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Dec. 11, 2018

New York funds agriculture water quality projects

To prevent pollution of New York’s state waterways, $16.8 million has been awarded to support 54 agricultural projects across the state. The program assists with projects such as nutrient management through manure storage, vegetative buffers along streams, conservation cover crops and other soil conservation measures.

EPA awards grant to address regional water quality issues

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the Indiana State Department of Agriculture has been awarded $400,000 for water quality improvements in the Western Lake Erie Basin. The grant will address algal blooms through a series of workshops with farmers and certified crop advisors.

Can rice filter water from ag fields?

New research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and streams. Researchers planted fields with rice and without, and then flooded the fields with a mix of pesticides and water. They found that the levels of all three pesticides were lower in fields where they’d planted rice.
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