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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.
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.

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