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  • Striking a Balance: Utilizing Subsurface Tile Drainage

    Striking a Balance: Utilizing Subsurface Tile Drainage

    In the Midwest, 50 million acres of cropland rely on subsurface tile drainage to reduce water table levels and remove excess water from fields. This allows growers to get a jump on spring cultivation and planting, and gives them access to the fields even during wet parts of the season.

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  • Inhale Nitrogen, Exhale Cleaner Water

    Inhale Nitrogen, Exhale Cleaner Water

    Bioreactors throughout the Midwest have improved agriculture’s impact on more than 38 million acres of tile drainage in the Corn Belt states.

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  • Farmer Focus on Stewardship Improves Water Quality

    Farmer Focus on Stewardship Improves Water Quality

    The "4R" Best Management Practices - applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate at the right time and in the right place - is an increasing focus of the industry.

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  • Improving On-Farm Practices for Sustainability

    Improving On-Farm Practices for Sustainability

    Maintaining and protecting the quality of Iowa’s water supply remains a top priority for area farmers, the fertilizer industry, agricultural retailers and consumers alike. And in a world of $3.50 corn, sustainability needs to be meaningful and profitable for farmers.

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  • A Balancing Act No More - Profitability and Sustainability

    A Balancing Act No More - Profitability and Sustainability

    Although some would say it "takes more to make more," meaning more nitrogen and more phosphorus, new technologies and tools, such as yield mapping and monitors, are revealing that added nutrients may not be delivering an increased return on investment.

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  • 5 Things Happening NOW in Iowa to Address Water Quality Concerns

    5 Things Happening NOW in Iowa to Address Water Quality Concerns

    Iowa farmers, commodity groups and researchers have their work cut out for them when it comes to reducing nutrient run-off from agricultural land. But, while the goals seem lofty, they can be achieved.

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  • Reducing Nutrient Loss by 2025

    Reducing Nutrient Loss by 2025

    In the current economic and environmental climate, adoption of necessary measures to improve water quality has been slow, especially as the soft commodity market places a burden on the supporters of these measures to prove they're worth the extra expense. Read more about experts from the public and private sector came together to discuss ways that growers could address water quality issues.

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  • Iowa Takes Proactive Approach to Water Quality

    Iowa Takes Proactive Approach to Water Quality

    For farmers across the country, issues surrounding water quality are front and center. Many states are doing this well, and Iowa was among the first. At times, it may seem there are more questions and criticisms surrounding water quality than there are answers and solutions. So how can farmers manage nutrient runoff into waterways while also protecting their profitability?

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  • Central Valley Ag Starts with Nitrogen to Address Water Quality

    Central Valley Ag Starts with Nitrogen to Address Water Quality

    We sat down with Mike Zwingman of Central Valley Ag recently to talk about his work at CVA and the challenges his customers face with managing nitrogen nutrition in their crops, both for improved performance and environmental impact.

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  • Keeping P in its Place

    Keeping P in its Place

    The potential for nutrients to move from farm fields to waterways is under scrutiny by the American public, as well as by federal and state regulators. However, environmental consciousness among farmers remains high and is increasing, particularly where phosphorus (P) is concerned.

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