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Battle Lines Drawn on Iowa Plan
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 11, 2013 01:52 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Harcourt, Iowa, farmer Dale Peterson said he believes Iowa producers are getting a bad rap in the public square.

For years the central Iowa farmer has implemented conservation measures to keep his farm productive and livable for generations to come -- not because anyone made him do it.

That's why he said he believes the state's proposed voluntary nutrient management strategy will work if given time -- that it's the only way to successfully expand the use of conservation among Iowa's 92,300 farmers.

"As a for-profit business, it would be cost prohibitive for me or any farmer ...

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