STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'Tile drainage' out, 'water management' in?
Tile drainage seems to confuse a lot of people outside agriculture. In my experience, some folks use it to describe all field drainage, when in fact it's a specific type of drainage. I've tried to exp... Posted on 2/28/12 at 10:54 AM
In a dry year, some farmers in the region are designing sub-surface tile drainage systems to use as sub-surface irrigation, and some soon will be able to control and monitor their pumps from smart phones and other computers.
WEST FARGO — Tile drainage of farm fields has been cast as a villain that aggravates flooding in the Red River Valley, but also held out as a great hope for better managing runoff to minimize flooding.
FARGO, N.D. — Officials who deal with farmers’ applications for drain tile permits are anxious to see the effect of a new North Dakota law that removes a time-consuming step, but they say it may need some tweaking.
BOTTINEAU, N.D. — It was wet this past summer when North Dakota’s then-Gov. John Hoeven and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring flew a plane over Bottineau County, N.D. Goehring said at the time someone has the answer for the floodwater in people’s back yards.
PARK RIVER, N.D. — There have been some fantastic years recently in the agriculture industry in North Dakota and throughout the United States.
We have record prices, record yields and new technologies that are increasing our profitability and promoting better farming and stewardship practices. As a farmer, I am excited for the years ahead. We have hope, yet we have challenges.
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