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How Eugene can prevent toxic fiascos like JH Baxter’s from happening again

When JH Baxter closed in January, the community heralded a new era of cleaner air and more livable neighborhoods. This creosote chemical company polluted nearby communities for seven decades. The day after the factory closed, neighbors could suddenly take a breath of fresh air without coughing, headaches, or nausea. Like the black, tarry stain of […]

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FAIRR engages the world’s largest meat producers to fight biodiversity

The 70 billion animals in the global food system processed each year produce more than 3 billion tonnes of waste, including manure and urine. Poor manure management practices mean that much of this waste ends up polluting ecosystems and becoming a biodiversity risk – not to mention an ESG risk for the companies producing the […]

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6 of the Best Houseplant Fertilizers

As most people know, plants get their food from photosynthesis, which is the process of using sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into food. But, just like humans, they also need micro and macronutrients to thrive. These nutrients create enzymes, regulate water and strengthen their defenses against pests and diseases. How to Fertilize Houseplants […]

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From wetland to wasteland? Danger threatens the fragile Sundarbans – The Organization for World Peace

As anthropogenic exploitation of the environment persists, fragile ecosystems struggle to survive. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans are home to the largest contiguous mangrove forests. Located in the tidal active lower deltaic plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, the Sundarbans span the Indian state of West Bengal and neighboring Bangladesh. West Bengal contains about […]

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Flipping the US Farm Bill Right Sided Will Be Better for Kansas, Farmers and the Environment

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policy affects the daily lives of people across our state. Paul Johnson is an organic market gardener and Kansas Rural Center policy analyst and advocate. Zack Pistora is chairman of the KRC board of directors and […]

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Summit Soil and Water needs help collecting milkweed pods

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is asking residents for help in the seventh year of collecting milkweed pods, according to the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District. The project started in 2015 as a pilot project in seven counties. Since the first year, volunteers have collected approximately 5,000 gallons of common milkweed pods, totaling over […]

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WATER MISFORTUNE – Los Angeles Business Journal

Business slowed at C&S Nursery Inc. in Baldwin Hills.Cristian Rosales, who owns the business with his brother Santiago, said the slowdown this summer was due to customers’ reluctance to buy new plants. “With the (watering) restrictions, they don’t want to risk the plant dying on them if they can’t water it properly,” Rosales said. Strict […]

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Dry soil benefits Arkansas crops

Recent rainfall in the south is improving topsoil moisture levels slightly, but Arkansas is still relatively dry, and that’s not a bad thing during harvest season. It’s time for farmers in Arkansas to start harvesting some crops and they need dry conditions or it could delay the process, said Mike Daniels, a scientist with the […]

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Scorched Earth and Soil Rx

By Tery Susman, UC Master Gardener of Mariposa County. MARIPOSE — Forest fires can create immediate and potentially long-term soil erosion. However, there are several ways to alleviate this problem after a fire. The following was adapted from the California Native Plant Society’s fire recovery guide. 1. Leave the mess; keep it safe. Soil protection, […]

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Rising salinity threatens rice crops on Southeast Asia’s sunken coast

Slab Ta Aon Village, Kampot Province, Cambodia/Long An Province, Vietnam/Washington — Prak Nhorn has no hope for his rice harvest this year. “When I transplant seedlings, they die. The salt is still in the ground,” said the village farmer from Slab Ta Aon, a riverside village about 150 kilometers southwest of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. […]

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The Chameleon Plant – Columbia Star

The non-native chameleon plant is an invasive, fast-growing ground cover that thrives wherever and wherever it takes root. A neighbor showed me a plant brought back by his wife from a trip to Pennsylvania. The donors assured him that “the plant grows well everywhere and anywhere”. He asked me to identify it and its landscape […]

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How to grow your own blackberries

It’s blackberry season, and if you’re lucky enough to live in the countryside or near hedgerows, you could be picking jars of them now to freeze, rather than spending £2 a punnet at the supermarket. Blackberries are delicious in crumbles, compotes, jams and mousses, or added to cocktails and syrups – and with the recent […]

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🌱 Art, new culinary trends + Bedford PFAS + August Farmers Market

Hello everyone. It’s me, Paula Constance, your Daily host. Here are the most important things to know about what’s happening in Bedford today. Do you like the Bedford Daily? Send this link to a friend or neighbor so they can sign up for free. Art, food trends and the blessings of animals this week Bedford […]

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Pasture and fodder after the rain by Mario Villarino

The recent dry spell followed by recent torrential rains has forced many herders and farmers to make tough decisions quickly. Planting summer annual grasses can help you overcome summer fodder shortages. According to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas AgriLife Extension in Overton, summer grasses can be very useful because they grow quickly, tolerate drought, respond well […]

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Dallas flash flood warning: Deep-sea rescues underway in area as summer rain falls in one day

According to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, 9.19 inches of rain fell at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport during a 24-hour period that began Sunday. It was the second highest precipitation total all this time in this region and most since 1932. Hundreds of traffic accidents were also reported, according to the […]

