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Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet? By Richard Conniff – YaleEnvironment360 – December 10, 2019 People have lived in Castro Laboreiro, where northern Portugal borders Spain, long enough to have built megaliths in the mountainous countryside and a … Continue reading

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Helping farmers help our waterways By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 30, 2019 Agriculture is vital to the Chesapeake region. There are more than 83,000 farms in the watershed that make up a $10 billion industry and … Continue reading

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The Farm Bill Should Better Protect America’s Drinking Water By Colin O’Neil – AgMag – August 28, 2018 America’s drinking water is under threat from a formidable foe: polluted farm runoff, which contaminates the tap water supplies for millions of … Continue reading

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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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