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Poll shows Iowa farmers support investment in conservation

J Arbuckle

When Iowa voters approved an amendment to the constitution to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, ISU Extension Sociologist J. Gordon Arbuckle wasn’t surprised at the outcome of the vote. The 2010 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll data indicated that a significant proportion of farmers support increased investments in conservation.

Arbuckle said the research also shows that in general, Iowa’s farmers view investment in conservation as an important contributor to rural development and beneficial to both farmers and rural areas as a whole. The 2010 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll summary report and a topical report on conservation funding and Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy amendment are available to download.

This article appeared in November 2010 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter