Iowa CCI: Governor Culver’s office publicly opposes “Manure in Water” bill — HF 2324

Iowa CCI: Governor Culver's office publicly opposes "Manure in Water" bill -- HF 2324 By IowaPolitics.com, Natalie Snyders, 515-282-0484, natalie@iowacci.org Kristin Schaaf, 515-255-0800, kristin@iowacci.org 2/23/2010MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010, DES MOINES, IOWA -- Governor Culver's chief of staff and top political advisor Jim Larew told more than 100 members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa [...]

2010-02-25T08:39:00+00:00February 25th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Iowa CCI: Governor Culver’s office publicly opposes “Manure in Water” bill — HF 2324

Nasty, nurturing nitrogen

Nasty, nurturing nitrogen By Holly MoellerFebruary 23, 2010MIT The Tech When Captain N.C. Middlebrooks claimed the Brook Islands for the United States in 1859, he had no idea they would later be known as Midway Atoll, site of a World War II turning point more than eighty years later. The island cluster was coveted for [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:14+00:00February 24th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Nasty, nurturing nitrogen

Series Intro Where does our food come from?

Series Intro Where does our food come from?These days, most people might think corn, the ubiquitous grain that provides the bulk of feed for our livestock; most of the sweetener for our soft drinks and snacks; and a large amount of our cooking fat. But where does the corn—and other staple crops—come from? The answer [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:14+00:00February 24th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Series Intro Where does our food come from?

Guest column: Don’t rush redesign of farmland drainage

Guest column: Don't rush redesign of farmland drainage By DES MOINS REGISTERFebruary 17, 2010MICHAEL BURKART is a hydrologist in Ames. Contact: burkartj15@ hotmail.com. • WILLIAM STOWE is D.M. public works director. Contact: wgstowe@dmgov.org. Last November, the Iowa Water Resources Coordinating Council (WRCC) submitted flood plain management policy recommendations to Gov. Chet Culver and state legislators. The [...]

2010-02-24T08:29:00+00:00February 24th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Guest column: Don’t rush redesign of farmland drainage

Follow the countys lead

Follow the countys lead By EditorialTuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, TAMPA BAY newspaperPinellas County commissioners passed an ordinance Jan. 19 that will help protect the county’s waterways.    The ordinance includes a ban on the sale and application of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers from June 1 to Sept. 30. It also regulates landscape and maintenance practices.  [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:14+00:00February 18th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Follow the countys lead

Our Voice: Stop studying Great Lakes woes and use grants to start addressing problems

Our Voice: Stop studying Great Lakes woes and use grants to start addressing problems By Bay City Times staff February 07, 2010, 5:58AMThough the deadline for submissions has passed, we offer this idea: The EPA should require that money any group receives be spent directly on action. We’re not saying that environmental studies and data [...]

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Fight seen over ban on winter spreading of manure

Fight seen over ban on winter spreading of manure By PERRY BEEMAN pbeeman@dmreg.com February 14, 2010 , DES MOINES REGISTER Another showdown looms over Iowa's regulations governing farmers' ability to spread manure on frozen or snow-covered fields.    Livestock interests are pushing legislation that would effectively lift the winter ban on applying manure, said Wayne [...]

2010-02-18T14:26:00+00:00February 18th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Fight seen over ban on winter spreading of manure

Environmental group pushes back against HGS

Environmental group pushes back against HGS By Walter Pierce Thursday, 11 February 2010, The Independent Weekly, http://www.theind.com The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has submitted a letter to the state Department of Environmental Quality opposing Henry Gas Storage’s proposal to discharge salt brine into Louisiana territorial waters off the coast of Marsh Island. Wilma Subra, technical [...]

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Don’t back down: Protect our water

Don't back down: Protect our water By THE REGISTER'S EDITORIAL , Des Moines Register FEBRUARY 11, 2010 This state long took it for granted that farm-field runoff would pollute our waterways. Then the 2009 Legislature passed a bill that prohibits spreading manure on snow-covered or frozen ground. It has flaws, but acknowledges the need for [...]

2010-02-18T13:57:00+00:00February 18th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Don’t back down: Protect our water

State ag chief holds Q&A

State ag chief holds Q&A By WHITNEY PANDIL-EATON Staff Writer wpandileaton@minotdailynews.com January 31, 2010 It was a Q&A of sorts at the North Dakota State Fair Center as Agricultural Commissioner Doug Goehring took questions from a small group on Friday, the final day of the ag expo. Topics ranged from the current habitat project of [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:14+00:00February 8th, 2010|News|Comments Off on State ag chief holds Q&A