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Program Aims To Help Flooded Upper Midwest Farmers

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

The funding is being made available through the Water Bank Program, which gives landowners annual payments over 10 years to protect wetlands and adjacent farmland. Full Story

Florida Lawmakers OK Plan For Everglades Restoration

posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute. Full Story

USDA To Spend $32 Million On Wetland Restoration

posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is to spend $32 million this year on wetland preservation and restoration projects in seven states along the Mississippi River. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday... Full Story

Wetlands Reserve Program Initiative Takes Aim at Red River Valley Flooding

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

FARGO, N.D — The U.S. Full Story

Feds, Farmers Create Habitats for Migrating Birds

posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM

MAMOU, La (AP) -- Water gurgling from a well is flooding Craig Gautreaux's rice and crawfish fields, turning the farm into a wetland for migratory birds whose usual Gulf of Mexico wintering grounds are threatened by the oil spill. Full Story

Everglades Deal In Jeopardy After Judge's Ruling

posted on April 1, 2010 at 3:04 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist's grand plan to revive the dying Florida Everglades by buying back the land is in jeopardy after a federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to resume construction on a multimillion-dollar... Full Story

Market to Market (June 26th, 2009)

posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Market to Market (June 26th, 2009)
Full Program: Market analyst Alan Brugler. Full Story

Walking Wetlands

posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Walking Wetlands
In Northern California and Southern Oregon a unique crop rotation program called the Walking Wetlands has farmers and environmentalists on common ground. Full Story

Sweet Deal for the Everglades

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Sweet Deal for the Everglades
Purchase of Land from U.S. Sugar Could be a Sweet Deal for the Everglades Full Story

Budget Forces Florida Everglades Deal to Shrink

posted on April 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) -- Gov Charlie Crist's celebrated $1.34 billion deal to buy 180,000 acres of U.S Sugar Corp land to help restore the Everglades is being scaled back by more than half because the state can't afford the original deal, the... Full Story

Everglades Land Deal May be Scaled Back

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — The tanking economy could force Florida to scale back its $1.34 billion deal to purchase land from U.S Sugar Corp to help restore the Everglades, a person close to the negotiations said Thursday. Full Story

USDA Taking Applications for Cattail Eradication

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Federal wildlife officials are taking applications from farmers who want the government to remove cattail-infested wetlands, the preferred habitat of sunflower-snacking blackbirds. Full Story

Florida Water Board approves New Everglades Deal

posted on November 14, 2008 at 8:11 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) -- The board of the South Florida Water Management District has approved changes to a deal to buy U.S Sugar Corps' land in the Everglades. Full Story

Everglades in Decline as Restoration Lags

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — A multibillion-dollar effort to restore Florida's Everglades has made little progress amid funding shortfalls, bureaucratic red tape and disagreements, according to a congressionally mandated report that warns the vast... Full Story

Cattails Targeted for Sunflower Farmers

posted on February 29, 2008 at 8:02 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — Federal wildlife officials will target entire parcels of cattail-choked wetlands in North Dakota this year to kill the preferred habitat of sunflower-scarfing blackbirds. Full Story
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