Recent News - 2018

  • Iowa farmers lend helping hand to improve water quality

    posted 12/10/2018 Iowa farmers and landowners are working toward cleaner water flowing from farmland into the Des Moines river by using practices such as bioreactors and saturated buffers.

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  • ADMC Names New Executive Director

    posted 9/7/2018 The Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) named Keegan Kult as their new Executive Director.

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  • Managing Farmland Drainage Workshop

    posted 9/4/2018 "Iowa State University Extension has scheduled a workshop geared toward women landowners as an opportunity to discuss drainage issues that exist on Iowa's farmland. The workshop is free and will assist attendees as they make farmland drainage decisions."

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  • Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship receives $1 million grant

    posted 6/4/2018 “This grant is another great example of leveraging state funding for water quality and bringing in significant federal and private dollars to help get even more practices on the ground,” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig said. “This EPA fund will help build saturated buffers, bioreactors, wetlands and other practices that have been shown to significantly reduce the nutrients leaving our land.”

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  • Subsurface Irrigation System Cuts Nutrient Loss, Increases Yields

    posted 5/21/2018 For those in the South interested in Drainage Water Management (DWM) systems, the focus is normally on irrigation. But the system — sometimes called subsurface irrigation — also helps with nutrient loss and increased yields.

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