Pilot program tackles Iowa farm nutrient reduction

Says private sector must get involved to advance conservation

October 2, 2014

From http://www.farm-news.com/

CARROLL (AP) – Farmers in Iowa and the Midwest will soon be able to get advice about conservation at local elevators, along with their seed, fertilizers and herbicides.

The effort is expected to more quickly bring conservation efforts to Iowa farmers and their fields, and help the state accelerate work to meet a broad plan to reduce nutrients that go into state waterways and eventually flow to the Gulf of Mexico.

“If we’re really going to move conservation forward, we have to engage the private sector,” said Stan Buman, who, with his brother, Tom, began Agren in 1996. Read on

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