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Conservation, solar pumps key to avert Middle East water crisis
ROME - Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of pilot program including solar-powered water pumps, scientists and officials said on Tuesday. "The situation is critical," Essam...
June 9, 2015 - 12:57pm
December 15, 2014
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) Farm program biologists are...
December 15, 2014 - 9:51am
December 5, 2014
Ag, conservation can work together, producer says
December 5, 2014 - 10:03am
October 20, 2014
Vote 'no' on conservation fund
The sentiment behind Measure 5, the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks constitutional amendment is sound. Preserving and enhancing the state's outdoor places are good ideas. However, the method by which amendment supporters would indulge that sentiment is a recipe for an administrative...
October 20, 2014 - 9:30am
Farmers should support resource conservation
We are all North Dakotans. We shop at the same stores, we eat at the same places, and we recreate on the same landscapes. This election has given us the unique opportunity to make sure our children and grandchildren inherit the same great quality of life with which we have been blessed. We...
October 20, 2014 - 9:29am
October 13, 2014
Both sides encouraged by Measure 5 results
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Spokesmen for the campaigns supporting and opposing Measure 5 both say they are encouraged by poll results published Sunday that found the contest over the proposed conservation fund in a statistical dead heat. The poll of 505 randomly selected adults, commissioned...
October 13, 2014 - 10:32am
October 7, 2014
More than $5 million pumped into battle over ND conservation fund measure
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Supporters and opponents of a proposed conservation fund on the Nov.
October 7, 2014 - 10:21am
September 22, 2014
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. EPA...
September 22, 2014 - 10:21am
July 14, 2014
Renewing the commitment to conservation
As a nation, we draw strength from our forests, grasslands, farmers, ranches, rivers and wild lands. In the Red River Valley of the North, our...
July 14, 2014 - 9:29am
June 23, 2014
Farm bill enables collaboration on conservation
WASHINGTON -- Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new farm bill effort that...
June 23, 2014 - 9:35am
June 16, 2014
CRP signup begins
Though it's been overshadowed by the late planting season, another Conservation Reserve Program signup began June 9. It's too early to assess how popular this year's signup will be, says Aaron Krauter, executive director of the North Dakota office of the Farm Service Agency, an arm...
June 16, 2014 - 9:44am
June 9, 2014
Sugar growers work toward sustainability
MANVEL, N.D. -- Casey Hoverson is proud of his family's production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he's happy to tell the...
June 9, 2014 - 9:32am
June 2, 2014
Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
ST. PAUL -- While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
June 2, 2014 - 9:43am
May 27, 2014
Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota's most prestigious farm organization. As a nearly lifelong Farmers Union member, I want to reassure...
May 27, 2014 - 10:06am
Farm groups informed about wildlife amendment
I was saddened to read a recent letter that claimed farm and ranch groups oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment because they are misinformed. On the contrary, they actively oppose it because they see with crystal clarity what will happen if this measure becomes part...
May 27, 2014 - 9:56am