Posted on 02/20/2017 at 02:34 PM by Iowa Corn
It is starting to feel like spring here in Iowa and it won't be long before planting season is upon us! Things are heating up at the Iowa Capitol as contentious issues, such as school funding and collective bargaining, were being debated. Water quality funding will remain on the back burner until budgets are finished.
The recent Iowa Power Farming Show brought thousands of farmers to the Iowa Events Center. Iowa Corn talked to many attendees at our booth, and we hosted water quality seminars featuring Secretary Bill Northey, Dr. Larry Weber from the Iowa Flood Center and several Iowa farmers who have upped their conservation efforts. Check out the highlight video below from the first seminar, and look for footage from the second seminar in the March update.
The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan was announced at the show by Secretary Northey, Associate Dean John Lawrence from Iowa State University and Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director Larry Buss. The plan outlines approaches for effective crop management that will prevent pest resistance to chemical, genetic and agronomic practices. To learn more, go to www.ProtectIowaCrops.org.
Finally, do you know someone who goes above and beyond to implement conservation efforts on their farm? Consider nominating them for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Corn farmers Doug Holliday and Wayne Humphreys discuss water quality, soil health and conservation in a panel discussion at the recent Iowa Power Farming Show.