October 2015

October 2, 2015

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A storm lights up the sky over Kent Narrows, Md. on the Chesapeake Bay. The bay is often referenced by Iowans as an example of how to deal with water pollution, both good and bad. Our state is battling its own water quality issues, exacerbated by an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works against three northwest Iowa counties. Unlike Iowa, lawmakers in the Chesapeake Bay have instituted numerous mandates on agriculture to force farmers to act. The Iowa Soybean Association wanted to investigate the regulatory system and report our findings.