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March 24, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Controlled drainage
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Water quality lawsuit filed

Des Moines Water Works has filed a complaint in federal court against drainage districts in three counties over the discharge of nitrate pollutants into the Raccoon River. >> Read full article

Improving water management

A Purdue University researcher is heading a $5 million federally funded project examining the economic and environmental benefits and costs of draining and storing water on farms so crops can use it when they need it. >> Read full article

DWM to help migratory birds

Farmers in Illinois could receive incentives to install water control structures into existing tile drainage systems, turning hard-to-farm wet spots on their land into well-drained fields that provide a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. >> Read full article

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Controlled drainage

On flat cropland, controlled drains may become the new norm in Ontario, replacing conventional tile drainage on many of the province‚Äôs farms. The flexibility of controlled drainage delivers benefits for farmers and the environment that standard drainage cannot offer, and the use of these systems is spreading accordingly. Controlled drains have been studied at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research station in Harrow, Ont., for two decades and some farmers in Essex and Kent have already installed them on their land. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Pennsylvania LICA

March 26-29, 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza Downtown in Harrisburg, Penn. >> More Info

LICA National

July 14-18, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark. >> More Info