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Adding butterfly habitat

2/19/2018

Project wants to add monarch habitat on Iowa farms, rural communities and cities.

Promoting soil health

2/19/2018

Partnership sees gains in soil health as a key to more profitable crop production.

Trump budget would cut crop insurance

2/19/2018

Congressional leaders say the administration’s plan will not affect the writing of the 2018 farm bill.

Four Iowa ag suppliers cited for conservation leadership

2/19/2018

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey named two agribusinesses and two Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) as recipients of the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality.

GROWMARK and NRCS set plan for  conservation collaboration

2/19/2018

GROWMARK and the Natural Re­­­­­­sources Conservation Service (NRCS) have formalized a collaborative partnership on conservation

Annual Conservation Stewardship Program deadline is March 2

2/16/2018

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). While applications for CSP are accepted year round, applications must be received by March 2, 2018 to be considered for this funding period.

Conservation practices trimming nitrate losses

2/12/2018

Cover crops, bioreactors and other practices are reducing losses of nitrogen from fields, according to Iowa Soybean Association data.

More Iowa farmers see the value in cover crops

2/12/2018

Cover crops becoming a third crop for many growers.

Cover crops shown to help in weed suppression

2/12/2018

Planting cover crops effective on winter annuals and early season weeds.

Looking for answers to cover crop yield drag

2/12/2018

Research indicates seedling diseases could be contributing to the phenomenon.

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