Month: February 2016

February 16, 2016

IDALS opens nomination for Conservation Farmer of the Year

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has opened nominations for the Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. The statewide award goes to a farmer who makes outstanding contributions to soil conservation and water quality. The award is co-sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The winner gets the free use of a

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February 12, 2016

USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Awards $9.5 Million for Midwest Agriculture Water Quality Partnership

Project will leverage $4.75 million in state funding and $33 million from the private sector to expand water quality efforts DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Sean McMahon, Executive Director of Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), today said that the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has awarded $9.5 million to the

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