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Farm Bureau leaders were pleased that a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) against drainage districts in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties and said last week that the court’s ruling will not diminish Iowa farmers’ commitment to improving water quality and saving soil.
A series of spring field days focused on cover crop issues in grazing and row crop systems are scheduled for March 28-May 30. Learn about cover crop basics and how to maximize financial returns.
Iowa Farm Bureau members are pleased that continued, measurable conservation progress can continue, without the distraction of litigation.
As Congress gears up for a major tax reform effort in 2017, Iowa Farm Bureau leaders emphasized the need for a fairer and more equitable tax system
The public comment period for pyrethroids, a popular, safe and effective class of synthetic insecticides for agriculture, residential and industrial uses, has been extended.
Clive city councilman Eric Klein submitted a guest column to the Des Moines Register last week, sharing his perspective on a regional water system for the Des Moines metro and providing some helpful background information on the topic.
The public comment for pyrethroids, a popular, safe and effective class of synthetic insecticides for agriculture, residential and industrial uses, has been extended. Iowa corn and soybean growers are urged to comment to EPA about how they uses these products.
When it comes to farming today, diversification seems to be the key,
The Iowa DNR is proposing that 11 Iowa counties have their antlerless deer quotas increased and 11 have their quotas decreased, in its 2017-2018 resident deer hunting rule. The rule's Notice of Intended Action was approved in a special conference call with natural Resource Commission members March 10. The DNR will take public comments through May 2. The NRC is expected to approve the proposal at its May 11 meeting in Des Moines.
The ownership of agricultural land has been in a state of flux in the past century. Land accounts for 81% of total asset value on the 2014 farm balance sheet.