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Iowa agriculture provides tremendous benefits to the state, national, and global economy. The intense nature of the state’s agricultural activities is not without cost. Agricultural industry is a large contributor to water quality problems both within the state as well as in downstream rivers, streams, and the Gulf of Mexico. First released in November 2012, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) lays out a technology-driven framework for reducing nutrient delivery to waterways in Iowa and, ultimately, the Gulf of Mexico. These efforts are part of a broader strategy that includes 11 other states to reduce the size, severity, and duration of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Behavioral Economics | Environmental Studies
Tang, Chuan; Lade, Gabriel E.; Keiser, David; Kling, Catherine; Ji, Yongjie; and Shr, Yau-Huo, "Economic Benefits of Nitrogen Reductions in Iowa" (2018). CARD Reports. 100.