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July 23, 2019

Government boosts funding for farmers reducing phosphorus runoff in Lake Erie

The governments of Canada and Ontario increased funding available to farmers who are taking on projects to reduce phosphorus entering waterways connected to Lake Erie.

Iowa flooding brings beavers; landowners worry about dams' impact on drainage

Recent flooding in northwest Iowa has increased the visibility of beavers. One landowner expressed concerns that the beavers, and the dams they build in nearby streams, could impact the tile drainage on their field.

Building a website for your small business

For drainage contractors looking to build, or improve, a company website, Forbes contributor Allison Bowlus lays out 10 steps to getting started and helping a business website compete effectively in the online marketplace.
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Featured Story

Into the wild: drainage in Alaska

While commonplace in the Midwest, agricultural drainage is not a hot topic among Alaska’s drainage industry, but water management is key for the state’s contractors. Gus Gaskov, a contractor working in Alaska, shares the working conditions, unique challenges and regulations for drainage in the northern state. » Read more...
Photo Contest 
DC Photo Contest

Drainage Contractor's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

You could be featured on the cover of our November issue! Drainage Contractor and The Plastics Pipe Institute want to showcase the work of contractors during the busiest time of the year for drainage.

Show us what makes up your tiling season – the challenges, the successes and the ins and outs of your season – and you could be our next cover. Photos will be accepted until September 30, 2019. >> Click here to learn more

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

July 23-25
Johnson Creek, WI
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