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Southeast Iowa water quality project accelerates toward new phase

July 4, 2023  By The Hawk Eye | Mississippi Valley Publishing

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced on Wednesday that a successful Water Quality Initiative (WQI) project in Southeast Iowa is progressing toward its next phase, with a specific focus on the seeding of more cover crop acres as well as implementing additional edge-of-field conservation practices.

WQI efforts in the West Fork Crooked Creek and Long Creek watersheds, which cover areas of Keokuk, Washington and Louisa Counties, have been ongoing since 2014, according to a press release from Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

In the last three years, over 54,600 cumulative acres of cover crops have been seeded in this project area. | READ MORE


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