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2014 Farm Bill Streamlines, Consolidates Conservation Programs

The 2014 Farm Bill is streamlining key conservation programs while investing about $18.7 billion in conservation programs offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service over the next five years.

USDA to invest in Prairie Pothole landscape effort

By restoring wetlands and grasslands, farmers are protecting lands that are critical to holding water and providing wildlife habitat.

NRCS Releases New Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its updated guidelines for terminating cover crops prior to spring planting. The guidelines apply to Iowans who farm on non-irrigated cropland.

Iowa Soil Health Producer Profiles

Hear directly from Iowa's leading  farmers to find out how they’re using soil health management systems to make their farms more sustainable, productive and profitable.

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