Director’s Desk The USDA is seeking public comment on conservation practices standards that support EQIP and CSP by April 25, 2019. USDA Seeks Public Comments Illinois LICA is participating in a Saturated Buffer Field Day on March 20 near Sullivan, IL. Please click here for more information. I attended the annual Iowa Water Conference in Ames, IA this past week. There were a number of great speakers. Dustin Miller, attorney at Nyemaster Goode PC, gave an update on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Exchange. Mark Imerman, senior consultant at Regional Strategic Ltd., made the case to link nutrient reduction practices to flood control. The premise being that there is not enough money or motivation to get where states need to be to meet their nutrient reduction goals.