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Iowa's Corn Farmers Celebrate Soil & Water Conservation Week

JOHNSTON, Iowa - April 28, 2014 - Iowa has 71,665 miles of streams and more than 11,000 different types of soil. Both resources are precious to the productivity of our state. Farmers celebrate soil and water every day but, Soil and Water Conservation Week April 28 to May 2, is a good time to recognize Iowa's innovations to conserve both soil and water resources.

Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week this year is being coordinated with national Stewardship Week, which is sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Events include tours, field days, and a proclamation by Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad.

"Iowa is an agricultural state and we didn't get to be the national leader in conservation by taking the easy route," said Humphreys. "We need a group effort to conserve our soil and water resources."

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,800 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.

Mindy Williamson
Communications & PR Director




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