IOWA PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN WATER RESPONDS TO DES MOINES WATER WORKS’ DECISION TO DIRECT AN ADDITIONAL $650,000 TO LAWSUIT

May 25, 2016

IOWA PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN WATER RESPONDS TO DES MOINES WATER WORKS’ DECISION TO DIRECT AN ADDITIONAL $650,000 TO LAWSUIT

Ratepayers will bear the expense of focus on divisive tactics over infrastructure improvements. DES MOINES, Iowa, May 25, 2016 – Iowa Partnership for Clean Water (IPCW) is disappointed by Des Moines Water Works’ decision to direct additional funds toward its ongoing crusade against Iowa farmers. The utility has once again chosen to prioritize its own
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April 27, 2016

IOWA PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN WATER PRAISES EFFORTS TO INCREASE COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION AND VOICE ON WATER UTILITY BOARD

Bill Would Require Representation from Communities Served by Des Moines Water Works DES MOINES, Iowa, April 27, 2016 – Iowa Partnership for Clean Water (IPCW) is encouraged by movement from the Iowa House of Representatives to ensure representation on the water utility board for all communities served by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW). The
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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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January 27, 2016

Cover Crop Categories: Brassicas

As cover crops grow in popularity, there are many questions to consider when first getting started.  Cover crops can provide many benefits including improved soil health and reduced soil and nutrient loss.  Some species are better suited for Iowa’s weather and growing season than others.  To help make species selection decisions a little easier, we
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January 23, 2016

Iowa snags $97 million water quality, flood grant

Iowa’s efforts to tackle water quality and flood challenges got a $97 million boost from a federal grant announced Thursday. Gov. Terry Branstad, state and local leaders, including the city of Dubuque, are expected to gather Friday afternoon at the Statehouse to discuss the grant. “The money will help accelerate flood reduction and water quality efforts in some
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January 22, 2016

Iowa cities share piece of $97M water quality grant

Dubuque, Coralville and Storm Lake will receive about $40 million of a nearly $97 million federal grant the state received to tackle flooding and water quality challenges, officials said at press conference Friday. Much of the remainder of the money will be used to target flood and water quality improvements in nine watersheds across the state.
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