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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jul 3, 2013 01:57 PM CDT

The battle over water quality in Iowa continues to intensify.

Associated Press reported Tuesday that Des Moines officials could sue if state and federal officials don't limit nitrate levels from farm runoff.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey told DTN in a brief interview earlier this week that Iowa has just begun to implement its new Nutrient Reduction Strategy meant to address some of the nitrate problems. Northey said he believes a voluntary, science-based approach is the best strategy for reducing runoff. Northey indicated it's time to demonstrate how best conservation practices can work.

"Our desire is to show they ...

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