Ag sector makes strides protecting water quality

By Tim Hoskins, Iowa Farmer Today

Farmers and commercial applicators should get credit for the improvements they have made in terms of water quality and herbicides and pesticides.

That is a message from Dick Fawcett, a private consultant in Central Iowa. He worked on water-quality programs and weed management for Iowa State University in the 1970s and 1980s.

As a historical prospective, he says water-quality concerns, especially with ag chemicals, were a hot political issue. Read on

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