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Oswego County Soil and Water District Adds New Tool to Help Control Invasive Plants | Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County has a new dog in the fight as it works to control the water chestnut population in the Oswego River. An integrated manual uprooting and herbicide application system now includes the use of a drone. The Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District (OCSWD) works with Chase Enterprises, a high-quality […]

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Candidates for Worthington, Nobles County offices file for November election – Reuters

NOBLES COUNTY — Nominations for county and city offices closed Aug. 16, and Nobles County candidates threw their hats into the ring for positions ranging from mayor to city clerk. town. Three ran for mayor of Worthington after current mayor Mike Kuhle announced he would not seek re-election. Chad Cummings, Rod Sankey and Rick D. […]

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75 years of preservation | Columns

After the historic Dust Bowl in the 1930s, state and federal legislators began to understand the impacts that poor soil management was having on farms and communities across the United States. In 1945, Pennsylvania legislators, led by the United States Department of Agriculture, recognized that the best way to manage soil and water was to […]

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Farmers’ groups want to eliminate Shively’s food desert by creating a community food park

Efforts are currently underway to convert part of a former Shively golf course into a community food park for urban agriculture. The former Farsnely Golf Center on Crums Lane is prime property for the town of Shively and two local groups are looking to put it to good use. One such group is The Food […]

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Soil and Water Conservation Through Watershed District Landowner Programs – DiscoverWestman.com

The Souris River Watershed District is currently working on a few water retention projects in its catchment area, which stretches from Kola south to the US border and then west to the US border. of Saskatchewan, totaling 7,000 km². “We’ve been very busy,” shares manager Dean Brooker. “We are doing a lot of water retention […]

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Soil Health Showcase: Wessington Springs Farm Host Tour Highlighting Soil Building Practices | New

“If you take care of the earth, the earth will take care of you.” That was the message when Scott Kolousek addressed a crowd of about 30 at his farm near Wessington Springs during the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition’s (SDSHC) Soil Health Tour on July 21. Kolousek is a fifth-generation farmer who has managed […]

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How to keep trees alive during severe Texas drought – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

With over 99% of Texas in drought conditions, it’s a challenge to conserve the resource and keep landscaping, like trees, healthy at the same time. “We’re starting to see widespread drought stress in trees across the state,” Texas A&M Forest Service woodland ecologist Karl Flocke said in a news release. He also observed that some […]

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Ohio hosts the International Envirothon – Farm and Dairy

Jessica Burns, a soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, points out soil horizons to participants at the International Envirothon during a training day, July 25. Ohio hosted 40 teams from across the United States and Canada for the highest level of competition this year. (Photo by Gail Keck) OXFORD, Ohio — Not every […]

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Although monsoon rains help wet the ground, ‘bone dry conditions’ continue to plague the state – St George News

The scene of a thunderstorm in St. George, Utah, July 25, 2022 | Photo courtesy of Manuel Navarrete, St. George News ST. GEORGE- Despite monsoon rainstorms hitting various parts of the state in recent weeks, state water managers are warning that the storms aren’t proving as beneficial as they might otherwise due to the long-term […]

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A bacterium responsible for a rare tropical disease discovered on American soil for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) — A germ that causes a rare and sometimes deadly disease — long thought to be confined to tropical climates — has been found in soil and water across the continental United States, U.S. officials said Wednesday. of health. The bacteria was found on the property of a Mississippi man with the […]

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‘Green’ programs encourage Minnesota farmers to tackle water pollution

A few years ago, Chisago County farmer Max Gustafson needed a way to keep his cattle from wandering into a nearby wetland and polluting it in the process. What began then with a federal grant to install a 1,350-foot fence has blossomed into a series of eco-friendly practices on Gustafson’s farm near Center City, which […]

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Beat the heat wave — 5 tips to keep your lawn green

Summer is here and we’re not the only ones feeling the heat. Our lush lawns are also parched and dehydrated from the hot weather and need a little TLC. And when there’s no sign of rain anytime soon, these tips for watering your lawn during a heatwave can come in handy. Although it may seem […]

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Gardening: Drought-Tolerant Summer Flowers for North Texas – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

By Cheryl Huckabee What blooms in North Texas in the middle of July? In our gardens, here are six drought-tolerant top picks that will survive the Texas summer heat and bloom! Gray Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus) Also known as Cotton Lavender, it is a flowering ground cover with beautiful gray evergreen foliage Small yellow flowers bloom […]

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Commissioners Hear Updates on Water Projects and Park – The Taylorsville Times

Keys to the county presented to Keever, Gillispie Expansion of broadband, water and sewer systems, a new elevated water reservoir and improvements to Bethlehem Park were among the topics discussed at the July 18 meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. ‘Alexander, according to a county press release. David Moose, Compliance and Procurement Specialist, reported […]

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PA moves water quality and saves the Chesapeake ‘in the foreground’

