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Balancing agriculture and water health

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What happens here in the fields and farms of Iowa and the rest of the Midwest has an effect on the Mississippi River and its watershed all way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

But the country needs the crops that Iowa produces. How do we find the right balance?

Our guests were Clay Masters, Morning Edition host at Iowa Public Radio; Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; and Sarah Carlson, strategic initiatives director at Practical Farmers of Iowa.