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October 1, 2019

Government invests more than $4.3M for northern Ontario drainage projects

The Ontario government will invest more than $4.3 million CAD for five tile drainage projects across northeastern Ontario.

Fix for algae? Teens’ invention shows promise

Five New Jersey teens invented the “N-Buster,” short for nitrogen buster, to help prevent algal blooms in freshwater sources. The device works by converting nitrogen in water to nitrogen gas.

Illinois farmer stands his ground against wrongful NRCS wetlands determination

An Illinois farmer was forced to stop his drain tile repairs when the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service asserted the farm he recently purchased had 22 acres of wetlands.
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Edge-of-field practices

Explaining edge-of-field practices

Shane Wulf, edge-of-field coordinator with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, explains the various kinds of edge-of-field practices available that help decrease nutrient runoff. In some states, such as Iowa, there is cost-sharing available for up to 75 percent of a project that implements practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands. » Read more...