There was a brief, but spirited celebration among those who defend the Chesapeake Bay and have worked for years to get Pennsylvania to pay its fair share to reduce pollution flowing from the Commonwealth into the bay. The Pennsylvania legislature eventually passed a bill that establishes what’s called the Clean Streams Fund, $220 million to […]

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How a small watershed got off Iowa’s list of hundreds of water problems

Bob Kremer rides his ATV on a road that crosses Farmers Creek, which runs through some of his farmland in Jackson County. He grows row crops and finishes 250 to 300 cattle in eastern Iowa. What happens on this farm and neighboring farms along the creek has a direct impact on the health of the […]

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Good for Dutch farmers for fighting back against a government bowing to eco-radicals

“Zijn er ook boerenMick Jagger shouted, in Dutch, into the microphone during a Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands last week. “Are there any farmers in the house?” Dutch farmers make an unlikely famous cause. For starters, most are conservatives, not liberals. And they fight versus stricter environmental regulations, not for them. Yet they win […]

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Iowa beach: A swimmer was infected with a brain-eating amoeba after visiting Lake of the Three Fires State Park

“The closure is a precautionary response to a confirmed Naegleria fowleri infection in a Missouri resident with recent potential exposure while swimming at the beach,” according to a statement from the health department. Naegleria fowleri is a “free-living, single-celled microscopic amoeba that can cause a rare and life-threatening infection of the brain called primary amoebic […]

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If the problem with vinca is soil pH or low iron, here’s what to do. – The Virginian-Pilot

Q. I am trying to grow annual vinca in zone 5. I got some this year and planted in early June. They are in a location that faces west and gets sun all afternoon. Right after planting, we had a lot of rain. Now they have all turned yellow for some reason. Is it the […]

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Celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage

JACKSON_HEADSHOT_-_NEW_19643818 Senator Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) (contribution) Senator Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) (contribution) Senator Troy Jackson, D-Allagash • July 6, 2022 Summer is well underway and so is potato season in Aroostook County. Agriculture is an essential part of Maine’s character and economy. Summer is well underway and so is potato season in Aroostook County. Agriculture is […]

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End of McDowell’s filing period for soil and water conservation | Local News

According to staff reports As of noon Friday, the filing period ended for the McDowell County Soil and Water Conservation Board and two candidates will appear on the November ballot. This year, McDowell voters will be asked to make their choices for the County Commission, Board of Education, Sheriff’s Office, State Assembly and a variety […]

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Illinois Land Conservation Program Enrollment Opens in 68 Counties

By Zeta Cross | The central square The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Department of Agriculture have raised $50 million in federal and state tax funding to encourage farmers and ranchers to set aside land for nutrient runoff prevention and protection of water quality. Jamie Diebal, program specialist at the Illinois State […]

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Tianwen-1 mission gives China an edge on Mars

China officially wrapped up its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars on Wednesday, marking a big leap forward for its space program and a budding rivalry with the United States for an advantage in space. China’s unmanned Tianwen-1 completed 1,344 orbits taking medium- and high-resolution images of the planet’s entire surface, providing 1,040 gigabytes of original scientific […]

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Spring showers bring hemlock blossoms to Rogue Valley – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Clint Nichols, conservator of forest and shoreline resources for the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, reported poison hemlock along the Bear Creek Greenway in Ashland on Monday. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune] The poisonous hemlock, seen along the Bear Creek Greenway in Ashland, has found favorable conditions for its growth this year. [Jamie Lusch […]

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Ambler Road risks not worth the money

By stickman angel Updated: 1 One hour before Published: 1 One hour before An unfinished road leads from Shungnak northeast to the community of Kobuk, Dahl Creek Airstrip and the Ambler mining district on July 23, 2021. Kobuk and Dahl Creek Airstrip are about 13 km from Shungnak. (Loren Holmes/DNA) We all depend on water. […]

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Thunderstorms sometimes overnight and early on Saturday; bad weather is possible

Parts of Minnesota experienced severe thunderstorms and heavy rain Thursday night, and another batch of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to ripple across Minnesota Friday night through early Saturday. Here’s an excerpt from the Minnesota State Bureau of Climatology’s message about Thursday night’s showers in central Minnesota: The storms slowly developed southward, with new […]

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Master Gardening Tips for the Panhandle – Week of June 27, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Tips for efficient watering What is the best way to water lawns? Here are three tips for effective watering this summer. First, only water when needed – if the grass bounces when you walk on it, wait to water. Second, water early in the morning with a pulsating sprinkler to prevent evaporation and […]

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Soil conservation lessons to be included in Karnataka school textbooks: Education Minister BC Nagesh

Speaking at the Save Soil event at the Palace Grounds, Nagesh said: “Sadhguru thinks it is important to educate children about the importance of saving soil which is very vital for our growth and that of others. living organisms. In the coming years, the Department of Education will work to incorporate a lesson on the […]

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Qualification is complete for the 2022 election cycle

