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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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During a summer when toxic blue green algae and fish kills have closed Madison, Wisconsin, area beaches, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi delivered some hope. Dane County officials were in Carl F. Statz and Sons in Waunakee to announce another practice for farmers looking...

source: The Waunakee Tribune

There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did...

source: Penn State University via Phys.org

With a friend in the White House and their party in control of both chambers of Congress, House Republicans have embarked on their most ambitious effort yet to change the way water flows in California. Legislation that the House sent to the Senate outlines a bold effort...

source: San Francisco Chronicle

Considering the whole system is required when incorporating soil health practices on-farm. Often times, there are concerns about potential issues that including something like cover crops may cause; for example, disease and pest transfer, potential to contaminate grain,...

source: Agweek

Colorado state officials have repeatedly identified conservation of the state's natural and agricultural lands as sound public policy. This includes providing incentives for conservation easements. These are legally binding agreements...

source: Source

A program to improve Everglades water quality by ensuring the water flowing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area meets phosphorus reductions required by law has performed far better than state-mandated goals, according to...

source: Southwest Farm Press


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