By Leaving Standing Corn For Snow Fence

9/27/2017

Fall arrived just last week, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is already looking ahead to winter by signing farmers up for the Standing Corn Program.

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