Water

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more

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EPA, Army move to rescind 2015 ‘Waters of the US’

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Ru... more »

FDA to extend compliance dates for ag water rule

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is exploring ways to simplify the agricultural water standards established ... more »

Michigan wetlands program review requested

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce are asking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Administrator, Scott Prui... more »

Website puts focus on ‘Waters of the US’ rule

EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of ... more »

EPA’s move on Waters of the US rule gets support

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on May 9 praised the EPA's  decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision ... more »

Switch to new irrigation system depends on future droughts

Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make ... more »

Trump signs executive order for review of WOTUS

President Trump signed an executive order on Feb. 28 for the review of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act. The exe... more »

USDA invests $4.8M in university agricultural programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agri... more »

Growers advised to check irrigation systems now

Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are n... more »

CDFA announces $6M joint ag water efficiency program

The California Department of Water Resources and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for joi... more »


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