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December 1, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Closed-loop management
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Drainage system increasing water and soil health

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Agriculture’s subsurface drainage and irrigation system has seen positive results for reducing nitrate concentrations and promoting water and soil health during the first growing season with it in place. >> Read full article

Internal mobility aids retention

Having a strong internal mobility program, whereby employees are encouraged to apply for new roles within an organization, can help with attraction and retention efforts. >> Read full article

Easement program funds available in Illinois

The USDA's Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) will invest $350 million to help protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the United States. >> Read full article

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Closed-loop management

Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have developed an innovative closed-loop water management recycling system that can offer farmers many benefits, including improved crop yields – but it may very well be another business opportunity for drainage contractors as well.

The system was developed at AAFC’s Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre in Harrow, ON, and combines tile drainage, reservoir and controlled drainage with irrigation. It works by using strategically placed riser pipes, which can be installed on existing tile drainage systems, to prevent water from leaving the tile until it reaches a pre-determined level controlled by the farmer. >> Learn More…

 
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Missouri LICA

January 21-23, 2016
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, MO >> More Info

Indiana LICA

January 27-29, 2016
Location: Marriott East in Indianapolis, IN >> More Info

Kansas LICA

January 31-February 1, 2016
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS >> More Info