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November 17, 2015
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Farmland drainage topic of ISU workshop

Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a daylong workshop Dec. 10 at the Polk County Extension office in Altoona. >> Read full article

Farmers concerned wind farm project will damage drainage

A plan to sink more than 35 miles of electric cabling in a wind farm project in Lincolnshire, U.K., poses a threat to damage a network of clay or plastic drain tile. >> Read full article

Iowa utility wages legal battle against nutrient runoff

An Iowa water utility is pursuing a novel strategy in the battle against nitrates by taking drainage districts to court.
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End of an era

Under overcast September skies, David Wideman of Wideman’s Farm Drainage marked the end of an era, laying what he believes to be the last clay drainage tile to be installed in Canada.

Near as Paisley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd.’s J. Doug Seiler can figure, his company manufactured the four-inch tile about six years ago. At the time, Paisley Brick & Tile was the last producer of clay tile in the province; plastic had already risen to dominance in the agricultural drainage market. Seiler says the tile would have been made from shale clay, dug from deep in the earth and trucked from Georgetown, ON to the manufacturing plant in Paisley, ON. From there, the tile was purchased by Terence Laird to drain his farm in Thedford, ON. >> Learn More…

 
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Michigan LICA

January 17-19, 2016
Location: Ramada Lansing Hotel, Lansing, MI >> More Info

Nebraska LICA

January 19-21, 2016
Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, NE >> More Info

LICO Conference

January 20-21, 2016
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, ON >> More Info