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April 21, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Controlled drainage
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Stakeholders mull support for nitrate fight

Stakeholders are receiving mixed messages from counties in northwest Iowa facing a lawsuit for allegedly allowing high levels of nitrates to flow into a key source of drinking water. >> Read full article

Well closure funds circling the drain

A multi-year effort to close a series of drainage wells in Iowa has run into some budgetary challenges. >> Read full article

MN buffer initiative targets water quality

The Land of 10,000 Lakes may soon establish an additional 125,000 acres of water quality buffer strips statewide, if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton becomes law. >> 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…

 
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LICA National

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