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Ag's Draining Water Fight - 4
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jul 16, 2015 06:46 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- There are no clear-cut answers to changing the nutrients runoff momentum in the Raccoon River watershed in northwest Iowa.

State ag officials and farmers say there isn't a set of universal practices all producers can adopt to fix the problem. To reduce nutrients flowing into watersheds, farmers will need custom solutions on each farm. That complexity is tough to manage with state regulations, which is what the Des Moines Water Works wants.

The Des Moines utility is suing 10 drainage districts that feed into the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers. The suit claims nutrients from fields in ...

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