In this article, Jeff Petersen says conservation terraces provide him opportunity to save valuable
soil and maintain good water quality in his fields while at the same time adding to farm profitability.
This article talks about the benefits of windbreaks provided by trees that lead to energy conservation, beautification of properties and for protecting building sites from snow,. Windbreaks give needed protection from the northwest winds in the…
Mark Brown, of Le Mars, chairman of the Plymouth
County Soil and Water Conservation District, voices the concerns of Plymouth County farmers over the possibility of cuts in soil and water conservation programs by the US Department of Agriculture.
Mark Schultz, Associate Directior of the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project, calls on the U.S.
Congress and Agriclllture Secretary Tom Vilsack to retain USDA funding for future conservation efforts.
Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture talks about his concerns with the impact of future ethanol policies on the ethanol industry. He also addressed the issue
of the ongoing controversy over current consumer allegations that the use of cornfor…