Video: Farmers – not lawyers – are the solution.

June 16, 2015

Video: Farmers – not lawyers – are the solution.

Farmers are doing their part to protect Iowa’s land and water resources, but some are standing in the way of progress. Unfairly placing blame on agriculture does nothing to improve Iowa’s water quality. Farmers – not lawyers – are the solution. Join our effort! IPCW from Iowa Partnership for Clean Water on Vimeo.
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June 10, 2015

Upcoming Events: July 20

The Economics of Cover Crops Webinar | July 20, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Practical Farmer is excited to host a webinar for the National Wildlife Federation to share early results from projects they funded starting in 2013 focused on the specific topic areas of wildlife and economics/agronomy.  Join in live or watch the
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June 5, 2015

Upcoming Events: June 15-18

Martens Farm Field Day | June 15 | 2-5 p.m.  Learn strategies to protect water quality at Martens farm field day near Winterset. The Martens are in their fourth year using a nitrate removal wetland, and invite farmers and the public to learn more about how it works at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day
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May 29, 2015

Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional 800,000 Acres Dedicated to Conservation Reserve Program for Wildlife Habitat and Wetlands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 800,000 acres have been added to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and restore wildlife habitat. Iowa farmers have over 680,000 acres currently enrolled in the CRP, more than 11 percent of the U.S. total and more
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May 22, 2015

Upcoming Events: June 2-4

  Prairie On Farms Demonstration Workshop June 2: Dysart Farm, 5718 12th Ave., Dysart, IA 52224 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., check in at 8:30 a.m. Prairie On Farms Demonstration Workshop June 4: ISU Research Demonstration Farm Bourlaug Learning Center 3327 290th St., Nashua, IA 50658 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., check in at 8:30
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May 22, 2015

ISU pairs with Eastern Iowa Airport for nutrient reduction experiment

Researchers with Iowa State University are working with the Eastern Iowa Airport to try and reduce runoff in Iowa’s fields. In February, the airport announced the STRIPS project, or Science-based Trials of Row crops Integrated with Prairie Strips. In mid-May, farmers planted a type of grass the University of Iowa will burn as a biofuel
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May 19, 2015

Spotlight on Conservation: Middle Cedar Partnership Project

In 2014, the City of Cedar Rapids joined with fifteen other organizations, including soil and water conservation districts, state government departments, commodity groups, university services, private companies, and environmental advocacy groups, to form the Middle Cedar Partnership Project (MCPP), a collaborative effort designed to address water quality in the Middle Cedar watershed. The Middle Cedar
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