Water

Lower Michigan step above drought status

Lower Michigan has been receiving less rain and now parts of the state are close to being in drought status, reports MLive. A recent USDA drought status report shows parts of Michigan in “abnormally dry”... more »

Semios special offer to provide free soil moisture monitoring

Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information for precision farming, now offers two years of free soil moisture monitoring for their customers to optimize irrigation efficiencies, improving crop quality and yield, the company said. Semios has... more »

California delegation visiting climate-smart Israel

Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the... more »

Western Ohio Precision Ag Day registration now open

Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn more... more »

Farm Bureau hails Supreme Court ruling on water regulation

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled landowners can appeal when the Army Corps of Engineers determines that a body of water is subject to federal jurisdiction. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has issued the following statement in... more »

Irrigation technologies key for California farmers

Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on record, California farm output was a record $54 billion... more »

California governor issues order to continue water savings

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly... more »

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe, an issue that has received increased... more »

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