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The Natural Resources Conservation Service honored the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture with the 2018 State Conservationists Partnership Award, for its research measuring nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin and training to help farmers irrigate crops and slow groundwater draws.
United South Central (USC), a high school in Wells, Minnesota, may have to deal with their water retention issue on their own after a special school board meeting yielded minimal results in talking with neighboring farmers with regard to sharing drainage tile.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to scale back the number of U.S waterways that receive federal protection, pleasing farmers but upsetting ecology-focused groups.
A proposal to allow Oregon farmers to clean more sediment from ditches without a permit has encountered opposition from environmentalists who warn of unintended consequences.
The Land Drainage Contractors Association (LDCA) has merged with the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) to form a stronger voice for land drainage contractors in the United Kingdom.
University of Illinois researchers found that, if adopted on a wide scale throughout the Midwest, saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen pollution entering the Gulf of Mexico by 5 to 10 percent.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used his opening week in office to underscore a campaign pledge to tackle Florida’s deepening environmental problems, such as the Red Tide, a cluster of algal blooms off the state coast. 
Aqua Q is raising its prices on all drainage pipe, tubing and fittings, effective Jan. 31, 2019.
More details have been released about the five phosphorus-fighting projects in southwestern Ontario that recently received funding from the Canadian federal government. 
Five southwestern Ontario projects to find ways to keep phosphorus out of the Thames River, one of the biggest contributors of phosphorus to Lake Erie, are getting a boost with $400,000 in federal and provincial cash.
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.

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