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It was certainly a strange week back in August, when the empty Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds gave evidence to one more event that was kicked to the curb by COVID-19. more
Three Scott County farmland owners are asking a county compensation commission to come up with a dollar figure for damage they attribute to Alliant Energy’s $35 million natural gas pipeline across northern Scott County. more
North Scott FFA for the first time is among 10 national chapters recognized as a model of excellence to compete for a nationwide title this month. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday it will award $1 million for a new wetland mitigation banking project in Iowa through the Wetland Mitigation Banking Program. This program assists conservation partners in developing or establishing mitigation banks to help agricultural producers maintain eligibility for USDA programs. more
Sen. Charles Grassley joined some Democrats criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture after learning Southern states fared better in 2019 trade-war aid payments. more
Lisa Zelle is Scott County’s latest inductee into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. more
One hundred thirty upgraded Iowa sewer plants now give the Department of Natural Resources live time data for those waging Iowa’s fight against nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. more
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship manages Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy to change thoughts and actions, as well as reduce fertilizer run off. more
Iowa Nutrient Reduction spending has increased  environmental awareness among Iowa farmers, but still leaves more than 60 percent of surveyed farmers  with little knowledge about the efforts. more
Iowa’s battle against farm fertilizer runoff ramped up spending to more than $500 million a year to discourage planting on marginal ground, encourage and subsidize cover crops, create hundreds of new monitoring sites and generate lots of new data. Still, Iowa’s eight-year water quality effort is losing ground against nitrogen runoff and making only modest reductions in phosphorous. more
Rolling along in a pickup truck across a field in Harlan, Iowa, Alex Freeman really got to know Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and the cattle producer they were visiting. more
Six North Scott FFA students won gold ratings at the Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair, and two are national finalists. more
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