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July 28, 2015
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States sue over Clean Water Act

The ink barely dried on new federal rules expanding the Clean Water Act before dozens of states, agricultural and business industry groups filed lawsuits in courts around the country, claiming the changes hand the government an unreasonable amount of authority over land use. >> Read full article

Partnership aims to broker water agreement

A Des Moines business group is offering to help broker a deal to settle a highly contentious water quality lawsuit against three rural Iowa counties that has the potential to affect farming across the nation. >> Read full article

PPI announces new board of directors

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) installed a new board of directors at its recent annual membership meeting. Patrick Collings of Lane Enterprises was named chairman of the board on a two-year appointment. >> Read full article

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Eye in the sky

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are generating a lot of buzz in the agriculture sector lately. The rapidly evolving technology is giving farmers the ability to understand what’s happening in their fields like never before, and new rules coming down the pipeline on both sides of the border have the potential to open up new opportunities to put these powerful machines to work. Drainage contractors too stand to benefit from adopting UAV technology into their operations. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Midwest Construction Expo & Field Day

July 29-30, 2015
Location: Iowa LICA farm east of Melbourne, Iowa >> More Info

Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course

Sept. 14-17, 2015
Location: Ramada on the Rideau, Ottawa >> More Info