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Conservation Practices in Iowa

Study examines conservation practices over three year period covering eight Iowa watersheds Conservation Practices in Iowa Full Post

Investor Interest in Farmland

As farmland values continue to decline investors interest in purchasing farmland rises. Investor Interest in Farmland Full Post

Water Quality Tax Diversion

Gov. Branstad proposes a tax diversion to address Water Quality Initiatives Water Quality Tax Diversion Full Post

2015 ISU Extension Land Value Survey

The 2015 Iowa State Extension Land Value Survey was recently released.  As expected the survey indicated a slight decline in values for most of the counties in the state.  The overall state average value dropped by 3.9%.  Below is an article with complete details about the survey. ISU Land Value Survey Full Post

Drones Must be Registered

According FAA all drones must be registered by February 19, 2016. Drones Registered Full Post

Water Works Questions Farm Bureau Motives

Des Moines Water Works slammed the Iowa Farm Bureau last week, saying it's backing a new group and media campaign that's more about gaining political support than solving water-quality problems. Read More: Waterworks Debacle Full Post

Our Water – Article In Des Moines Register

Agricultural drainage districts could be part of solution to pollution in Iowa. Link to article: OurWater_1  OurWater_2 Full Post

Low crop prices will batter farm income, USDA says

Low crop prices will batter farm income, USDA says - Link Full Post

Experts divided on investment in Iowa cropland

Should investors continue buying Iowa's rolling cropland, given that values have begun to soften after tripling over the past decade? Read more below Link Full Post

Growing Water Use Issues

This article focuses on the growing water use in Iowa and the issues that may cause.  Find the full article below. Growing Water Use   Full Post