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Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule? The Conservation – July 5, 2017 On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration’s “Clean Water Rule.” This … Continue reading

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Transforming Agriculture From Threat To Solution For Environmental Challenges By Sara Scherr – EcoAgriculture Partners – October 20, 2016 The past year has seen a remarkable evolution of the discourse on agricultural development around the world. From the sharp focus … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In November, 2015, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment. Essentially it’s a directive for federal agencies to “adopt a clear … Continue reading

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USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program Contact: Amelia Hines Dortch – USDA NRCS – March 14, 2016 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to … Continue reading

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A Controversial EPA Rule Is Pitting Small Farmers Against Big Agribusiness By Natasha Geiling – Think Progress – January 14, 2016 In May, when the EPA released its final version of the Clean Water Rule — meant to clarify which … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie Worldwide about 50% of the wetlands have been lost – usually converted to uplands and most of the time those conversions have been to agriculture.  For example in the United States it is estimated that over 80% … Continue reading

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Yes: Ohio farmers’ harvests depend on healthy waters By Joe Logan – The Blade –Opinion – January 4, 2015 Farmers, more than most other people, are concerned about the quality of our soil and water. We pride ourselves on our … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I was never a fan of history growing up. Instead of getting to go to kid-centric places like Disneyland or SeaWorld, my parents insisted on taking us on long family vacations to visit historical … Continue reading

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Thanking America’s Sustainable Farmers By Christina Badaracco – EPA Blog – It All Starts with Science – July 30, 2014 While working on education and outreach in EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Ocean, and Watersheds, I have been particularly inspired by our work with … Continue reading

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Nature: the ultimate innovator in agricultural systems By Cehvonne Reynolds – CGIAR – June 5, 2014 Sources of novelty and innovation are key to building resilience in socio-ecological systems. “Nature” is the ultimate innovator and we only have to examine … Continue reading

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