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Local landowners and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority are working together on a program to improve water quality in the Lake Huron coastal watershed.
The recommendations Iowa State University makes on water quality practices for Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy are based on monitoring and research going back as far as the 1970's that continues to this day. It's expensive, but essential in verifying practice performance and informing both farmers and the public. | READ MORE
This is arguably the most contentious phrase in environmental law: "waters of the United States."
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative is developing innovative tools, practices and technologies to help farmers and municipalities reduce phosphorus and algal blooms in the southwestern Ontario watershed, which feeds into Lake Erie. The project was officially launched at a press conference on June 27th, 2017. 
Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rainforest and coral reefs. Now, modern agriculture is trying to capture some of nature's wetland magic as a means to manage nutrients on the farm.
Taking place June 27-29, this program will feature an explanation of water quality research taking place. Participants will also be able to explore site, review costs, setup, how measurements are taken and what data is collected.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), announced this year's winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program.
Farmers in the Chatham-Kent area are actively participating in a special cost-share program to boost water quality in the region through changing practices on-farm.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture, along with the Grow Ontario Together group, has been working with farmers, government, industry partners and experts to ensure Ontario agriculture has a solid, sustainable approach for farmers to reduce phosphorus entering the Great Lakes and other waterways.
On May 9, 1942, Farm Services Ltd. was given a certification of incorporation under the 1929 Companies Act – this was the date the company was founded.
A Vancouver entrepreneur is helping to safeguard the world's water quality by successfully commercializing a groundbreaking approach for treating dairy farm manure and sewage sludge, both of which are posing an urgent problem in the worldwide agricultural and wastewater treatment industries.
A federal court has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties by the Board of Water Works Trustees for the City of Des Moines (DMWW). The court was required to dismiss the lawsuit after finding that, even if DMWW proved an injury, the drainage districts would have no ability to remedy it. In other words, they were not the proper defendants for this lawsuit. 
Tulsar Canada has recently settled into a 135,000 square foot facility in Cainsville in the industrial area just east of Brantford, Ont., hoping to quadruple both its production and its workforce, adding up to 150 new jobs to the area. There are currently 50 people working in engineering, customer service, marketing, administration, manufacturing and quality control.
Trimble announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions and clearance or expiration of the waiting period under the German Act Against Restraints of Competition. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Minnesota's agriculture water-quality certification program was first launched as a pilot three years ago, then expanded statewide. It now covers about 235,000 acres – less than one percent of the state's 26 million acres of farmland.

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