BY JENNIFER CABRERA After qualifying was completed, the following Alachua County candidates qualified to appear on the ballot: Alachua District 1 County Commission Advertising Advertising Mary Alford (Democratic Party)The name will appear on the general election ballot Raemi Eagle-Glenn (Republican Party)The name will appear on the general election ballot Alachua District 2 County Commission Advertising […]

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Government support for real conservation, not CAFOs

Deborah J. Comstock If healthy soil is the pathway to the world’s food supply, clean water and ecosystems, why are so many farmers turning to mechanized farming, which has been proven to damage soil quality? soil and water? The answer to this question may be more complicated than we thought. The federal government has conservation […]

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A&E for Trees: Pioneering clinic in India offers lifeline to diseased plants | India

SAhib Singh climbs a portable ladder, reaches out and, using a few tools, pulls the banyan tree and manages to pull it out. The uprooted plant, which had grown on a wall inside the living room, is placed in a plastic bag filled with fertilized black soil. “We’re going to replant this on the hospital […]

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You want to go out ? It’s already time to start thinking about deer season – Salisbury Post

By Dan Kibler Deer season is three months away, but it’s already time for hunters to start thinking, at least in terms of what food plots they plan to plant to attract deer or make them healthier. Foods that will mature and be available to deer during the season should be in the ground in […]

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CFPUA Seeks Public Comment on Source Water Protection Plan

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Cape Fear Public Utility Authority invites public comment on its proposed Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) to help develop specific strategies to mitigate water pollution in the Cape Fear area. The proposed plan, developed with partner organizations in southeastern North Carolina, outlines strategies to protect the lower Cape Fear River from […]

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How Forever Chemicals interacts with soil at the molecular level

This image rendering shows several different types of PFAS molecules that Spartan researchers examined to learn how the compounds interact with soil components. Credit: Wilson Research Group Michigan State University chemists are uncovering new information to help remedy “eternal chemicals” by showing for the first time how they interact with soil at the molecular level. […]

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Alternative cover crop bringing progress for researchers

Researchers from Western Illinois University, Illinois State University and several other institutions are studying the viability of pennycress as a commercial cover crop for farmers. Win Phippen, director of the alternative crops research program at Western, is excited about the progress being made. “It’s amazing the amount of change we’ve made to this crop to […]

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Farm, Garden and Outdoor Calendar Released June 4, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Meeting of the local working group: June 14, 9 a.m., Log Cabin at Kandiyohi Fairgrounds. Join the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resource Conservation Service for conservation, coffee, and conversation. Officially known as the Local Task Force Meeting, this meeting is a locally-led process that provides the United States Department of Agriculture […]

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SCV News | Learn how to manage soils and fertilizers at SCV Water’s gardening course

Uploaded: , Thursday June 2nd, 2022 By press release Water is not the only element necessary for the growth of your trees, plants and vegetables. The health of your plants depends on the soil they are planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow! Join our free virtual gardening course, Soil and […]

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Last-minute dash to enter the race for mayor; unopposed candidates in county races | News, Sports, Jobs

NEW ULM – Three new candidates submitted their candidacies for mayor on the last day of filing, widening the field to five candidates. The final three candidates to file are Kathleen Backer, Mark Rutz and Ronald Wendinger. Lonnie Luepke and Jeff Kiecker previously filed for mayor. With five different names appearing on the […]

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How to Farm in Deadcraft

Deadcraft focuses on surviving a zombie apocalypse by learning to support yourself through crafting, cooking, and farming. Farming holds a particularly important place in the Deadcraft experience for multiple reasons. First, farming provides food that has multiple status effects. Additionally, you can farm zombie minions to aid you in combat. Finally, the tasty recipes you […]

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A sustainable micronutrient fertilizer made from peas,

Regina, SK, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new $19 million project from Protein Industries Canada and a consortium of companies will help Canadian farmers further improve consistency and reduce carbon emissions through commercialization of a new fertilizer based on micronutrients. Soileos is a sustainable, non-polluting and climate-positive micronutrient fertilizer created from the recycling […]

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BURTON MAN AWARDED CONSERVATION AWARD

Pictured (LR) Tony Franklin, Clamens Tiemann, Ben Garcia, Jerry Lee Schultz, Ray Thaler and Ronnie Schulte A Burton rancher was honored for outstanding contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program. Jerry Lee Schultz was honored as a Zone 3 Conservation Breeder at a recent awards banquet at Refugio. Washington Soil and Water Conservation […]

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Provide some TLC for hot plants

Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider, master gardeners May 22, 2022 Provide a cover for these plants to help them in hot weather master gardeners Well, it looks like it will be a “scorcher of a summer”. Most gardeners said some of their vegetables were just starting to sprout. Here are some tips to help them, […]

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The five Otter Tail County commissioners are running for re-election; state and county filing closes May 31 – Perham Focus

PERHAM — All five county commissioner districts in Otter Tail County will be on the ballot in November, and the five incumbent commissioners have sought re-election to defend their seats from May 19, according to the Secretary of State’s website of Minnesota. With more than 5% change to each of the Otter Tail County Commissioners’ […]

