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Start a Legacy this Autumn

Autumn is a great time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and reflect on the beauty around you. Use this beautiful season to collect and plant seeds to preserve the beauty for future generations. Learn from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s new Forestry Specialist on how to plant a legacy.

Addressing Challenges of Rainwater Catchment Systems for Produce Irrigation

Rainwater as an irrigation source is continuing to grow in popularity across Iowa. Since Shawn Shouse and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University designed their first high tunnel catchment system in 2010, the system designs and intricacies have expanded to ever-larger volumes of water collected, collection from other buildings, and diverter systems for cleaning physical debris prior to water storage. 

Answers to Common Fall Lawn Care Questions

Every year we seem to get the same questions from the public on lawn care, specifically this time of year when people are disappointed in how their yard held up. While not all of these questions will fit your yard, some of them might. It is our goal that these points help address those questions, and give the knowledge to have a successful growing season. 

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USDA Announces 2019 Market Facilitation Program

The USDA announced on May 23, 2019, that there will be a second Market Facilitation Program in 2019. This comes on the heels of the $12 billion MFP program implemented in 2018. The USDA announcement states that the administration is allocating up to $16 billion for the 2019 program, with up to $14.5 billion of that money used for direct payments to producers.

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