AGRIBUSINESS: Iowa Water Quality Strategies Released

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At a press conference Monday the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was announced for public comment. The 197-page report is comprehensive, addressing point and non-point sources of pollution simultaneously.

The report, which is the result of a two year collaboration between the Iowa Department of Agriculture, DNR, and Iowa State University, and outlines practices producers can utilize to lower residual nutrient levels across the state, with the goal of a 16-percent reduction in phosphorus levels and a four-percent reduction in total nitrogen levels.

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