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State Awards $587,000 for Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District Habitat and Water Quality Projects

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Watershed Improvement Council has awarded $587,919 to the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District for two projects to improve water quality. water and restore fish and wildlife habitat in two parts of the Deschutes River watershed. OWEB has awarded $121,007 to help the Conservation District and its partners […]

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Gardeners share their top tips

Clay soil is found in many American gardens, but it is not a hospitable home for all plants. If you’re getting your garden ready for summer or want to grow flowers or vegetables, you might struggle. There are, however, ways to make it a friendlier environment for beautiful flowers or tasty produce. Below, two experienced […]

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Midcoast Conservancy Offers Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Instructor Training

Calling all hemlock lovers! These majestic trees need help to protect themselves from a plague by learning to identify and monitor an invasive non-native insect that threatens their health: the hemlock woolly aphid. This tiny sap-sucker can cause mortality in as little as 4 to 15 years and is spreading throughout the Midcoast region. Midcoast […]

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FSA agricultural loans available | News, Sports, Jobs

According to staff reports MIFFLINTOWN — The Federal Agricultural Services Agency has funding set aside specifically for use by targeted underserved groups and beginning farmers, designed to help farmers buy and operate family farms, Robert E Zeigler Jr. of the USDA’s FSA office which covers Mifflin, Juniata, Perryt and Dauphin counties, the growers […]

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Bare Roots Farm in Chesterfield breeds ‘useful organic plants’

Every spring, like clockwork, the eastern bluebirds magically return to the nesting boxes along the valley fields. These sightings and other signs of the changing seasons bring many local gardeners out of their winter burrows with visions of prolific flowerbeds or fresh, fragrant produce. Given the variability in weather, soil, and growing conditions in our […]

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Start your garden off right with healthy transplants – Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Sarah Browning, extension educator Transplants are the way to go with tomatoes, peppers and dozens of other vegetables, as well as many common annual flowers in Nebraska gardens. Transplants give long-season crops a head start before they are put into the garden and a chance to produce before the fall frost. Annual flowers grown from […]

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NOTICE OF MEETING: The National Soil Conservation Committee will meet on May 19

May 3, 2022 ANNAPOLIS, MD – The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference. A limited number of places are available for those wishing to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on soil conservation and water quality […]

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Get your soil tested and ready for spring planting

Apply fertilizer to the flower beds if necessary. Most gardens in the Chicago area have soil with adequate levels of phosphorus, so choose a fertilizer with little or no phosphorus. The higher the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer you buy, the less you need to apply to your garden, so follow the instructions on […]

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New technology seeks to destroy toxic ‘eternal chemicals’ in drinking water

Grand Rapids, Michigan — Researchers estimate that more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states may have cancer-causing carcinogens in their drinking water. Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, called PFAS, are virtually indestructible, but a new technology aims to change that. Sandy Wynn-Stelt discovered too late that her Michigan home was across from an […]

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Climate change is weakening New Hampshire’s waterways

Climate change is weakening New Hampshire’s waterways Updated: 6:30 PM EDT April 24, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript New Hampshire has about 1,000 lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, but global warming is starting to threaten some of them and that could mean big changes in how we interact with […]

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Mountaintop to Honor Earth Day | Greene County

TANNERSVILLE – The Mountaintop Library in Tannersville is hosting its annual Earth Day event this weekend. The celebration is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Hunter and the Library have partnered with Mountaintop Progressives to invite the public to the Earth Day event. It is a festive event, but also an […]

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California Product Stewardship Council’s Doug Kobold explains how products can be disposed of properly without harming the environment • Sacramento News & Review

What do unused drugs, batteries, cell phones, paint and motor oil have in common? On the one hand, if thrown in the wrong place, they cause serious harm to humans, animals, soil and water. This is where the California Product Stewardship Council comes in, as it works to (ideally) push manufacturers to pay what are […]

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Indiana University researchers study the link between agricultural management, soil microbes and drought resilience

Indiana University researchers are studying how microbes can make plants resistant to drought to help farmers make the right management decisions. “Microbes play an important role in the life of plants and animals, both positively and negatively,” explained Lana Bolin, Ph.D. candidate for the biology department at IU. “On the one hand, microbes can be […]

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Commissioners hope to strengthen Penney Nature Center | Local News

In an effort to prepare the Penney Nature Center for public view and educational opportunities this year, Defiance County Commissioners led a spring cleaning of the natural area Friday morning. But that’s just the start of additional improvement efforts at the 78-acre nature area between Ashpacher Road and Ohio 15 in Noble Township, which is […]

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The real reason for so much hunger in the world is probably not what you think

Almost one in three people in the world did not have access to enough food in 2020. This represents an increase of almost 320 million people in one year and the situation is expected to worsen with rising food prices food and war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine. and Russia. Floods, fires and […]

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Drainage problems still plague Forestville Central School | News, Sports, Jobs

WATCH Photo by Anthony Dolce Pictured are members of the Forestville School Board. FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Central School District continues to make progress in addressing drainage issues related to its sports fields. At last week’s meeting, the board welcomed David Spann of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, who agreed the […]

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Is dogwood the best flowering tree?

