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The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded Bowling Green State University $50,000 from the Lake Erie Protection Fund to research into the beneficial use of dredged material. The selected research focuses on the benefits of dredged material for crop production and environmental implications such as nutrient runoff, as well as the effects it has on soil health. | READ MORE
The board of directors of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC), an organization that promotes drainage water conservation practices, names Keegan Kult as its new executive director. Kult's experience includes a decade as an environmental scientist at the Iowa Soybean Association working on edge-of-field water quality projects. 
In recent years, farmers in Florida have been upgrading their irrigation and drainage systems with the main goals of dialing back water consumption and reducing the kind of nutrient pollution that can lead to dangerous toxic algae blooms like the ones currently affecting the Gulf Coast. | READ MORE
A Vermont legislative committee has decided to postpone a vote on amending farm water quality rules following objections from environmental advocates. | READ MORE
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved improvements that will increase the capacity of drainage tiles at landowners’ costs and install a wetland. The improvements, proposed by the the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as part of its wetland installation for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, will effectively reduce nitrates in run-off while increasing run-off drainage capacity. | READ MORE
The government of Quintana Roo has invested more than 85 million peso in agricultural irrigation and drainage systems for the south of the state.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture proposed new rules that would remove the current restriction on manure application between Dec. 15 and March 1 and instead replace the restriction with circumstantial restrictions.
An opportunity to sit on the Nine Mine Creek Watershed District board in Minnesota is open for members who have a background in water conservation and development. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. 
Contractors in Iowa with knowledge of land improvement practices that focus on the reduction of contaminants in the groundwater are encouraged to contribute to a local Source Water Protection Team, according to the latest newsletter from Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA).
Town council is looking to conduct an independent study to resolve drainage and water management issues in the rural municipality of Wallace-Woodworth in Manitoba, Canada. 
Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission established a task force to review how to best execute the order to require farmers to keep plans on how fields are fertilized. 
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) is expected to receive 12 high-capacity pumps to assist with the issues of drainage in and along the coastland regions of Guyana.
Ohio farmers are upset about Governor John Kasich's executive order to lower nutrient runoff in Lake Erie. 
Ohio Governor John Kasich signs an executive order to implement rules on sources of agricultural pollution feeding Lake Erie's chronic algae problem. 
The Iowa Drainage School program will run from August 21 to 23, 2018 and focus on the design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems. 
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