Water

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 joint applications involving funding for both agricultural water suppliers and agricultural operations. This... 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 drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia (UGA) agricultural climatologist... 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 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $4.6 million to Lawrence... 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 USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, partners have... 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 Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) has compiled a "High Capacity Well Fact Book" of... more »

EPA review hits Michigan’s delegated authority to enforce CWA

EPA recently released a final agency action on Michigan’s “delegated authority”—those provisions that grant the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) partial control over Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement in the state. And at first blush,... more »

Study compares drip, furrow irrigation in organic production

In light of the current drought, many tomato growers are turning to water-efficient drip irrigation to increase yields and water use efficiency while decreasing weed pressure. However, the long-term implications of this transition for nutrient... more »

Estimates released of irrigated cropland idled due to California drought

On August 15, a team from UC Davis, ERA Economics and the UC Agricultural Issues Center released an economic impact report related to the California drought of 2016. Several commentaries have indicated that land fallowing... more »


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