Iowa farmers' attitudes on conservation compliance

Read a scholarly paper on Iowa farmers’ attitudes toward requiring compliance with conservation practices that protect soil and water. The article, published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, was written by J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., an assistant professor of sociology and an extension sociologist at Iowa State University. “Overall, the results indicate that Iowa farmers have a generally positive view of Conservation Compliance, both as currently configured and in potentially more stringent and extensive forms,” Arbuckle wrote in the abstract for the article. Making conservation compliance a condition for qualifying for federally subsidized crop insurance is a significant issue at present in congressional debate  over re-authorization of the federal Farm Bill.