Farm Wetlands

News: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects

The Gazette: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects Excerpt: The USDA announced Thursday it is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects in Iowa and 11 other states. The $3 million awarded to Iowa is being used to create wetlands covering 580 acres in the […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]

Iowa Farming

News: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops

Quad City Times: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops Excerpt Iowa farmers busted the bins in 2015, setting records in production of both corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final crop production report. Iowa’s corn production for 2015 is estimated at 2.51 billion bushels, which beats the […]