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Coalition of 243 groups pushes Congress on farm bill

More than 240 groups from around the country urged Congress to approve a "full and fair" farm bill this summer and "without further delay." The groups, including SWCS, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition, said such a farm...

source: AgriPulse
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The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has released the agriculture industry's first-ever sustainability report, which highlights examples of sustainable practices on farms and ranches across the nation. USFRA is an alliance of agriculture-related advocacy groups and organizations...

source: The Tidewater News

Mukono Resident District Commissioner Major David Matovu has declared people who destroying wetlands and engaged in rampant destruction of forests as public enemy number one. He said destruction of trees and wetlands undermines the catchment areas for water, which is a critical...

source: New Vision

Officials from New York, Vermont and Quebec signed off June 19 on a five-year plan to improve the Lake Champlain's water quality, and to boost educational efforts to engage the public. The plan's primary goals include water quality, healthy ecosystems and education for the...

source: WCAX-TV

Michigan's agriculture chief dismissed the state's decision to formally acknowledge the ecological sickness of Lake Erie, saying she doesn't believe an impairment designation made last fall "makes that much difference" toward improving the...

source: MLive

One of the many benefits promised by cover crops is their potential to scavenge nitrogen from the soil in the fall, winter and early spring and in doing so lessen nitrogen (N) leaching. However, covers crops, particularly those high in carbon, can also temporarily tie up...

source: The Progressive Farmer

Iowa State University releases two years of results from a long-term field study to better understand the impacts of cover crops on nutrient loss with surface runoff.

source: Corn+Soybean Digest


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