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Minn. wetland restoration program signup under way
Sign-up began Jan. 5 for the 2015 Reinvest In Minnesota Wetlands Conservation Easement program and will continue through Jan. 30. The state has set aside $24 million to entice landowners to enroll marginal lands in the permanent easement program during this period.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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F-M diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
It will take more than a half-million dollars to mitigate the impacts of an upstream ring levee on wetlands in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a cost some metro-area flood diversion officials have trouble swallowing.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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SD colony ordered to remove tile drainage
WILLOW LAKE, S.D. — An eastern South Dakota Hutterite colony says it will defend itself against penalties involving a wetland easement dispute.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama administration issues new rules to protect water
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag groups act to limit conservation groups
North Dakota agricultural groups are putting the pressure on officials to eject conservation advocate organizations as contract helpers in U.S. Department of Agriculture offices that regulate wetland compliance issues.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA: Proposal aims to help farmers
When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have healthy communities downstream, we need healthy headwaters upstream.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Drought and the reservoir
Weather is difficult that way. Although drought is hard on our overall economy and water shortages can make life more difficult, drought is a naturally occurring part of nature. It has a way of rebooting wetlands, leaving them healthier and more productive.
Sunday, March, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Important crop insurance deadline near for North Dakota producers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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EPA extends WOTUS comment period
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule from Oct. 20 until Nov. 14. EPA says its scientific advisory board is finishing a report on the connectivity of small bodies of water such as streams and wetlands and that its staff needs to examine it and to receive more comments from the public.
Thursday, October, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researchers: Oil palm plantations destroying SE Asia's peatlands
BARCELONA - Drainage of peatlands to cultivate oil palm in Malaysia's Rajang Delta is causing land subsidence that will bring large-scale floods in coming decades, making the land unusable, a problem also expected to affect Indonesia, researchers warned.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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NRCS-DU partnership is a win-win
I want to address several misconceptions expressed in the recent Agweek article on the farm program biologists working in U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (Ag groups act to limit conservation groups, Dec. 1)
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited - News

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Panel unanimously rejects proposed DU land purchase in Grand Forks County
A panel that regulates the purchase of land by nonprofit groups in North Dakota has rejected a Ducks Unlimited proposal to buy 160 acres of land in Grand Forks County.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farmers vent about cross-compliance delays
North Dakota farmers couldn’t prevent “cross-compliance” between conservation and crop insurance in the 2014 farm bill, and now are venting their frustration with federal officials and wildlife leaders.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, conservationists split on Water of the U.S. rule
Conservation groups are mounting a campaign in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Meanwhile, farm leaders and Republicans in the House move bills to try to stop EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from proceeding with the rule on the grounds that it expands jurisdiction into bodies of water on farms.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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N.D. takes lead in lawsuit against EPA over Waters of the U.S. rule
North Dakota and a dozen other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Monday over new a clean water rule that critics have slammed as federal overreach that will burden landowners, farmers, ranchers and local governments.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Renewing the commitment to conservation
The valley is one of the most productive breadbaskets of the world and home to critical habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, as well as millions of people living in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups want DU employees out of NRCS district offices in ND
The North Dakota Grain Growers Association, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and others have scheduled news conferences in Fargo on Wednesday and Bismarck on Thursday to ask that the National Resources Conservation Service remove Ducks Unlimited employees from district offices in the state, an arrangement agency officials say is longstanding and harmful to farmers.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag returns fire at insurance opponents
Congressional agriculture committee leaders recently returned fire at the Environmental Working Group for being too critical of prevented-planting crop insurance use, especially in the Prairie Pothole country that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA responds to claims of ‘secret maps’
On Aug. 27, the office of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent out a press release with what it called a “secret map” of North Dakota and its waterways. Cramer says EPA assembled a map of each state in secret to “expand its regulation of water features.” Cramer has been opposed to the Waters of the U.S. rule, calling it a “massive power grab,” and says the maps are “alarming.” The North Dakota map was not the only released and those against the Waters of the U.S. Rule, including Cramer, have called for more transparency.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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