July 1, 2022
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Lydia Whitman of Calamus was recently named a Front 40 champion. She says the program brings a variety of voices together to put conservation efforts at the forefront.
Executive Insights: The next 30 years begins with your vote
Get to know the candidates and cast your vote. Doing so will continue the momentum and progress for the next 30 years.
Policy Update: Session adjourned, priorities delivered
ISA delivered several key accomplishments on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean farmers during the 2022 Iowa Legislative Session.
A better future grows from Iowa's Front 40
Iowa’s Front 40 launched in December 2021, highlighting 40 champions from across the state who are at the forefront of sustainable soil and water management practices.
ISA trials hope to showcase maximum output
Can Iowa farmers successfully raise two crops in the same field in the same year? Specifically, growers in the northern parts of the state?
Perfecting fertilizer management
Nitrogen Initiative or N Initiative, uses on-farm nitrogen fertilizer rate trials to create several tools to better pinpoint how much nitrogen is needed to grow crops in Iowa fields.
Researching nutrient and environmental aspects of poultry manure
Through a new multiyear study, Land Management for Improved Yield Environmental Resilience Sustainability (LAIYERS), researchers hope to learn more about nutrient availability to plants and poultry manure’s effect on overall soil health.
ACWA highlights growth in report
The power of water, its relationship to Iowa’s ag landscape, locations downstream and the conservation efforts to protect this natural resource, continues to be the focus of Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA).
5 questions to consider before cashing in on carbon credits
The Soil and Water Outcomes Fund is one carbon program positioned to provide direct payments to farmers who implement new practices that enhance soil health and improve water quality.
Rural Route 2: Growing leaders
I can’t wait to see who you select to represent you. I’ll be in the front row, cheering them on and watching them grow in the association.