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The tap opens a bit more this year on Iowa’s $282 million water quality funding, with some headed to producers who implement soil conservation techniques, and the rest earmarked for financing sewer and water system improvements like those planned in Princeton, Park View and other Scott County communities. more
Five dedicated leaders in soil health, including a Scott County farmer, received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. more
After more than 30 years at the helm of one of the area’s leading rural cooperatives, Tom Leiting has decided to call it a career. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
Three North Scott FFA students brought their research projects to the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute, May 1 at Iowa State University. more
Chloe Engelbrecht has a big jacket to fill. more
Urban Cost Share offers a reimbursement of 50 percent up to $2,000 for landscape practices that protect and enhance water quality and address drainage problems. Practices that qualify for cost share include rain gardens, bio-retention cells and swales,  permeable paving, soil quality restoration (deep tined aeration and  the application of compost to lawn) among others.  more
The Scott and Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation districts, along with the Iowa Pork Producers, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a Soil Health and Nutrient Management meeting at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the families and includes a complimentary meal. more
Ag producers already facing price volatility, new water quality initiatives and the usual vagaries of weather, now face another complicating factor: Presidential tweets. more
Scott County’s first vineyard and winery will be built near LeClaire, fulfilling Julia Rubino and Bryce Flaherty’s dream, but with a few restrictions. more
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