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Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

posted on June 19, 2015 at 5:11 PM

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies
Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions of rural America, some have kept a watchful eye on the environmental impact of farming…for... Full Story

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa
The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at... Full Story

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action

posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action
It’s a morning ritual in Iowa’s capitol city. The Des Moines Waterworks collects samples from the Raccoon River - the primary source of drinking water for half-a-million central Iowans. Full Story

Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, Lakes

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes. Full Story

Farmers And Water Quality Officials Seek Common Ground On Farm Field Runoff

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Farmers And Water Quality Officials Seek Common Ground On Farm Field Runoff
Iowa farmers and the head of the water treatment plant in Iowa's capitol city seek common ground over farm field runoff. Full Story

Gulf 'Dead Zone' Above Average But Not Near Record

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

The area of low oxygen covers 5,840 square miles of the Gulf floor — roughly the size of Connecticut Full Story

Nutrient Study Targets Increased Yields While Reducing Inputs

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Nutrient Study Targets Increased Yields While Reducing Inputs
Iowa Soybean Association research helps farmers to maximize yields through better nutrient management. Full Story

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)

posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)
Full Program: Winter reprises its role in the Grain Belt as record snowfall delays planting even further. The Food and Drug Administration gets the jitters over added caffeine in food and beverages. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange tries to level the playing... Full Story

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)

posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)
Full Program: The governor of a leading farm state negotiates agricultural trade with China. Heavy rains bring much-needed moisture to the Grain Belt and push rivers to flood stage. And with spring planting on hold, an expert suggests changes to nitrogen... Full Story

Wet Spring Increases Nitrogen Loss

posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Wet Spring Increases Nitrogen Loss
The wet spring could leaving farmers with not as much nitrogen carry over. Full Story

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