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USDA Announces October 17 EQIP Signup

Iowa farmers interested in reducing soil erosion, improving water quality, and creating wildlife habitat on their land have until Oct. 17 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2015.

Women, Land & Legacy to Host Social Media Workshops

Women, Land and Legacy will host two social media workshops for Iowa women involved in agriculture and/or rural businesses. There are two morning workshops on Sept. 12 in Des Moines or Sept. 22 in Waterloo. 

Ready for Radishes? The Next Big Thing

Internet research led Pocahontas County farmer Mark Korte to plant 500 acres of tillage radishes as a preventive planting crop last summer after wet fields ruined his cash crop.

Responsibilities for Conservation System Construction Projects

A guide to help you understand responsibilities in all phases of conservation practice construction.

Cover Crops Provide Immediate Soil Benefits for No-tiller

After five years researching cover crops, Guthrie County farmer Don McCool aerial seeded cereal rye on 420 acres on his cropland near Bayard on Sept. 9, 2013, and he saw immediate soil health benefits, including more root mass to feed microorganisms

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