Dogwoods are universally popular, and it’s no wonder. At this time of year, they put on a spectacular show, their brilliant white flowers lighting up the springtime landscape, but they can be tricky to grow successfully. The thing is, truly beautiful and healthy dogwood trees in home landscapes are actually quite rare. Dogwood trees […]

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Here are the four people embarking on SpaceX’s first ISS space tourism mission

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) – SpaceX returns to the launch pad, this time to put a group of four private citizens into orbit for a one-of-a-kind trip to the International Space Station. The trip was organized by Axiom Space, a private startup that books rides with SpaceX and coordinates flights to the ISS […]

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‘Water’s Cool’: Charlottetown area leaders learn from water conservation program for Grade 5 students

Some city workers and politicians in the Charlottetown area went back to school last week – at Water’s Cool School. The Water Conservation Program for Grade 5 students was originally created by City of Stratford staff in 2011. The program expanded to include Charlottetown students in 2019, and to date over 3,000 students have participated. […]

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The Treasure Valley Pollinator Project helps native pollinators

CALDWELL, Idaho — As the spring weather warms up, many Idahoans are planning summer gardens in their backyards. A local partnership in Treasure Valley hopes residents will prioritize plants for native pollinators. This is the second year of the Treasure Valley Pollinator project, which aims to get 64,000 plants into the ground that will benefit […]

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Turning the soil in winter will thwart tomato hornworms

Q. Last summer my tomatoes developed hornworms and I hand picked them to help the plants thrive. Unfortunately, I have to use the same beds this year for tomatoes. Is there a better way to treat the soil before planting to prevent new hornworms from invading again this year? – ME, Los Ranchos A. My […]

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Using technology meant for space, Martian vertical-platform farms discover the key to growing plants 10 times faster: age-old opera music

Company chief scientist Matthew Mickens says data can be adapted for home gardeners TORONTO, April 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Could it be that simple? Martian Farms, a vertical farming platform with a new location in Orange, NJ, is using opera music to grow its crops 10 times faster than traditional farming methods. The company’s chief scientist, Matthew […]

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Volunteers bring native plants to Englewood Park

Since 2017, Northeast Neighbors and volunteer groups have worked to transform the park by creating a pollinator garden to attract native bees. A recent task force focused on removing invasive growth and replacing it with native species. Volunteers examine a divot during a work shift in Englewood Park on Saturday, March 26, 2022 (Gerald Patrickson/Special […]

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LETTER: Conservation methods benefit future generations | Letters

In honor of Agriculture Week, I wanted to share our personal story to show how Iowans on small farms and acreage can do their part to improve water quality and sustainability. My wife and I raise four children, a handful of miniature Herefords, chickens and ducks on our eight acres in Sac County. We also […]

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Authorities Approve Water Quality Project in Mark Township | Local News

Three entities working to improve water quality and a farmer west of Defiance have signed an agreement for an experimental water quality project in Mark Township, Defiance County. The contract was signed this week by the County Soil and Water Conservation Office, the City of Defiance and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) with owners Mike […]

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Apothecary Brothers to Plant 42,000 Trees with Trees for the Future in Honor of 4/20

PORTLAND, Oregon., March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Local CBD Manufacturer The Apothecary Brothers shows a new way to “go green” for 4/20 this year by supporting Trees for the Future (TREES) and their plans to plant millions of trees for Earth Day. The brothers have worked with TREES in the past, planting almost 100,000 trees […]

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Fairfield moves forward with water expansion project as PFAS testing expands statewide

Penny Higgins and her husband Lawrence are shown in December with their chickens at Penny’s Alpaca Farm Store in Fairfield. The chickens are locked in a coop, they are no longer allowed to roam freely since the eggs tested positive for ‘chemicals forever’. Fairfield is considering a $48 million expansion of the public water supply […]

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D’Augusta – Take Action Against PFAS, Chemicals Forever

In Maine, we discover an invisible substance that threatens our land, our food and our water. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are water and oil resistant chemicals that contaminate soil and water. Typically, these chemicals coat adhesives, cooking surfaces, electrical wire insulation, fire-fighting foam, and furniture. However, once these items are discarded […]

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Feeding the world without costing the earth | News

Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield are hosting national discussions on the sustainability of global food systems today (Monday 14 March 2022) at the Royal Society in London. University of Sheffield celebrates ‘healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people’ at Royal Society of the Institute for Sustainable Food event The […]

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Sustainable Agriculture History Project now available as a podcast

Interviews focused on the history of sustainable agriculture have been turned into a limited series of podcasts, “Sustainable Agriculture Policy with Ron Kroese”. The interviews are part of an oral history archive documenting the development and evolution of public policy to advance sustainable and organic agriculture since the 1970s. Over 40 women and men featured […]

