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A group of Iowa agencies and non-profit organizations will be joining forces to promote soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1.

State, Federally Funded Cover Crop Acres Increase 22 Percent

Iowa farmers planted about 64,000 more cover crop acres funded through state and federal incentives in the fall of 2015 compared to fall 2014 - a 22 percent increase.

Iowa Farmer Sees Success Crimp Rolling Cereal Rye

Sigourney farmer Mark Haines is one of a handful of southeast Iowa farmers to successfully terminate their cereal rye cover crop this spring using a roller crimper.

31 Ways in 31 Days

Iowa NRCS will highlight 31 conservation practices in 31 days throughout August on Twitter. The 31 practices focus on water quality and soil health.

Iowa Farmer Mixed Up in Cover Crops

Buchanan County Farmer Dick Sloan is using cover crop mixtures to improve water quality and soil health on his farm.


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