Soils & Agriculture

  • Iowa Water Funding Comes Up Short

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently approved legislation to dedicate just $4 million this year – and $282 million over 12 years – to improve practices on farms and to help cities and towns reduce nutrient pollution in Iowa streams. IWLA Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Tim Wagner encouraged Iowa businesses to sign on to a joint letter to Governor Reynolds opposing the bill.

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  • League Champions Conservation in the Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Nolan introduced the Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018 (HR 4618) last month, which includes a version of a "good driver discount" pilot program the League has been promoting for farmers. Let your members of Congress know you support Rep. Nolan’s bill!

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  • Izaak Walton League Applauds Program Rewarding Conservation on Farms

    Farmers who adopt conservation measures to build healthier soils should be rewarded with a discount on their crop insurance premiums. That’s what a pilot program proposed by Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan – and supported by the Izaak Walton League of America – would do.

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  • President's Budget Proposal Guts Critical Conservation Programs

    The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water – all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.

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  • Saving Wetlands: A History of the Duck Stamp

    From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.

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