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The Environmental Protection Agency announced the Indiana State Department of Agriculture has been awarded more than $400,000 for water quality improvements in the Western Lake Erie Basin, which stretches across Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
With record-setting rain totals in several areas, South Dakota farmers have started looking to a familiar solution to avoid flooding in the future - drain tile.
Funding from New York state will bolster a number of water-quality projects on farms in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.
The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has filed a final update to farm water quality rules that went into effect Nov. 23, addressing nutrient runoff from water flowing out of on-farm subsurface tile drainage, or tile drains.
Corrugated pipe producer Advanced Drainage Systems closed a plant recently and raised prices Oct. 1 as part of a plan to offset higher transportation, labor and material costs.
A team of researchers is planning to study farmers’ fields in northwestern Ohio that have more phosphorus than the crops can use.
Poultry producer Allen Harim will pay a $300,000 administrative penalty to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) for violations at its Harbeson processing plant and its Dagsboro hatchery.
The Queensland Government is investigating concerns raised by environmental groups that sediment run-off from more than 2,000 hectares of cane farming land in northeastern Australia is potentially polluting waterways leading to the Great Barrier Reef.
The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area recently distributed grants totaling $378,671 to nine projects that will improve water quality in the Schuylkill River. Local rivers and streams such as the Schuylkill River have an impact on the entire Delaware River Basin.
AGREM LLC and GeoLogic Computer Systems form a new distribution agreement between their companies. This agreement creates a water management software with the goal of developing a seamless transition from survey to design to installation and, finally to analysis.
DIGS Associates, a consulting firm specializing in watershed drainage water management, partners with Cimbria Consulting to accelerate the company’s market advancement.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership has granted $500,000 for The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) staff and local certified crop advisors to work closely with landowners and plant cover crops within a subwatershed of Medway Creek in southwestern Ontario.
The Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, MB approved a tile drainage application put forth by Precision Land Solutions on behalf of Sissons Farms. Any plans for subsurface or tile drainage requires a drainage license from the Manitoba Water Stewardship before it's allowed to be installed. The approval process included discussions, meetings and required signatures from property owners downstream before being given the green light. | READ MORE
The Lee Board of County Commissioners has approved a grant amendment agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to increase total grant funding to $2 million for the Nalle Grade Stormwater Project, which will help reduce nutrient runoff to Caloosahatchee River in Florida. 
Recounts of drainage-related research from the archives of Ohio State University are now available online. Anyone can read about the research conducted at the university to develop the American version of corrugated plastic drain tubing and to develop a laser-beam, or laserplane depth and grade-controlled drain plow for the drain tubing’s rapid and accurate installation.
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