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Agriculture Education Blog

An Important Legislative Update for South Dakota Farmers & Contractors

February 15th, 2013

On Wednesday, February 13, a South Dakota Senate committee kllled Bill 179 by a 6-1 vote. The bill would have raised the cost and increased the restrictions on South Dakota drainage permits.Several stakeholders had the opportunity to address the committee […]

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Subsurface Drainage Instead of CRP?

September 21st, 2012

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco In the 1985 Farm Bill, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) implemented the modern day Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a national effort to ensure water quality and protect habitats for native […]

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Two Reasons to Use Controlled Drainage Technology

September 12th, 2012

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco Controlled drainage technology has been used in agricultural tiling systems for some time, yet is still widely misunderstood. Controlled drainage generally refers to using water level control structures as a part of […]

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Withstanding a Lack of Moisture Requires Deep Roots

July 31st, 2012

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco It has been quite a year so far! At the beginning of 2012 there was promise of a huge corn crop, with American farmers planting over 96 million acres and expecting to […]

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Standing up for Iowa’s Tile Drainage System

March 27th, 2012

The following editorial appeared in the Iowa Farm Bureau “Spokesman” last year. It was written by Dirck Steimel and was re-posted with his permission. Along with many of Iowa’s Farm Bureau county presidents, I recently got a firsthand look at […]

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What a difference a year makes!

March 14th, 2012

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco It is early March in Central Minnesota, and just a year ago we still had several feet of snow on the ground. Today, much of our snow is gone and we are […]

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Narrow Slot vs. Sock in the Red River Valley

January 19th, 2012

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco As you probably know, agriculture drainage in the Red River Valley has an extra challenge as compared to the rest of the Midwest. Soil conditions can vary widely throughout the area, even […]

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The Demands Driving Prinsco’s Midwest Expansion

December 7th, 2011

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco As 2011 quickly comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the last 12 months. What a crazy year it has been with earthquakes, tornados, winters that will not end, droughts […]

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Prinsco Supports Study to Reduce Nitrates in Streams and Rivers

October 18th, 2011

By Jamie Duininck, Vice President of Sales, Prinsco Prinsco is proud to be a founding member of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC), a public/private partnership with a goal of improving America’s water quality, wildlife habitats and agronomics. Recently, the […]

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