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First-ever bioreactor recharge in Iowa

Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors in Iowa was installed on Mike Bravard's farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.

New drainage systems aim to hold back water, sediment

A new drainage system on the edge of Mapleton, Minnesota includes improvements to a farm drainage system that includes both open ditch areas and buried drainage pipes.

Endangered species versus drainage

Ontario municipalities and counties have been told, through the Endangered Species Act, that if endangered species are found in the drains and drainage ditches adjacent to farms, they will have to protect those at-risk species.
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Saturated buffer strips show promise as viable solution for preventing nitrogen losses

When nitrogen escapes from fields and buffer strips into watershed systems, it’s costly for everyone. New research suggests the installation of saturated buffer strips could offer a viable solution with economic merit for preventing these nitrogen losses.
Tim Recker is a farmer from Arlington, IA, has been assisting Dan Jaynes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service with his research on saturated buffer strips.
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Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 3-4, 2018
Location: Ridgetown, Ontario
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LICA Ohio State Convention

January 3-5, 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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LICA Minnesota State Convention

January 4-5, 2018
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
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