USDA Announces October 20 EQIP Signup

Iowa farmers interested in reducing soil erosion, improving soil health and water quality, creating wildlife habitat, and treating other resource concerns on their land have until Oct. 20 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2018.  Through EQIP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides conservation planning […]

Northey and Des Moines Water Works Differ on Water Quality Initiative

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that a record number of Iowa farmers signed up to install nutrient reduction practices on their farm through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s statewide water quality cost share program. However, Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says that it is not enough to improve […]