Posted on August 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Iowa Corn
Thank you to all of those who completed our survey earlier this summer. We were encouraged by the results and look forward to continuing our efforts to bring you relevant news related to soil health and water quality.
A couple of key results from our survey were:
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In the news, the comment period to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule has been extended to Sept. 27. Click here to submit your comments to the EPA. Repealing this rule recodifies existing rules, and the next step would be to draft a new rule that offers better clarity on how to identify water bodies subject to Clean Water Act permits.
Adams County farmer Chris Gaesser talks about how his involvement with the Soil Health Partnership and use of cover crops have helped him control soil erosion on his farm. He talks about some of the other conservation practices he has on his farm and the various benefits that each provide.