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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
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the strength of remote working and online marketing in new efforts that may help rural development, speakers at the Aug. 21 online Iowa Rural Summit said. more
The ethanol industry’s losses have been more severe than economists originally predicted, an Iowa State University economist said. more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report on market disruption in the cattle industry shows the need for congress to act. more
Two major farm shows are off the calendar for 2020. To fill this gap, Farm Progress is launching the first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX. more
 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig recently announced the Beef Up Iowa program to connect Iowa beef producers with food insecure Iowans. more
Leaders of the Farm Progress Show, scheduled Sept. 1-3 at Boone, Iowa, pulled the plug on the show for 2020 after announcing last week that it would go forward as planned. more
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 90 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at more than $100,000. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 54 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences. Three Scott County students were among those honored. more
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