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Agriculture, Land Use, and Environment

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:15 pm CDT
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    The Agricultural Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system is used to assess land for agricultural use and economic potential. It is being used in seven Iowa counties. 

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 9:17 am CDT
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    A hub for information pertaining to agriculture law. Contains links to agricultural law journals and law databases. Some sources require a Drake University student ID to access.

  • Updated: 11/04/2015 10:45 am CST
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    The report introduces agriculture in Midwest, and how climate change affects agriculture. Adaption strategies for Midwest agriculture and evaluation of strategies are included in the article.

  • Updated: 10/07/2015 12:50 am CDT
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    From Iowa State University - Soil survey and digital soil data: soil suitability and interpretations.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:53 am CDT
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    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Agricultural Economist Michael Duffy analyzes the costs of topsoil erosion in three categories: farmer costs, societal costs, and landowner costs.

  • Updated: 11/04/2015 11:30 am CST
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    Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is an eco-business innovation organization which is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:37 pm CDT
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    A list of programs including the Urban Conservation Program and the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Program.

  • Updated: 11/11/2015 10:33 am CST
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    Ephemeral gully erosion, which is a significant cause of soil loss from agricultural fields, is the focus of a USDA National Integrated Water Quality Program. The project uses research,and education to control ephemeral gully erosion efficiently.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:34 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - News on agriculture and natural resources.

  • Updated: 12/03/2015 9:31 am CST
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    The Leopold Center is a research center of Iowa State University, and it is focused on ecological systems, marketing and food systems, policy, and cross-cutting research.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:43 pm CDT
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    An overview of The Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program in the State of Michigan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 11:38 am CDT
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    Included is an overview of the state preservation strategies.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 9:18 am CDT
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    From Iowa State University - A memorandum on how and why to preserve farmland.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:27 pm CDT
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    The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provides website visitors with information on conferences and access to publications.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:54 am CDT
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    The Upper Midwest RESAC is to monitor and model important agricultural issues.

  • Updated: 11/04/2015 10:39 am CST
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     The article includes types of agricultural production, and climate change impacts on producers in the Midwest. USDA established the Midwest Regional Climate Hub (MRCH) in Ames, Iowa. The Hub provides information and knowledge for farmers and landowners to assist them to adapt climate change.