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Trading Up for Water Quality

Water quality trading is a valuable concept for the electric and agricultural industries. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently secured $1.3 million in grants from the EPA and the USDA to launch a regional water quality trading program in the Ohio River Basin.
Photo courtesy of EPRI

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Trading Up for Water Quality

Water quality trading continues to gain interest among industry and agricultural producers as a viable market-based alternative to achieving water quality improvements.

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Ecocommerce: The Next-Generation Ecoservice Market

We define ecoservices as public goods generated by conservative land management: practices yielding fertile soil, clean water, wildlife habitat and carbon and nutrient sequestration.

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John Deere Advances Stewardship in Agriculture

A proven leader in the agricultural industry, John Deere is also taking the lead in agricultural sustainability by providing customers with technology and products that improve efficiency and productivity.

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Smarter Fertilizer Use Yields Environmental Benefits

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient needed by all plants for growth. Through the years, growers have found ways to replace nitrogen removed from soil, improve nutrient uptake and increase yields through ever-improving fertilizer management.

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Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till

In 2008, CTIC began a three-year project, “Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till,” to provide technical and social support to producers in Indiana and Ohio wanting to expand their use of cover crops and continuous no-till, two proven conservation practices.

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Thank You CTIC Medal Member

CTIC is proud to recognize The Mosaic Company, CTIC Gold Corporate Member. CTIC’s Medal Membership allows members to receive added value and recognition for their support of comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems.

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Research & Technology Briefs

U.S. Commerce Department establishes NOAA Climate Service. Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual. Farmers can take steps to reduce manure pathogens in runoff. New report outlines trade-offs of biofuel production.

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CTIC News

New 2010-2011 CTIC Board of Directors announced. Make plans to attend the CTIC Conservation In Action Tour 2010. New CTIC publication details environmental benefits of agricultural biotechnology.

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