Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:37 AM by Iowa Corn
Today, April 22nd, is a special day. A day where people across the United States celebrate efforts to protect our environment and encourage discussion about what can be done in years to come. While the calendar carves out just one day each year for this celebration, for America’s corn farmers every day is Earth Day.
|"Farm ponds provide wildlife habitat and reduce phosphorus loss in Warren County." #FarmersCoverIowa|
Farmers are closely connected with the environment, more so than many other professions. Their ability to cultivate crops and raise livestock largely depends on proper management of natural resources. They need a continuous supply of rich soil, clean water, and fresh air; which is why Iowa farmers work day in and day out to protect these vital resources.
|"Cover crops reducing nitrate loss in Jasper County." #FarmersCoverIowa|
Curious about what farmers are doing across the country to protect our environment? Check out some of these recent stats:
|"Grass waterways reduce gully erosion in Dallas County." #FarmersCoverIowa|