Fall nitrogen application

From my pal in Iowa:

Fall nitrogen application is so bad for the environment that experts say it should be banned. Instead, Iowa is going to use tax money to pay farmers who do it, as long as they try to make it a little less bad. Kinda like paying smokers who smoke twenty feet from building entrances instead of ten feet. There may be a state that is more fundamentally crazy than Iowa in regard to water quality, but I haven't heard of it. http://www.iowafarmbureau.com/articles/95966/northey-funds-available-for-water-quality-practices