Water

USDA seeks public input on updated wetland guidance

Farmers are reminded that updated guidelines for wetland determinations are posted and available for public input. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated... more »

Water testing lab search aided by MSU resource

While most of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is either in effect or coming into effect in the next year, when it comes to agricultural water, growers have a little more time get into their... more »

Studies on irrigation to be conducted by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two special studies as part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture to collect more detailed information on aquaculture and irrigation practices in... more »

El Niño may signal dry weather for Pacific Northwest

A drier-than-average winter season may be in store for the Pacific Northwest, based on El Niño weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey said via the USDA Radio Newsline that signs... more »

Revised ‘Waters of the US’ proposed by EPA, Army

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) on Dec. 11 proposed "a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean... more »

Outdoor labs indicate impact of future climate change

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? After all, seeds that actually grow in the... more »

Climate-smart ag in California advanced by CDFA, UC ANR

California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources vice president Glenda Humiston will sign a memorandum of understanding at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Stanford Mansion, 800 N Street... more »

WOTUS rule delay action subject of Farm Bureau request

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and a broad coalition of business groups on Sept. 26 asked a federal district court in Georgia to expand its prior order delaying implementation of the flawed 2015 Waters... more »


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