Water

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 fo... more

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

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Michigan Farm Bureau sues EPA over WOTUS

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) Oct. 26 joined the growing list of combatants targeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the implementat... more »

Compost increases water capacity of droughty soils

Compost is an earthy-smelling, humus-like material that is a product of the controlled aerobic decay of organic nitrogen (such as manure) and carbon (... more »

USDA offers flood assistance to Carolina farms

USDA reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent floods in North and South Carolina that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery eff... more »

Nelson Irrigation introduces new nozzles, sprinklers

Nelson Irrigation has introduced its 3030 Series Pivot Sprinkler line and the 3NV Nozzle. Built with the accuracy of the 3TN Nozzle, this multi-functi... more »

Government barred from enforcing WOTUS rule

According to Michigan Farm Bureau, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay Oct. 9 barring EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ ... more »

Ground truthing technology utilizes sensors to determine crop trends

Agriculture today has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th century farmers might barely recognize.Alex Thomasson, professor of biolo... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Y... more »

Top Concerns for Fresh-Cut Vegetables — VGNtv

United Fresh's Dan Vache touches on labor, water and food safety issues.... watch »

Reducing Water Use in Michigan — VGNtv

Erin Gerber, environmental engineer with Lakeshore Environmental in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Tre Montroy, senior maintenance supervisor at Peter... watch »

Drought forcing California to find water alternatives

From using reclaimed water to a computerized canal delivery system, water managers are being pushed by California's four-year drought to look at innov... more »


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