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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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On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to resolve much of the … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands dedicated this year’s theme for World Wetlands Day (February 2) as “Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth.” It’s a theme that may have caught many people off guard. … Continue reading

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Can Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? A Future Tense Event Recap. By Jathan Sadowski – Slate – July 26, 2013 Climate change is the gravest existential threat the planet faces. Whether we’re talking about flora or fauna, the damage that could, … Continue reading

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Secretary Vilsack Promotes Cover Crops, Local Foods, Contract Fairness during House Hearing National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – April 16, 2013 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related … Continue reading

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No one ever anticipated that the Mississippi River would run out of water.  It hasn’t, but water levels continue to drop.  While the eyes of the nation are focused on the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, another crises— the drought … Continue reading

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“There is no food security without water security” – United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Director    General José Graziano da Silva 2012 was supposed to be a record year for agriculture in America’s heartland.  But not a year of record … Continue reading

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Reports of high duck populations show that ducks are celebrating a comeback from the 1980s – from 25 million ducks to 48.6 million in the United States and Canada.  The Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is credited with this … Continue reading

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