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August 11, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Environmental restoration
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Buffer law will change the rural landscape

One of Minnesota’s best-known attorneys in the area of farm drainage law expects that there will be court challenges to the state’s new buffer law, and possible legislative efforts for change in the coming two years. >> Read full article

Water Works should ‘tone down’ criticism of ag: Branstad

Governor Terry Branstad has warned that Des Moines Water Works is hurting its ability to get state financial help and support because of its repeated objections to polluted water linked to chemicals from agricultural runoff. >> Read full article

Smoke test demo can show a lot about fields

Ohio State University’s upcoming Manure Science Review will feature a demonstration of smoke testing — a way to show how fast a liquid can flow through and out of a farm field. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Feature News

Environmental restoration

In 2005, Murray and Wilma Scott approached the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority with a common drainage issue. With hard work, they resolved the issue for good and were awarded the Ontario Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence for their efforts.
Ten years on, the Scott farm continues to demonstrate to drainage contractors, farmers and community leaders alike the benefits of using a systems approach when it comes to drainage. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course

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