WEST FARGO, N.D. — The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service promised by September to come up with a just solution for wetland determination backlogs when he spoke to farmers on May 1 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in Fargo, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. — It should come as no surprise that water management officials in the Red River Valley are vigorously pursuing water storage options as part of an overall permanent flood protection strategy. But aggressive water retention in the mostly flat Red River Valley is not the cure-all for flooding. Holding water on the land is a necessary element in the larger flood protection equation.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Research at the University of Minnesota-Crookston could improve the safety of the human food chain.
Katy Smith, a professor at the school, is studying the impact of wetland plants on the restoration of contaminated soil sediments.
HAWLEY, Minn. — In response to the article “Restoring the Land,” (Page 2 July 19 Agweek) turning productive farm land into mosquito-infested swampland is not what I think of as restoration. The whole idea is based on bad science — like global warming (climategate) — benefiting no one.
A Lawton farmer has been convicted for the second time in four years of illegally draining wetlands.
Alvin Peterson was found guilty on Tuesday of two counts of improper drainage of wetlands. A bench trial was in July in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks.
November 14, 2008
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