New Horizons for Conservation in Agriculture
Cows and cover crops are helping produce a renewable fuel source on Bryan Sievers’s Scott County, Iowa, farm. He’s using anaerobic digesters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. And now, through a USDA-funded project, he’s demonstrating how other farms can do the same.
Poll Shows Majority of Iowa Farmers Influenced by 4R Plus Practices
The Iowa Farm and Rural Life poll shows a majority of farmers are being influenced by the 4R Plus program to adopt nutrient stewardship and conservation practices to help Iowa reach its nutrient reduction goals.
Working Smarter, Not Harder, to Reap Benefits of Soil Conservation Practices in North-Central Iowa
This fifth-generation farmer uses soil conservation practices to improve soil structure and fine-tune his fertility program. While it takes a lot of patience and planning, benefits such as savings on fuel, fertilizer and time have him convinced it’s a worthy system.
A Love for the Land and Livestock Drives Conservation Decisions
When it comes to improving crop and pasture ground, Justin Robbins of Greene County isn’t one to follow the herd. He’s willing to do what it takes to protect the environment and improve his land.
4R Plus Can Improve Farmers’ Bottom Line in Pricey Input Environment
The benefits of 4R Plus practices are front of mind as farmers look ahead to the 2022 growing season, when pricey inputs will likely narrow margins.
Connecting Conservation-Minded Landowners and Tenants
Find out what non-operating landowners are doing to encourage the adoption of 4R Plus practices on rented land.
New App Helps Farmers Find Cover Crop Services Quickly
September is the start of cover cropping season in Iowa, and a new app from Practical Farmers of Iowa helps connect farmers with services.
Couple Merges Passion for Crops, Conservation and Cattle
Boone County’s Bret and Liz Pierce have merged their passion for crops and cattle and together work to improve soil health while protecting water quality.