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MARCH 2019 STEWARDSHIP ADVOCATE UPDATE

Posted on 03/25/2019 at 01:21 PM by Iowa Corn

MONTHLY UPDATE FROM BEN GLEASON, IOWA CORN SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS MANAGER

 

Spring is finally here, and the grass is starting to green up! But that’s about it for good news. Unfortunately, the sudden arrival of spring after a snow-packed winter has created widespread flooding. Governor Reynolds has issued disaster proclamations for over 50 counties allowing state resources to be utilized for recovery. President Trump has done the same for federal assistance. The state has created a hotline at 211 and www.floods2019.iowa.gov to answer questions about the flood.

 

If you have recently experienced flooding, here are some resources:

 

If you want to help flood victims, here are some options:

 

NOAA’s spring outlook doesn’t look good, predicting historic flooding through May. Be prepared and stay safe!

                                                                                                                         


FARMER TO FARMER: Using Conservation Practices Across Generations

                                                                                                

Paul Gieselman from Louisa County discusses his conservation practices that have evolved through multiple generations and preserving the land for the next generation by reducing tillage.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Mar. 28: AgSummit, Donahue

Mar. 28: Cover Crop and No Till Workshop, Williams

April 2: Cover Crop Field Day, Osage

April 3: Cover Crop Field Day, Orange City

April 4: Cover Crop Field Day, Epworth

April 4: CRP Management Workshop, Fairfield

April 9: Cover Crop and Water Quality Field Day, Washington

April 10: Cover Crop and No Till Workshop, Whittemore

April 12: North Raccoon Watershed Meeting, Lake City

April 17: Nishnabotna Watershed Meeting, Oakland

April 17: Clear Creek Watershed Meeting, Coralville

May 16: Hypoxia Task Force, Webcast

May 16: English River Watershed Meeting, North English

June 4: Cover Crop Field Day, LaPorte City


LATEST INFORMATION:

Helping Find Solutions

Spring Cover Crop Termination 

EPA Urges Comment on New Clean Water Rule 

Facing Spring Manure Application Challenges 

Regenerative Agriculture:  World-Saving Idea or Food Marketing Ploy?    

USDA Seeks Public Comments on Conservation Practice Standards 

Thank You, Elyssa McFarland! 

What Cover Crops Should You Plant? 

$500 Million in Public and Private Water Quality Funding Identified in Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report  

Toledo Passes Lake Erie Bill of Rights, Farmers Face Litigation 

 

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