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30-plus organizations team up to help re-establish monarch habitat in Iowa

2/27/2017

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America.

Environmental award nominations open

2/27/2017

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.

Work continues on long-term water quality funding

2/27/2017

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.

Conservation gains neighbor to neighbor

2/27/2017

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.

Family recognized for its care of livestock, environment

2/27/2017

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.

Connecting Iowans  to the land

2/23/2017

The Brenton Arboretum provides a quiet environment while conserving trees that are well-suited to Iowa.

Members stress the need for state support for water quality efforts

2/20/2017

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.

Reynolds: Trade, infrastructure and education are priorities

2/20/2017

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.

Ag Briefs - Feb. 22, 2017

2/20/2017

Ag Briefs - Feb. 22, 2017

Nominate a Deserving Conservation Farmer for State Award

2/17/2017

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.

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