April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Steve Karnowski
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law.
Farmers will be required to use good conservat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
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December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON â Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly releas…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
By Joel Ebert
Pierre Capital Journal
PIERRE (AP) â The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently has more backlogged wetland determination requests in South Dakota than in any other state in the Midwest, the Capital Journal reported.
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October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated an online service to connect farmers and ranchers needing wetland credits with agricultural landowners who have available wetlands. Continue Reading
September 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BROOKINGS, S.D. The prairie pothole region of the eastern Dakotas is losing wetlands at a rate up to 15,000 acres a year, according to research that raises questions about the impacts of expanded row-crop production on wildlife and water quality.
July 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
JAMESTOWN, N.D. Mother Nature is full of competitions that cause species to rise and fall with shifting climate conditions in the prairie potholes pockmarking the James River Valley. Continue Reading
June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Paul Schmidt had a prairie encounter he won’t soon forget last November during a four-day waterfowl hunt near Brookings, S.D. The first morning, Schmidt and his hunting partner drove by a small wetland on the way to their hunting area. Continue Reading
June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS Conserving grasslands and wetlands on the saline prairie of Grand Forks County is the focus of a new partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District and several other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
May 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
MADISON, Wis. Two programs that help restore wetlands in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota have received federal grants worth a total of $3.4 million. Continue Reading