Today, Iowa Farm Bureau members are holding their 95th annual meeting in Des Moines. President Craig Hill says policy was ironed out at their August meeting so the focus for today’s event is on water issues and conservation.
Hill says they’ll also be talking about the success of a major water conservation program in Iowa, the Nutrient Reduction Management Strategy. He says last fall nearly 1100 farmers signed up for cost share in the program.
He says under the program, growers either added nitrogen inhibitors to their current practices, or applied no till or cover crops to their operations. He says besides conservation and water, farm bureau members will elect a President and three board directors. Hill says none of the races are contested so far and he’s running for re election as President.