DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2019)  An analysis of implementation rates of conservation practices identified in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) reveals that participation is stalling, despite optimistic messaging in the 2017-2018 annual NRS progress report.

ANAMOSA, IOWA (July 1, 2019) — Trees Forever, Linn County, Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership, and partners are "creating a buzz" this summer through a series of field days and tours teaching the public about the needs of pollinators and establishing high quality pollinator habitat. 

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2019) — House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chairwoman Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on “Managing for Soil Health: Securing the Conservation and Economic Benefits of Healthy Soils.”

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WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham testified before the US House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry about the importance of soil-health practices.

Cunningham owns and operates a fifth-generation family farm with his son in southwest Minnesota, producing corn, soybeans and beef cattle.

QUAD-CITIES — Xstream Cleanup, in response to record flooding,  is seeking volunteers for a one-day, region-wide flood cleanup on Saturday, June 29, 8-11AM. Xstream Cleanup volunteers have identified six areas in our region where volunteers can assist in the recovery from the recent flooding.

Multiple cleanup sites are located in Buffalo and Davenport, Iowa; and Hampton and Moline, Illinois.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 21, 2019) — Local and regional artists, including jewelers, photographers, painters, woodworkers, fabric artists, and others who are inspired by nature to create, will exhibit and sell their art pieces at this outdoor show, back for its third year at the Quad City Botanical Center. 

WASHINGTON DC (June 20, 2019) — House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Filemon Vela of Texas delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on how farm policy helps farmers in adverse conditions.

“Good morning and thank you all for joining us here today to discuss how farm policy helps farmers take on the challenges they face this year.

WASHINGTON DC (June 20, 2019) — Today, the US House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Filemon Vela held a hearing on Crop Insurance, Risk Management, and Federal Disaster Programs, “How Farm Policy Helps Farmers in Adverse Conditions.” The hearing included six witnesses discussing the economic hardships and extreme-weather conditions farmers and ranchers face and how current farm policies help address those challenges.

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