Water

Local solutions central to CAFB Water Forum

Facing a third year of drought, leadership from county Farm Bureaus, spanning all regions of California, gathered in Sacramento last week to engage with state water officials about all things water. A changing climate, shrinking... more »

New irrigation technologies’ showcase set for Georgia program

Industry professionals, homeowners and researchers will soon be able to get a firsthand look at new irrigation technologies in action at a demonstration irrigation site being constructed on the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus. On March... more »

Water measurement, reporting courses offered by UCCE

California water-rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

Farmers feel the pain of groundwater rules in Madera County, California

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is not a new topic, but it is new territory for some. In Madera County, California, the harsh consequences of this new California regulation have been reality for the last... more »

Watershed infrastructure projects get $420M from USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was joined April 21 by White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu and Congressman Sanford Bishop of Georgia to announce the USDA will invest $420 million in 132 infrastructure projects in 31... more »

Extension of curtailment of water rights in the Russian River watershed eyed

Due to ongoing drought and a limited water supply, farmers and ranchers in Mendocino and Sonoma counties, California, are awaiting adoption of an amended emergency order that would extend last year's curtailment of water rights... more »

Farmers facing water cuts in California’s Klamath Basin

Food production along the California-Oregon border will likely be significantly curtailed after the federal government announced April 11 that it intends to allocate 50,000 acre-feet of water to Klamath Basin irrigators in California this year.... more »

Study: small wetlands can produce big impacts

Wetlands built next to farms can dramatically reduce excess nutrients reaching vital waterways, according to a study. Crops need nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to grow and thrive. However, excess nutrients from farms can wash... more »

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