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March 5, 2019

What the new farm bill means for conservation

The Farm Bill, signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018, will support and fund policies that will help farmers across the United States become more sustainable. The legislation includes tripling funding for the Regional Conservation Partnership program, which promotes public-private solutions to issues such as water quality, flood prevention, soil conservation and more.

EPA pushing water quality trading to address nutrients

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging states to develop water quality trading programs to tackle nutrient pollution, which has become an increasingly visible issue in agriculture. Practices such as nutrient and sediment reduction, and more landscape-scale projects, are also being considered.

Iowa’s cost-sharing success to close wells and install proper drainage

Hundreds of ag drainage wells built in the early 1900s in Iowa have been successfully closed with help from the Agricultural Drainage Well Water Quality Assistance fund. The fund provides a 75 percent cost-share for individual or groups of farmers in drainage districts.
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Test drive: checking out the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Trucks have never been more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line; not only because they are selling in ever-increasing numbers, but also because there just doesn’t appear to be a price ceiling. Howard Elmer reviews the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado truck, unpacking all its features to see if it's worth the value. » Read more...

New Jersey LICA Convention

Mar. 14
Location: Piscataway, NJ
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Pennsylvania LICA Convention

Mar. 15-16
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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Overholt Drainage School

Mar. 16-20
Location: Defiance, OH
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