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Hog Confinement Loopholes

A recent Des Moines Register article brings to light some of the loopholes in the system. Iowa's Hog Confinement Loopholes are causing a Huge Stink Full Post

Tightening credit heralds more pain in U.S. farming downturn

Credit opportunities for operators continues to decline in 2016 Tightening Credit Heralds more Pain in U.S. Farming Downturn Full Post

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

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