Iowa Corn is proud to support a number of environmental initiatives with diverse partners to help improve Iowa's land and water. A few examples include:
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (also referred to as the Water Quality Initiative) is a science- and technology-based framework that aims to assess and reduce nutrients in Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico. The team is actively working to educate growers and encourage widespread adoption of the best management practices. This strategy has been prepared by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more.
IOWA Agriculture water alliance (IAWA)
Accelerating the pace and scale of quantifiable water quality improvements in Iowa is the mission of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA). Created and funded by Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork Producers Association, the IAWA will increase farmer awareness and adoption of science-based practices proven to have environmental benefits. IAWA takes specific actions in multiple watersheds in the state, providing funding, outreach guidance, watershed planning and conservation expertise. Learn more.
Formed by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) in 2013, the INREC proactively supports the adoption of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. INREC brings together major farm and commodity organizations, major fertilizer and crop production companies, agricultural retailers and crop advisors in a formal organization to help lead environmental efforts related to water quality.
INREC has three core missions focused on measuring and demonstrating environmental progress, fostering innovation and development of new technologies, and enhancing crop advisor and ag retailer roles as “change agents” working with Iowa farmers to achieve environmental goals. Learn more.