Water

Trump’s action to coordinate California water projects supported

The (Feb. 19) signing of a record of decision coordinating federal and state water projects offers a hopeful sign, according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson. Johansson, who attended the ceremony (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-signs-memorandum-diverting-more-water-to-california-farmers) in... more »

Water quality improvements for farmers aided by $56M investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $56 million this year to help agricultural producers improve water quality in more than 300 high-priority watersheds across the country. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is continuing two... more »

Valley, Cordoba Technologies debut auto pivot irrigation

Valley Irrigation has partnered with Cordoba Technologies Inc. (CTI), an innovator in automated, high-precision application systems for crop protection products. “This partnership is our latest step toward a fully autonomous pivot,” said Trevor Mecham, vice... more »

Columbia-Snake River litigation has 90,000-plus acres in balance

Ongoing litigation over management of the Columbia-Snake River stands to affect a wide swathe of fruitful land in the West – more than 90,000 acres, according to one trade group. At issue are dams on... more »

WOTUS replaced by Navigable Waters Protection Rule, EPA says

On Jan. 23, the EPA and the Department of the Army finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define "Waters of the United States" and thereby establish federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.... more »

Value of produce safety standards evident with outbreaks, FDA says

Fresh produce plays an important part of an overall healthy diet. While millions of servings of fresh produce are consumed safely every day, recent outbreaks of foodborne illness have once again placed produce safety in... more »

Programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

Sakata Farms honored as a ‘trailblazer’

Robert Sakata is a firm believer in growers stepping up to the microphone, but he hesitated this spring just before addressing a group of his peers in Colorado agriculture. Sakata Farms ­– a respected vegetable... more »


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