March 16, 2017

Spotlight Stories

  • Best is Yet to Come in Improving Iowa’s Water Quality

    Best is Yet to Come in Improving Iowa’s Water Quality

    Recently, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) turned five years old. Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance Executive Director, reflects on the progress made to date and the work still required to improve water quality. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Iowa’s farmers have made tremendous progress reducing soil erosion by adopting practices such as no-till or strip-till, grass waterways,[...]Read More »
  • Southeast Iowa Farmer: Tweaks To Planter For Cover Crop Seeding

    Southeast Iowa Farmer: Tweaks To Planter For Cover Crop Seeding

    Photo Credit: Joe Murphy, Iowa Soybean Association Steve Berger, a demonstration farm participant in the Soil Health Partnership, started to no-till in 1978. He has experimented with cover crops since 2000 and has planted all of his farm to cereal rye for the past 10 years. Berger knows that adding cover crops to your farm’s[...]Read More »