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The secret is in the ground: sand, silt, clay and the percentage game | Millennium

Do you dream of gardening? Me too! This year I’m staying on top of everything from weeds, fungicides, insect control, transplanting and harvesting – that’s the plan anyway. Starting your garden with healthy soil is the basis for a successful outcome. Soil composition varies from garden to garden, but all soils contain a mixture of […]

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Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Plans Groundwater Awareness Events

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, to increase awareness and protection of this vital resource on which 98% of residents of Geauga County count. National Groundwater Awareness Week serves as a helpful annual reminder to maintain wells and test and protect water and […]

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Lyon Co. Offers Support for Cottonwood Lake Cleanup Efforts | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL – Water quality has become a big green issue for Cottonwood Lake, City of Cottonwood staff said. Algal blooms have affected recreation on the lake and closed the town beach in recent years. Community members want to clean up the lake, but they will need funding to help investigate possible solutions. On […]

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Local people hold the key to protecting Southeast Asia’s forests

“To engage communities in nature conservation, there are two options needed: increased awareness and enforcement of regulations, or community agreement on nature stewardship. Village resource management agreements are an appropriate tool to ensure their participation,” says Bone Haryanto, chairman of the Mbeliling community forum. The effects of these agreements are already being felt. On the […]

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Half a century of cultivation of soil and spirit, Alice’s Garden Urban Farm celebrates its jubilee | WUWM 89.7 FM

This year marks 50 years of urban cultivation and agriculture for Alice’s Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee. The jubilee celebration will include a number of community programs as well as a logo design contest which is already underway. “Our committee just thought it would be great to have a logo contest to invite the community […]

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Russia-Ukraine live updates: Russian troops press into Kharkiv | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Ukraine says Russian troops entered its second-largest city of Kharkiv and fighting is under way in the streets. Missiles hit an oil facility in Vasylkiv near Kyiv. People in Kyiv seek shelter as Russian troops advance. UNOCHA reports 240 civilian casualties since Russia’s invasion started. The West announces more sanctions on Russia, including cutting some […]

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A Mexican court is asked to rule on behalf of indigenous Mayan youth in a constitutional challenge to the massive exploitation of factory pigs in the Yucatán Peninsula

MEXICO, Mexico– Conservation groups, scientists, doctors and public health experts today filed a legal case supporting constitutional claims raised by Mayan children who oppose the approval and operation of a huge industrial pig farm on ecologically sensitive and culturally significant land in the Yucatán Peninsula. Friend of the Court (amicus curiae) The brief filed today […]

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New partnership helps underserved farmers go organic

Three organizations recently came together to extend technical resources, financial assistance and direct market access to historically underserved California farmers — especially Latinx and other farmers of color — in agricultural regions, including central of California, while increasing the amount of agricultural land in the state used to grow organic produce. . Daily harvest, American […]

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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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Maine Voices: National standards for PFAS in foods are desperately needed

News of PFAS “chemicals forever” contamination in Maine has been in the news recently. The impact of the spread of PFAS-containing sludge on Maine farmland emerged as a local food security threat in 2019 when contamination shut down a dairy farm in Arundel. Since then, ongoing research has revealed the pervasive nature of PFAS in […]

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In part of Europe, the soil is rapidly degrading. This is a warning to all of us

In the Mediterranean region, soils are degrading and land turning into desert faster than anywhere else in the European Union, according to a new analysis. Experts warn that the combined effects of unsustainable land practices and climate change have depleted a finite resource to a critical point. A recent publication by a European Commission on […]

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Our Owasco: Local Soil Health Workshops Build Resilience | Lifestyles

Our special Owasco for the citizen Last year, farmers experienced one of the wettest fall seasons on record in the region. “The rain is falling harder, faster and all at once,” said Sam Rose, a cattle rancher in Groton. With increasingly unpredictable and intense weather events, it is more important than ever to build the […]

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Select Board promotes indoor shooting range on city property near airport

(February 16, 2022) The Select Board was unanimous in its preference for an indoor firing range on the nine-acre Shadbush Road property east of Nantucket Memorial Airport, where the city was caught in the middle of a dispute over two decades between the Nantucket Hunting Association and its neighbors. potential lead contamination of the range […]

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Research Shows Importance of Good Soil Moisture for Wild Blueberries – UMaine News

Orono, Maine – Wild blueberries are one of Maine’s most iconic and important native cash crops. New research shows that to help wild blueberries thrive in all kinds of conditions, proper soil moisture management is even more essential than previously thought, especially over the long term. According to a UMaine study conducted in conjunction with […]

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Particle size analysis of cosmetics

Most of the time, cosmetic products come in the form of powders or emulsions made up of a mixture of liquids and powders. As the cosmetics industry uses particles to make makeup, lipsticks, moisturizers and many other products, particle size analysis is important. Image Credit: paulynn/Shutterstock.com Particle Size Analysis: The Basics Particle size analysis, an […]

