Agriculture's Clean Water Alliance (ACWA), which marked its 20th anniversary in 2019, is comprised of ag retailers and supporters working together to improve water quality across the state of Iowa. ACWA members agree to help farmers reach optimal crop yield and profitability while implementing the best environmental practices to preserve and protect Iowa’s water and soil.
The North Raccoon Farm to River Partnership is a three-year project managed by Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) and supported by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).
Specific goals include installation of 15 bioreactors, 15 saturated buffers, two wetlands and 11,500 new acres of cover crops in alignment with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The nearly $2 million total project focuses on watersheds in Sac, Calhoun, Carroll and Greene Counties.
Identify and advance solutions that reduce nutrient loss, build healthier soils, and improve Iowa's waters.
ACWA is recognized for its ability to build upon its members' extensive relationships with farmers to improve Iowa's waters.