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Upcoming: Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Symposium

December 1-3, 2015 Memphis, TN The December 2015 symposium will be part of the Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring (from the Great Lakes to the Gulf) Conference led by the University of Arkansas and the Soil & Water Conservation Society on behalf of the Hypoxia Task Force and SERA 46. The day-one HSHW … … Continue reading ...

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Will Des Moines water lawsuit change farming rules? The Des Moines Register A Des Moines, Iowa, utility’s plan to sue three northwest counties for polluting central the state’s drinking water supply may have broad ramifications for state and U.S. farmers, who environmentalists complain have been too slow to embrace meaningful conservation practices. It’s too soon … … Continue reading ...

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Applications accepted for 9 watershed projects in Arkansas Arkansas Online Arkansas farmers and landowners have until Jan. 16 to submit applications for financial assistance to install conservation practices through nine Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative projects.  Michael Sullivan, a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the projects in Arkansas are being implemented … … Continue reading ...

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State Plan: Divert Surface Water To Make Up For Groundwater Loss Arkansas Business & Politics Between $3.4 billion and $7.8 billion should be invested in the infrastructure needed to help Arkansas take advantage of surface water instead of unsustainably pumping from depleting groundwater sources. The good news: The state has more than enough surface water … … Continue reading ...

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Agriculture, Interior Departments partner to measure conservation impacts on water quality Water Online The United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new partnership agreement recently that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers’ conservation practices on the quality of our Nation’s water. Working together, USDA’s … … Continue reading ...

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Irrigation is next frontier in precision agriculture Southeast Farm Press Many of the original precision agriculture technologies are approaching maturity, so the time is right for farmers to use the advancements to better apply and use water on the farm. “We’ve been using them for a number of years now to measure crop response and … … Continue reading ...

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USDA unveils new conservation innovation grants totaling $15.7 million Delta Farm Press Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 47 organizations will receive a total of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants aimed accelerating new ways to improve conservation efforts on private lands. The funds, which are made possible through the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 … … Continue reading ...

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Watershed Zoning Code Pleases Water Authorities, Irks Some Landowners KUAR This week the Pulaski County Quorum Court voted unanimously to adopt amendments to a zoning ordinance for the Lake Maumelle Watershed, but challenges still remain for those affected by the ordinance.  A task force of property owners, stakeholders and conservation groups had met over a … … Continue reading ...

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2014 ANRC NPS Stakeholder and Project Review Meetings

September 17 and 18 Registration now open HERE 2014 Nonpoint Source Pollution Stakeholder and Project Review Meeting Successes, Species and Stakeholders Please join us for this two day event to hear from successful water quality improvement efforts, to connect with other watershed stakeholders, and to learn about nonpoint source pollution issues facing Arkansas. When WEDNESDAY … … Continue reading ...

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Can utilities make friends with conservation? Water Online The downside of water conservation is that it hurts water utilities, which are already struggling to stay afloat. “The need for more reliable revenue is more important than ever, as water service providers contend with prolonged droughts and aging infrastructure. Unfortunately, this need for revenue can make … … Continue reading ...

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