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Report shows progress on Iowa’s water quality initiative

9/12/2016

Iowa farmers and communities, with the help of government agencies, ag organizations and Iowa State University (ISU), continue to make steady and measurable progress on reaching the goals of Iowa’s water quality initiative, officially called the Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS).

Work by farmers and landowners transforms western Iowa lake into a premier fishing spot

9/12/2016

There are many ways to measure the success of Black Hawk Lake restoration efforts, but perhaps the most visible occurred this summer when the 922-acre lake was filled with boatloads of South Dakotans casting for walleye.

Collaboration, education key to water quality efforts

9/12/2016

As farmers look to improve water quality in the state, partnerships and education are key, farmers and other leaders said last week at a field day in Rembrandt.

Iowa Farm Bureau members Dale and Karen Green win Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year Award

8/29/2016

Two Castalia family farmers, known just as much for their strong conservation ethic as well as their big maple syrup festival, are winners of the 2016 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year award.

Greens earn statewide award for ongoing conservation efforts

8/29/2016

Dale and Karen Green’s Winneshiek County farm is all about sustainability.

Cover crop season

8/26/2016

Are you seeing green in a newly harvested cornfield? Expect to see more cover crops in fields this fall.

Iowa family’s heritage strengthened by determination and years of conservation

8/24/2016

Sustainability may be a buzz word today, but it was alive and well last week at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Farm Bureau’s Century and Heritage Farm Awards at the Iowa State Fair.

Branstad says he’s optimistic about water quality funding

8/22/2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he’s optimistic that Iowa will develop a long-term, sustainable water quality funding program within the next few years to supplement farmers’ own efforts to improve water quality and reduce soil loss.

Awards provide a look at water quality gains

8/22/2016

Want a positive jolt of optimism about how Iowa farmers are taking on the challenge of improving water quality and re­­ducing soil loss?

Iowa Farmer Today: Illinois farmers applaud Iowa’s collaborative conservation

8/18/2016

Twenty members of the Illinois Farm Bureau who visited Iowa this week on a nutrient issues tour left the state with a greater appreciation for Iowa’s collaborative approach to water quality issues after meeting with stakeholders across the state.

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