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Ag sector makes strides protecting water quality
By dholm | 13.4.12

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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