Water

FDA seeks input on water regulations, delays parts of FSMA rollout

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking fo... more

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.

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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 »

Recent rainfall provides hope for Georgia farmers

Welcome rains during December 2016 and the first week of 2017 are providing hope for Georgia farmers looking for relief from a statewide severe drough... more »

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for agriculture technologies

As advanced as agriculture has become, there remains a pressing need for nondestructive ways to "see" into the soil. The U.S. Department of Energy’s... more »

California to receive nearly $22M in conservation partnership funding

The USDA has  announced that 88 high-impact projects across the U.S. will receive nearly a quarter billion dollars in federal funding as part of the ... more »

WPVGA publishes water fact book

Over the next few months growers will be presenting factual, scientific information to local governmental bodies throughout central Wisconsin. The ... more »


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