Water quality has always been a priority for agriculture, but in recent years, those concerns have escalated because of problems in the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Saginaw Bay. Many have pointed at farming as the primary cause. Michigan farmers are not alone in this struggle. Farmers in Iowa, specifically those that farm in watersheds in and near Des Moines, have been at the forefront of a legal battle that still could change current farming practices. Michiganders can learn a lot from our counterparts in Iowa and other states throughout the country.