Stories about water quality
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $156,000 Section 604B Clean Water Act grant to American Farmland Trust for advancing water quality goals in Illinois’ Vermilion Headwaters Watershed.
STAR, Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources, an initiative developed by farmers for farmers, recently released its annual report for the 2020 crop year.
The Vermilion Watershed Field Tour will be held Aug. 11 to explore conservation and soil health practices that will benefit both the watershed and the bottom line.
Indiana has seen positive trends in adoption of conservation practices in the past 10 to 15 years. But Indiana’s ag industry needs to double down on soil health practices and tracking going forward, said Ben Wicker, executive director of Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance.
Building a consensus around profitability and environmental sustainability is the fundamental hurdle in efforts to improving soil health and water quality.
Private well owners are responsible for the safety of their water.
Each spring, temperatures rise and the snowpack melts replenishing the moisture in our soils and water in our local streams. Many of these bodies of water flow into the Mississippi River and eventually that water makes its way to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a seasonal reminder that the things we do in the upper Mississippi River basin have an impact on our neighbors downstream.
The Big Pine Creek Watershed program is helping farmers and landowners implement conservation practices. Leslie Fisher, project coordinator, shared details during a webinar hosted by Purdue Women in Agriculture.
A change in how we think about water, air and land could improve efforts to conserve the environment. Dan Wildcat, professor at Haskell Indian Nations University, discussed his views during a webinar hosted by North Central Region Water Network.
Edge-of-field tile drainage monitoring provides an assessment of nutrient loss and documents the impact of conservation practices.