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.
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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Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive "dead zones" that cannot support fish or other w... more »
University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institut... more »
The UF Water Institute has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture program to... more »
The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codif... more »
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 Farm Bureau (MFB) and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce are asking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Administrator, Scott Prui... more »
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 »
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on May 9 praised the EPA's decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision ... more »
Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make ... more »
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 »