Soils & Agriculture

  • Water Pollution in Iowa Impacts Dead Zone, Public Health

    One statistic you likely won’t hear from Iowa agriculture boosters is the state's ranking as a leading contributor to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico – commonly referred to as the “dead zone.”

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  • New Farm Bill Will Aid Wetland Conservation

    ​The new five-year Farm Bill approved by Congress in December provides some important wins for wetlands – and for the people, fish, and wildlife that depend on wetlands.

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  • New Farm Bill's Impact on Native Prairie

    The U.S. has lost millions of acres of native prairie over the past decade, making native prairie one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. While there is some good news for prairie and other grasslands in the new Farm Bill, the new law also represents lost opportunities to better protect these valuable resources.

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  • New Farm Bill's Impact on Wildlife

    Congress approved a new Farm Bill that provides full funding for conservation programs that help farmers put in place conservation systems that address soil, water, and wildlife needs in rural areas. Although the League didn’t get all we asked for, there are some clear wins for wildlife.

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  • New Report: Leveraging Conservation Dollars Benefits Water, Wildlife, and Soil

    A new report from the Izaak Walton League of America highlights the benefits for our natural resources – and American taxpayers – of better leveraging conservation funding to promote five conservation practices now in use on less than one-third of America’s farms and ranches.

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