MDA awards $1 million for ‘Forever Green' research projects

——-   Minnesota River Weekly Update; November 17, 2015 —— The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) received $1 million of Clean Water Funds to support the Forever Green Agricultural Initiative at the University of Minnesota for fiscal year 2016. The program selected 11 projects which focus on incorporating perennial and winter annual crops into existing agricultural practices … Read more MDA awards $1 million for ‘Forever Green' research projects

UN calculates ag pollution's worldwide cost

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Save these dates:  March 29. The Freshwater hosts a conference on precision conservation, the … Read more UN calculates ag pollution's worldwide cost

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Read Facets articles on-line Asian carp. The future of U.S. and world agriculture. … Read more

Panel to explore invasives on Sept. 16

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Panel on invasives set Sept. 16 Minnesota Waters will sponsor a panel discussion … Read more Panel to explore invasives on Sept. 16

Vote to support conservation mentoring

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. FarmWise conservation program needs your vote A farmer-to-farmer mentoring project aimed at promoting … Read more Vote to support conservation mentoring

World water sustainability; feedlot politics

Is the world running short of water? Water, water, everywhere, but not enough to drink — at least not where it’s needed. That’s the dilemma that Indiana University geochemist Chen Zhu and colleagues explore in the current issue of Elements, a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by 16 geological societies. Zhu serves as guest editor of the … Read more World water sustainability; feedlot politics

Flooding may increase 'dead zone'

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Flooding may increase this year’s ‘dead zone’ As the surging waters of the … Read more Flooding may increase 'dead zone'

Water prosecutions dip; EPA readies Florida rules

EPA water prosecutions decline again Criminal enforcement of federal water-pollution laws has continued a more than decadelong slide under the Obama administration, despite pledged improvements, according to U.S. EPA data. The government reported 32 new Clean Water Act convictions during the fiscal year that ended in September, down from 42 in 2009. The number of … Read more Water prosecutions dip; EPA readies Florida rules

Report: Ag research needs sustainability focus

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Research Council urges focus on agricultural sustainability  Government policies and agricultural research are … Read more Report: Ag research needs sustainability focus

USDA: Progress on erosion; more needed

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published.  USDA: Progress on pollution and erosion; more needs to be done A new … Read more USDA: Progress on erosion; more needed