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Funding fact sheet: Feb. 2

The latest summary of what projects have been funded, who’s got the tender and what applications have opened for drainage and water improvement contracts.

Ohio bill aims to update state’s petition drainage laws

Coming into effect in late March, the new bill aims to modernize several bureaucratic processes, including giving counties more virtual viewing options.

NFU launches integrated water management strategy

Aimed at empowering U.K. farmers, the report calls for cooperation and collaboration from all sectors, including water companies and utilities.
The Water Table podcast

The Water Table podcast - Discussions on Ag Water Management

On The Water Table, we cover crucial agricultural water management topics impacting contractors, farmers, and our world. In response to the many comments and questions we’ve received from listeners, we’re doing our first Q & A episode. It’s designed to answer the most common questions we’ve been asked by listeners and the community at large. It is available now on our website or on your favorite podcast platform.

Coming up this month you will hear from John Kolb from Rinke Noonan about legal issues faced in our industry, and Chuck Brandel from ISG engineering with an engineer’s look at water quality.

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Cynthia Schreiber-Beck on a proposed bill to ‘streamline’ permit process

We caught up with North Dakota state representative Cynthia Schreiber-Beck on a new bill that could result in drainage permits costing more, but would cut down on a number of what she calls “cumbersome requirements” to attain those permits. This includes who is notified about the permits – and when. She also discusses what wouldn’t change, and why the bill is marked as an emergency measure. » Read more...

IWCA returns to celebrate women in ag

For the second year, the agriculture publications at Annex Business Media have come together to recognize the achievements of women from various disciplines in the agriculture. Applications are now open. Read our post to learn more about last year’s winners, and how you can nominate an inspiring woman in drainage today. » Read more...