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Use the blog search to learn how farmers are incorporating 4R Plus practices to improve soil health and water quality.

Sharing Information Can Bridge the Divide with Landowners

The changing landscape of farmland ownership in Iowa presents opportunities for tenants. Sharing information can bridge the divide with landowners.

Rate of 4R Plus Practice Adoption Continues to Rise

The Iowa Farm & Rural Life Poll: 2018 Summary Report demonstrates the percentage of Iowa’s farmers who are adopting 4R Plus practices continues to rise.

4R Plus Practices Make ‘Dollars and Sense’ to Southeastern Iowa Family

The Heckman family in Muscatine County pushes the pencil to see what practices garner a return on their investment, and puts them through a litmus test to determine if the practices are sustainable.

Edge-of-Field Practices Enhance Water Quality

Edge-of-field practices provide farmers with immediate gratification because the water-quality benefits are quickly measurable.

Central Iowa Family Encourages Farmers to Add 4R Plus Practices

While Julie Kenney uses her role as Iowa Deputy of Secretary of Agriculture to encourage farmers to use 4R Plus practices, her husband Mark implements the practices on their farm.

Learn About 4R Plus Practices at the Iowa Power Farming Show

4R Plus and Iowa Corn are co-hosting farmer panels at the Iowa Power Farming Show to inform farmers about the practices that improve soil health and water quality.

Integrating Crop and Livestock Systems with Cover Crops

The gentle rolling hills of Dubuque County are where Tim Daly focuses on finding solutions to integrate his crop and livestock systems, improve the soil and achieve top-end yields.

Conservation Mapping Project Verifies Iowa’s Proven Track Record

Iowa has a proven track record changing the landscape for the better. Learn about a first-of-its-kind mapping project that serves as a baseline for measuring progress.