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Oscar Thompson coils 4 inch drain tile onto a reel at the ADS plant in Buxton Friday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Regulations, knowledge of drain tiles catching up with popularity

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BUXTON, N.D. — Thousands of miles of plastic pipe are being buried under farm fields every year in the Red River Valley, as farmers invest in technology to drain fields to get a faster start on planting season and, they hope, to increase yields.


It’s a trend that’s been exploding for nearly a decade. So, how much of the valley is tiled?

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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