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Water quality cost-share funds available

7/24/2017

Iowa farmers can apply for cost-share funds to help install practices focused on protecting water quality.

Duvall gets up close look at Iowa conservation efforts

7/24/2017

The first thing Zippy Duvall noticed during his visit to Iowa last week was how corn dominates the state’s mid-summer landscape

Unsettled trade, wild commodity markets and digital ag advancements top discussion at Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit in Ames

7/21/2017

Managing costs, staying ahead of wild market swings and finding efficiency through data mining were key issues experts addressed at Iowa Farm Bureau’s fifth annual Economic Summit held yesterday in Ames.

Fremont County farmer, Chris Teachout, named Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year

7/19/2017

Chris Teachout of Shenandoah was using cover crops on his family farm long before they became a widely recognized and popular conservation practice in Iowa to reduce erosion and improve soil health and water quality.

Conservation success inspires continued learning

7/17/2017

Chris Teachout was us­­ing cover crops before cover crops were widely touted throughout the state for their use in slowing erosion and diminishing runoff.

Farm Bureau members deliver unified message in Washington

7/17/2017

Farm Bureau members at several stages of their farming careers — ranging from beginning farmers to those near retirement —delivered a unified message on several national policy issues last week in Washington, D.C.

River clean-up crew sees how farmers aid water quality

7/17/2017

Iowans have similar interests in cleaning up and protecting water resources, river clean-up volunteers in Floyd County learned last week.

EPA director says agency is 'standing with farmers'

7/17/2017

Two high-ranking Trump ad­­ministration officials — Envi­ron­­­­­­­­mental Protection Agency (EPA) Ad­­ministrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — spoke to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Council of Presidents last week in Washington

EPA Taking Comments on Neonicotinoids Through July 24

7/17/2017

The EPA is taking public comments on four neonicotinoids through July 24. Learn how to comment to EPA in this story.

Iowa efforts aid monarch butterfly

7/3/2017

A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to support recovery of the monarch butterfly.

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