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Approval of farm drainage rules postponed amid environmental groups’ concerns

A Vermont legislative committee has decided to postpone a vote on amending farm water quality rules following objections from environmental advocates.

Supervisors approve drainage district upgrades

The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved improvements that will increase the capacity of drainage tiles at landowners’ costs and install a wetland.

Florida farmers upgrading systems to prevent algal blooms

In recent years, farmers in Florida have been upgrading their irrigation and drainage systems with the main goals of dialing back water consumption and reducing the kind of nutrient pollution that can lead to dangerous toxic algae blooms like the ones currently affecting the Gulf Coast.
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From the ground up

Like many successful businesses, Bedolli Excavating and Tiling, Inc. in Buffalo, IL, grew out of necessity. Andy and Brittany Bedolli, a husband-and-wife team, started with a backhoe, a bulldozer and an excavator in 2006 when they needed to make improvements to their family’s farm and soon found themselves on neighboring farms repairing tile holes. Now, with the help of social media, Bedolli Excavating and Tiling’s success is reaching new heights. » Read more...

Drones for drainage?

Drones can identify a farm's tiling system, produce detailed field maps or help spot problem areas. Have you or someone you know used drones as part of a drainage-related project? Drainage Contractor wants to hear about your experiences with this technology. Let us know what you think by emailing »

Trench Safety Class

Oct. 11
Location: Greenville, PA
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50th Drainage Engineers Conference

Oct. 25-26
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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New York LICA Convention

Jan. 6-8, 2019
Location: Syracuse, NY
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