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Conservation Counts Articles

Read more about how farmers are taking a collaborative and comprehensive approach to improving water quality at ConservationCountsIowa.com

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New conservation field days announced for week of April 12th

4/9/2021

There is an upcoming conservation webinar under our Field Days & Events tab.

Good news about conservation progress

4/6/2021

Iowa farmers are making steady progress in planting more cover crops, reducing tillage, testing soil and adopting other practices that improve water quality and reduce soil loss.

Iowa Dish Video: Farmers in Action

4/6/2021

Learn how Iowa farmers are working together and adopting innovative farming practices to achieve Iowa’s water quality goals.

Conservation progress

4/5/2021

Iowa farmers make strides toward improving water quality

New findings on agriculture’s water quality protection and greenhouse gas emissions progress | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 70

4/5/2021

In this episode, Shawn Richmond of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) reports the latest data on Iowa farmers’ efforts to conserve soil and protect water quality. And American Farm Bureau economists Dr. John Newton and Shelby Myers share how farmers are reducing greenhouse gas emissions (as well as the potential economic incentives).

New conservation virtual field days announced for week of April 5th

4/2/2021

There is an upcoming conservation webinar under our Field Days & Events tab.

A conservation legacy

3/29/2021

On the Long-Crow family farm in Marshall County, it's all about adopting conservation practices to leave the land better for the next generation.

Conservation and water quality momentum

3/29/2021

Data from the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) shows significant gains in cover crop acreage and other conservation practices.

Stabilizing the hillsides

3/29/2021

With the assistance from a local water quality initiative, Tim Bennett of Taylor County raises hay to keep the soil on his hilly southwest Iowa fields.

Cover crops offer a range of benefits

3/29/2021

The Fynaardts of Poweshiek County see many advantages of growing cover crops and planting corn and soybeans into growing rye.

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