Adams County Soil & Water Conservation District, Iowa

Adams County Soil & Water Conservation District, Iowa Protecting natural resources

Provide financial and technical assistance for soil and water conservation practices.

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09/26/2019

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10/17/2018

Reminder! If you're approved for Fall Cost Share, please give the office a heads up when you have an idea when you'll have your crops out. With the previous weather delays and now good weather to get in the fields, we don't want to get behind. If you can, give us a heads usp when you're going to have you field open for the Technician's to design/stake your project, then again when you have an idea when the contractors will be there. This will help things run as smooth as possible.

Job Opening - Summer Intern Available to graduating High School Seniors who are enrolled in college, current college stu...
03/07/2018

Job Opening - Summer Intern
Available to graduating High School Seniors who are enrolled in college, current college students, and recently graduated college students. See below for more information.

*Adams SWCD is an equal opportunity employer, lender, and provider.

Adams County Farm Bureau
03/07/2018

Adams County Farm Bureau

Don't miss it.....the Ag Day Expo is a week away! See you there!

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
02/27/2018
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

After a four-month hold, Northey was finally freed! Under Secretary Northey was confirmed for USDA post this morning.

CRP and Water Quality Informative meetingFebruary 20, 10 am - 130 pm *Lunch provided
02/08/2018

CRP and Water Quality Informative meeting
February 20, 10 am - 130 pm
*Lunch provided

01/31/2018

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued the following statement regarding Gov. Reynolds signing of SF 512 into law, which provides nearly $300 million for water quality efforts in Iowa over the next 12 years.

“Governor Reynolds’ strong leadership has been critically important to helping get this bill passed and I want to thank her for all her hard work. It is great that this bipartisan legislation that addresses such an important issue in the state is the first bill that she signed into law as Governor.

“I also want to again thank the House and Senate leadership for this commitment to this issue and we look forward to continuing the conversation with legislators as we scale up our water quality work across the state.

“This legislation is a significant boost as we continue our work on this important issue. We are excited to build on the strong foundation that has been established as we expand our collaborative, science-based efforts to achieve the water quality goals we all share.”

*Adams County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
01/22/2018

*Adams County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Are you ready to celebrate? Adams County Farm Bureau is ready to do just that in honor of the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District's 75th Anniversary!

We will celebrate at the 2018 Ag Day Expo set for March 12, 2018 at the Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If you'd like to be a vendor at this event, please contact Jennifer at the Adams County Farm Bureau office in Corning at 641-322-4343.

ACFB is working together with Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District to celebrate on expo day! You're not gonna want to miss this event! Stay tuned for more infomation as we get closer to March 12th!

Perdue swears in Censky, McKinney at USDA - Brownfield Ag News
10/12/2017
Perdue swears in Censky, McKinney at USDA - Brownfield Ag News

Perdue swears in Censky, McKinney at USDA - Brownfield Ag News

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has added two new members to his executive team at the USDA. Perdue swore in Steve Censky as deputy agriculture secretary and Ted McKinney as the USDA’s first undersecretary for trade Tuesday. Censky, who was the longtime CEO of the American Soybean Association, said it was...

USDA issues $9.6 billion in safety net programs - Brownfield Ag News
10/05/2017
USDA issues $9.6 billion in safety net programs - Brownfield Ag News

USDA issues $9.6 billion in safety net programs - Brownfield Ag News

The USDA will begin issuing farm safety net and conservation payments this week. More than $9.6 billion in payments will be made to farmers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and Conservation Reserve programs (CRP). About $8 billion will be given under the ARC an...

09/06/2017
Reynolds ponders Northey replacement | Iowa Agribusiness Network

Reynolds ponders Northey replacement | Iowa Agribusiness Network

Home 5 Ag Stories Reynolds ponders Northey replacement Reynolds ponders Northey replacement By Ben Nuelle - September 5, 2017 3:11 pm Governor Kim Reynolds congratulated Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey during her weekly press conference Tuesday. “Bill is a phenomenal secretary of agricult...

Concerns of propane availability during a wet harvest - Brownfield Ag News
08/30/2017
Concerns of propane availability during a wet harvest - Brownfield Ag News

Concerns of propane availability during a wet harvest - Brownfield Ag News

Prospects of a wet fall are raising concerns about propane availability. CHS director of propane marketing Dennis St. Aubin told Brownfield in July inventories are slightly below normal, mostly because of increased export business. “Production has not been lagging behind anything we’ve seen in the p...

Argentina Opens Up Pork Exports
08/25/2017
Argentina Opens Up Pork Exports

Argentina Opens Up Pork Exports

The Trump Administration has struck a deal with Argentina to reopen one of their markets. U.S. pork has been banned from Argentina since 1992 because of mitigation requirements and other sanitary issues. One of the reasons the opening is important is it allows the trade of highly valued products wit...

EPA to repeal and replace WOTUS - Brownfield Ag News
06/28/2017
EPA to repeal and replace WOTUS - Brownfield Ag News

EPA to repeal and replace WOTUS - Brownfield Ag News

The Trump Administration has taken the next step in rescinding the controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). EPA administrator Scott Pruitt says his agency intends to write a new Clean Water Rule that returns power to the states and provides regulatory certainty to U.S. farmers and businesses.…

House Ag Funding Higher Than President's Request
06/28/2017
House Ag Funding Higher Than President's Request

House Ag Funding Higher Than President's Request

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday released its fiscal year 2018 Agriculture and related agencies bill in preparation for a markup on Wednesday.

