Iowa: Farm Nutrient Runoff Worse, Despite 5-Year Reduction Strategy – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2018While state officials and others in Iowa celebrated the five-year anniversary of the state’s voluntary nutrient reduction strategy this past week, a study from the University of Iowa shows the […]

Nutrient Runoff in Mississippi River: Specific Strategies Compared in Study

🕔Jan 23, 2018Every summer, the Gulf of Mexico is flooded with excess nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants and farm fields along the Mississippi River basin. And every summer, those nutrients […]

Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

🕔Nov 8, 2017Though the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico has continued to expand in recent years, a report by a Mississippi River basin taskforce to Congress shows basin states are […]

New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

🕔Aug 1, 2017Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The […]

Ag Policy: Caring for Environment Won’t Pay the Bills, Most Farmers Need Incentives

🕔Dec 13, 2016Our focus so far in this series of columns on agricultural policy has been to identify policy elements that that take into account the market failure we see in crop […]

Watershed Runoff: New Toolset Helps You Find Options – ARS

🕔Oct 14, 2015A free computer-based toolset developed by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists was launched this month.  The toolset can help conservation planners, landowners and researchers better manage watershed runoff, such as […]

Nutrient Runoff Reduction Is a Slow Process – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2015It’s going to take longer to reduce the size of the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. The Hypoxia Task Force for the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin has moved back […]

Arkansas: Fertilizer Runoff Is Costly and Hurts Gulf Ecosystems

🕔Feb 11, 2015Bouncing along the edge of a field, Larry Berry points across the pasture toward a tree line marking the path of a creek bed. A small plastic shed sits atop […]

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