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Odisha uses LiDAR technology for water and soil conservation works in forests – The New Indian Express

Express press service BHUBANESWAR: The state government, for the first time, is using 3D scanning technology – light detection and ranging (LiDAR) – to implement soil and water conservation projects in forest areas . The initiative aims to improve forage and water in forests, thereby reducing human-animal conflict and increasing groundwater recharge. Laser scanning technology […]

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Firefighting Chemical Found in Baby Seals and Fur Seals

A chemical that the New South Wales government recently partially banned in firefighting has been found in endangered Australian fur seal pups and Australian fur seals. The discovery represents another blow to the survival of Australian sea lions. Hookworm and tuberculosis are already threatening their small, dwindling population, which has fallen by more than 60% […]

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Biofertilizers market size is worth $4,744.43 million, globally, by 2028 at a CAGR of 12.3%

The Biofertilizers Market size was valued at USD 1,996.13 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 4,744.43 Million by 2028. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2021 to 2028. New York, 10 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The latest research study on “Biofertilizers market Forecast to 2028 – […]

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The departmental commission approves the 2022 budget

Nodaway County Commissioners approved projected revenues and expenses for 2022 during their budget hearing on Jan. 27. The past two years have brought millions into county coffers with federal funds from the CARES Act, $2.59 million, and more recently, from the US Bailout Act, $4.290 million, which are also a basic transfer to other entities […]

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Auburn, HudsonAlpha Researcher Receives Fellowship to Accelerate Hop Breeding Programs

Body of the article The beer industry has grown steadily in the United States over the past decade, thanks in large part to the growing popularity of craft breweries. This growth is expected to continue with an estimated market value of $146 billion by 2025. To meet growing demand from beer lovers, breweries need a […]

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Court of the month | San Marcos record

Last year’s February yard was printed just before the severe freeze as San Marcos residents struggled with power outages and water issues, and again in 2022 the Spring Lake Garden Club’s court of the month avoided a devastating freeze. At the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Wilson Street, Amy and John Thomaides’ home […]

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Ann Wright: Fruit Trees – It’s Bare Root Time

This hot, dry weather has provided some very nice days outdoors, and it’s a great time to add fruit trees to the garden. Local nurseries appear to be well stocked with fruit and nut trees as well as berries. Despite our very dry January, the big storm in December brought good moisture to the ground, […]

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Help ‘natural climate solutions’ with higher USDA stewardship spending, report says

Congress should dramatically increase — up to doubling — funding for USDA stewardship programs that encourage climate change mitigation and help farmers make money through climate-smart practices, a Washington think tank said Wednesday. At the same time, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee warned against commandeering USDA soil and water conservation programs to […]

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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) is seeking candidates to run for its board of directors. On Saturday morning, the board met for a special meeting following the resignation of former member Lydia Lytle. Lytle, who served on the board for nearly two years, submitted a letter of resignation last week. […]

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Federal judge upholds $48 million award to Pomona in water pollution case – Daily Bulletin

A federal court judge last week dismissed an appeal from a foreign company found responsible for contaminating groundwater in the city of Pomona with a toxic chemical in a September 2021 jury decision. On January 27, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner denied a request for a new trial brought by the defendant, […]

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Clean Water Budget – – The Adirondack Almanac

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Clean water balance Governor Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal unveiled last week included major investments in clean water and an outline of how she envisioned the state spending a $4 billion environmental bond bill that will will be submitted for voter approval in November. The proposal included $500 million for drinking water […]

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Master Gardener: Trees and Plants Need Water in Winter | Home & Garden

Dead bulbs of a Linnaeus Teaching Garden camellia plant remain after a fluctuating winter season. Some plants may sprout new shoots on warm winter days. Fescue is active and should receive about 1 inch of water every two weeks during the winter. Mulch helps keep the roots of your plants and shrubs warm and also […]

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Doctors, anthropologists and marine biologists start with the soil as they launch a program to tackle nature’s impact on human health

Connecting human health to the environment, a growing team of scientists are working together to improve the impact of microbiomes in a new, multi-faceted endeavor called the USF Metropolitan Food Project (MFP). The objective of the project is to study the impact of environmental changes on food nutrition and therefore on human health and the […]

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Poultry farmers urged to prepare for bird flu

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging poultry farmers to remain vigilant and practice enhanced biosecurity on their farms after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the wild birds of the Carolinas. During this time of year, migrating waterfowl that pass through Maryland are at […]

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varthur: Loot of lake land

By Garima Prasher When the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has begun restoration work on the Lake Varthur last year he faced a Herculean task to get rid of tons of accumulated silt. However, the BDA had a eureka moment: using silt as manure in the vicinity farming lands. Today, villagers around the lake reap the […]

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Farm, Garden and Outdoor Calendar Released January 22, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Get ready for lambing and farrowing season: January 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., online; Kyle Rozeboom, an instructor with the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, will provide guidance on lambing and kidding of small ruminants, early rations, and overall lamb and kid health. Extension educator Emma Severns will present a […]