Water

Input pours into EPA for future WOTUS rulemaking

The EPA has started the process to rescind its 2015 rule regarding federal waters, and continues to gather input for whatever comes next. The 2015 rule, defining what constitutes Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) under... more »

Vermont has grant for Capital Equipment Assistance Program

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce $1 million in funding for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP).  This financial assistance program is available to support farmers to acquire new... more »

Farm conservation practices touted in Western Lake Erie Basin

Voluntary conservation practices adopted by farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin are having positive impacts downstream, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This report by USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) shows... more »

Comment period still open for WOTUS rule action

The California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) has issued a reminder that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers published a proposed rule to withdraw the 2015 waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agencies are seeking input... more »

New Jersey offers grants for soil, water conservation

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher said Sept. 20 that $500,000 is available in cost-sharing grants to farmers and landowners to help them implement soil and water conservation projects on preserved farms. “Conserving soil... more »

FDA seeks input on water regulations, delays parts of FSMA rollout

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking for more... more »

New system could remove two water pollutants from ag fields

Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive "dead zones" that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural... more »

With $3 million grant, researchers look for sites to grow produce

University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences cite changes in our... more »


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