05/24/2017

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued the following statement on the swearing in of Gov. Kim Reynolds:

“Governor Reynolds is a hardworking, dedicated and selfless public servant and will provide strong leadership for the state. Over the past six and half years she has travelled the state extensively to meet with farmers and ag business leaders and worked to promote Iowa products around the world. She has also been very supportive of efforts to implement the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and has visited water quality projects underway across the state. The Governor is passionate about supporting our agriculture industry and rural communities and will be a tremendous advocate for Iowa. I congratulate her on this historic achievement and look forward to continuing to work with her as she steps into this new role.”

05/24/2017

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued the following statement following the confirmation of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to China:

“It is great news for Iowa and for the nation that Governor Branstad is now confirmed and will soon be in place as Ambassador to China. Governor Branstad is uniquely qualified to serve in this critically important position and will vigorously support our nation’s interests. Through his hard work promoting Iowa products around the world, the Governor has built strong relationships with Chinese President Xi and numerous leaders and officials across the country that will serve our nation well. I want to thank Gov. Branstad for his service to our great state as Governor and I wish him all the best and look forward to continuing to work with him in this new and important role.”

05/11/2017

Reminder -
Sign up period for Fall 2017 Cover Crops is now open!

"Iowa farmers are continuing to take on the challenge of improving water qulity and this program has played an important role in helping farmers get started with a new practice on their farm focused on protecting water quality. We have seen thousands of farmers try cover crops on hundreds of thousands of acres through this program," Northey said. "We were excited to have funds available again this year and encourage farmers to contact their local Soil and Water Conservation District to learn more and potentially sign up to participate."

The cost share rate for farmers planting cover crops is $25 per acre ($15 per acre for past cover crop users) and for farmers trying no-till or strip till is $10 per acre. Farmers using nitrapyrin nitrification inhibitor when applying fall fertilizer can receive $3 per acre.

Any farmer not already utilizing these practices will receive priority conscideration for this assistance. Farmers interested in cover crops, but have already used this practice on their farm are also eligible for this funding, but at a reduced $15 per acre rate. Farmers are only eligible for cost share up to 160 acres statewide. The fund will be made available in July, but farmers can immediately start submittinga pplications through their local Soil & Water Conservation Districts.

For more information or questions contact Kelsey at the office. 641-322-3116 ext 3

03/29/2017
Northey announces wildfire assistance

Northey announces wildfire assistance

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on March 20 highlighted opportunities for Iowans to support farmers and ranchers who have been impacted by wildfires in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Tragically, seven people have died and officials have estimated that thousands of cattle have been…

Deere museum to become free attraction
03/03/2017
Deere museum to become free attraction

Deere museum to become free attraction

WATERLOO -- Beginning Wednesday, John Deere attractions in Iowa and Illinois will offer extended hours of operation and eliminate admission fees at locations that had charged in the past.

Job Opening - Summer InternAvailable to graduating High School Seniors who are enrolled in college, current college stud...
02/28/2017

Job Opening - Summer Intern
Available to graduating High School Seniors who are enrolled in college, current college students, and recently graduated college students. See below for more information.

Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger | Iowa Agribusiness Network
02/16/2017
Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger | Iowa Agribusiness Network

Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger | Iowa Agribusiness Network

In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home style.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued the following statement regarding the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on fou...
01/27/2017
Supreme Court to issue ruling in Water Works nitrate lawsuit

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued the following statement regarding the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on four certified questions of law that the Court received from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa that is hearing the full case. The full Supreme Court decision can be found at http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Supreme_Court_Opinions/Recent_Opinions/20170127/index.asp.

“This decision is a significant loss for Des Moines Water Works. Their failed strategy seeks to circumvent well-established Iowa law with more than 100 years of precedent. Unfortunately, it has already cost Des Moines Water Works ratepayers more than $1 million dollars on lawyer fees that could be better spent improving their infrastructure and serving their customers. While Iowans have continued to take on the challenge of improving water quality and investing in additional conservation practices, the lawsuit has been a needless distraction from our collaborative, research-based approach that is working with Iowans in rural and urban areas across the state to improve water quality.”

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision in a lawsuit filed against three counties by the Des Moines Water Works.

We are offfering a scholarship to Adams County High School Seniors! One is to seniors who are enrolled in FFA and reside...
01/26/2017

We are offfering a scholarship to Adams County High School Seniors! One is to seniors who are enrolled in FFA and reside in Adams County, and another to students who go to Southwest Valley High School. An emphasis in students pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Winning students will be eligible for and additional $350 scholarship at the regional level, before being eligible for one of three state-level scholarships in the amount of $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000. Winners from remaining 6 regions will each receive $600. Scholarships must be used for the student's first year of college education.

Applications (form attached) are due to Kelsey at the Adams SWCD office (2243 Loomis Ave, Ste 2, Corning) by close of business (4:30 pm) Friday, February 17, 2017. Please note; follow the instructions on the application closely. Applications filled out incorrectly will not qualify. Pay close attention to deadline. Applicantions submitted after deadlines will not be considered. Application forms from previous years will not qualify. Application form is posted below, or can be found with information about the Scholarship at the link below.

All information and forms can be found at; http://cdiowa.org/conservation-districts-of-iowa/programs/public-education-acknowledgment/scholarships

Trump issues order to pull out of TPP - Brownfield Ag News
01/24/2017
Trump issues order to pull out of TPP - Brownfield Ag News

Trump issues order to pull out of TPP - Brownfield Ag News

President Trump has signed an executive order to have the United States pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. The 12-nation TPP is supported by numerous U.S. agriculture groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council who say it will...

Clovis takes key ag job with Trump White House
01/24/2017
Clovis takes key ag job with Trump White House

Clovis takes key ag job with Trump White House

HINTON, Iowa | Sam Clovis, a former Sioux City college professor and radio talk show host who signed onto Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2015, has accepted a key White

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