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Agriculture -- Water

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View Resource Soil Quality Concepts

Basic description of soil quality with links to organic matter, soil biology, soil characteristics, assessment, and management.

http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/concepts.html
View Resource Soil Quality Publications

A collection of downloadable resources on soil quality, biology, conservation, and management

http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/publications/publications.html
View Resource Surface and Ground Water Quality

Water quality is a key environmental issue facing the agricultural sector and is also important for every agricultural use, from such activities as irrigation to livestock watering to safe household...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118763...
View Resource Water

The vast majority of the Earth's water resources are salt water, with only 2.5% being fresh water. Approximately 70% of the fresh water available on the planet is frozen in the icecaps of Antarctica...

http://www.climate.org/topics/water.html
View Resource Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices

The development and promotion of beneficial management practices (BMPs) remains one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) cornerstone commitments to producers and the Canadian agriculture...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118521...
View Resource Wetlands on Agricultural Lands: Section 404 and Swampbuster

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which requires individuals to obtain a permit before discharging dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including most wetlands, and (2) the...

http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/facts/fact19.html
View Resource Wetlands: A Component of an Integrated Farming Operation

We?ve come a long way from thinking of wetlands as the enemy. The growing understanding of the dramatic roles that wetlands play in safeguarding water quality and protecting working land is c...

http://www.conservationinformation.org/pdf/CTIC_wetlands.pdf
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