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Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa
The Iowa Ag Summit was conceived and hosted by Bruce Rastetter, agricultural entrepreneur who also serves as the President of the Iowa board of Regents, believes the media are asking the wrong questions. The daylong event was attended by... 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

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

ISU Professor Leads Study Of Farm Field Erosion

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Global studies show that the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, reducing cropland's fertility. Full Story

Drought still Impacting Missouri River Management

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The... Full Story

Scientist Say Dead Zone Showing Up In Green Bay

posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM

The oxygen-deprived area may cover as much as 40 percent of the largest freshwater estuary in the Great 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

Environmental Group Seeks To Limit Farm Runoff

posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The general manager of Des Moines Water Works said Tuesday the agency might be forced to sue the government if state regulators and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to limit the nitrate levels that enter... Full Story

Ohio Wants Farmers to Help Reduce Lake Erie Algae

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's farmers won't be forced to change how they use fertilizer and manure even though both are thought to be contributing to the growing algae outbreaks in Lake Erie. Instead, state officials are hoping that farmers will... Full Story

Ag pollution prevention program tested in Minn.

posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will take the lead in testing a federal program that encourages farmers to reduce agricultural pollution. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa... Full Story

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