Working together to make a positive impact on water quality

Iowa has been working for decades to protect and improve water quality. However, more can be done. 

"With planting completed in much of the state, now is a great time for farmers to visit their local Soil and Water Conservation District office to sign-up for cost share and learn about other conservation programs available as well," Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, says. "We continue to see cover crop acreage expand, but we still have more work to do. This program is a great way for farmers to try a practice and see how it fits on their farm." 

For more information regarding cost share, please click here.

We can continue to make a difference by implementing science and technology based measures on our farms and in our cities across Iowa. Let's work together to continue our proud tradition of leaving our land and water in better shape for future generations.

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Little Changes Make a Big Difference

Bill Northey

"As farmers, we can make changes one farm at a time that together can have a big impact on water quality. Let's all work together to implement practices and build structures that improve water quality. We understand that every farm is different, so pick what works best for you. I encourage you to explore this website for more information or visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District office to learn more."

Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Practices at Work