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Funding fact sheet: New York State commits $1.4 million for environmentally safe farm practices

Soil and water conservation districts can apply on behalf of farmers. An emphasis will be placed on projects within the Great Lakes Watershed or farms that drain directly to the Atlantic Ocean.

North country corn harvest varying due to heavy spring rain; hay having good year

Farms with tile drainage were able to get an early start on planting.

Improving the flexibility of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Revisions have been made to the strategy, which was first implemented in 2013, to allow for a finer scale when estimating nutrient loss.
GroundBreakers series

Scrutinizing nutrient loss

As environmental concerns and scrutiny concerning agriculture increase, researchers in Vermont are working to understand how tile drains impact field hydrology in the Lake Champlain Basin, as well as the role they play in surface and subsurface nutrient loss. For three years, researchers from the University of Vermont monitored data from two edge-of-field surface runoff monitoring stations on a corn silage field within the Basin to see how much phosphorus was leaving the field on a per acre basis. These are their findings so far. » Read more...

Pennsylvania 811 Safety Days

Sept. 22
Location: Pennsylvania
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