Water

Help for Michigan growers for soil testing, nutrient use at Lake Erie

A new program will provide reimbursements to Michigan farmers near the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) who improve soil testing and nutrient application. Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND), a partnership between the... more »

Lower San Joaquin River plan faces California Farm Bureau suit

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

Climate and drought workshop scheduled in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the USDA California Climate Hub, and the National Integrated Drought Information System is hosting the CA Rangeland Climate & Drought Workshops,... more »

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 »


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