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November 3, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Many benefits of DWM
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Demonstration farms to research field runoff

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service say they will join forces to create and manage demonstration farms in the Blanchard River watershed, to find ways to reduce the runoff of agricultural nutrients from fields. >> Read full article

Partnership addresses water quality

A group of public and private entities has come together to provide another avenue for farmers to address water-quality issues in Wisconsin. >> Read full article

Driven to distraction?

With the risk of employer liability associated with employee use of cell phones while driving, society’s growing dependence on cell phones, and the new laws restricting cell phone use while driving, it is time for employers to consider adopting or adapting comprehensive policies and practices concerning employee cell phone use. >> Read full article

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Many benefits of DWM

It’s a short jump to change many drainage systems into drainage subirrigation systems, says Mark Nussbaum, an area engineer at the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). Add a bioreactor intended to eliminate water pollution and it equals good news for farmers and the environment.

Nussbaum should know. He is involved in a project at Southeast Missouri State University’s David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center in Missouri where researchers monitor how a wood chip denitrification bioreactor installed in May 2014 works with the centre’s controlled, subsurface drainage and irrigation system. >> Learn More…

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South Dakota LICA

Jan. 11-13, 2016
Location: Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, SD >> More Info

New York LICA

Jan. 12-14, 2016
Location: Ramada Lakefront in Geneva, NY >> More Info

Illinois LICA

Jan. 14-16, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites in East Peoria, IL >> More Info