Iowa: Stressing Water Quality
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Aug 25, 2014 03:36 PM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Three major commodity groups in Iowa have joined forces to better engage farmers about the need to voluntarily reduce nutrient runoff in the state.

The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance was launched Monday at the Iowa State Capitol with state political leaders, which reflects some of the urgency to show reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in Iowa waterways.

After years of study and public comment, Iowa officials rolled out a nutrient reduction strategy in May 2013 that detailed a commitment to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways by 45%.

Yet, farm groups felt the need to ...

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