Read all about it: The latest Facets newsletter

Asian carp. The future of U.S. and world agriculture. A Gene Merriam column on conservation and crop insurance. Two new books on lakes. Don’t miss the latest issue of “Facets of Freshwater,” the Freshwater Society’s newsletter. Read the entire issue as an electronic magazine. Or read individual articles and columns here:

  • A q-and-a interview with Tim Schlagenhaft, the Minnesota DNR’s point person in the campaign against Asian carp.

A column by Freshwater President Gene Merriam urging that the federal Farm Bill be changed to make conservation compliance a requirement for farmers getting subsidized crop insurance.

  • An article on MN FarmWise, the farmer-to-farmer mentoring program that Freshwater and the National Park Service are building to encourage farmers to employ proven conservation practices to reduce soil erosion and runoff.
  • A preview of th Nov. 10 lecture that Fred Kirschenmann will deliver on water and the future of U.S. and world agriculture.

Read a web-only article on a University of Minnesota doctoral student’s research on how water moves within the many bays of Lake Minnetonka. The research holds potential to allow data from water-quality measurements taken at a few places in the lake to be extrapolated to the entire lake.

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