NEWS
Iowa Spring Erosion
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:31 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The wet spring in parts of the Midwest not only made planting tricky for many farmers, but a new report by the Environmental Working Group said heavy rains at the end of May in particular led to increased soil erosion in parts of Iowa.

The report, "WASHOUT, Spring Storms Batter Poorly Protected Soil and Streams" points to data that show heavy rains between May 25 and May 29 across Iowa "heavily damaged" soil and streams.

EWG cites data from Iowa State University's Iowa Daily Erosion Project that shows in 50 townships covering 1.2 million acres, farmland suffered ...

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