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U.S. rivers are getting saltier – could ag runoff be to blame?

A 50-year-long analysis of hundreds of U.S. Geological Survey monitoring sites finds salts in freshwater rivers and streams are rising across much of the nation.

How to tile a bin yard for drainage

Tiling a bin yard is not the same as adding drainage tiles to a field. Find out why.

Study ties phosphorus loading in lakes to extreme precipitation events

While April showers might bring May flowers, they also contribute to toxic algae blooms, dead zones and declining water quality in U.S. lakes, reservoirs and coastal waters, a new study shows.
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Ensuring consistency with a licensing program

Ontario is the only Canadian province that has a licensing program for drainage contractors. By far the most agricultural tile is installed in Ontario, and the program ensures Ontario contractors are highly skilled. However, some say there’s confusion about the purpose of the regulation, particularly as more farmers are buying unlicensed equipment for the purpose of installing tile on their own land – and sometimes their neighbor’s, says Jamie Turvey, president of the Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario. » Read more...