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Conservation needs strong support in next farm bill

“Farmers help feed the world.”

I’ve heard that many times and have seen it on signs and in magazines. My family on the Peirce farm takes pride in those words. However, I think it’s time to expand the public’s understanding and support of an agriculture that does more than produce food.

Will Iowans Prevent Solar Tax Credit from Fading Away?

Just as Iowa's crops require sunshine to grow, clean energy advocates say so does the state's economy. 

Part of the solar production tax credit for large utility-scaled projects expired last year. And, given Iowa's $133 million budget shortfall, there are concerns that state lawmakers will also allow the credit for small-scale and residential solar installation to fade away.