Water

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 »

Lindsay, Farmers Edge partner to link 2M irrigated acres by the end of 2021

Lindsay Corp. (NYSE: LNN), a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Farmers Edge, a global leader in digital agriculture, announced a plan to connect and digitize two million irrigated... more »

Reinke boosts irrigation efficiency with the electronic swing arm corner

Reinke Manufacturing, a company in the irrigation systems and technology business, has introduced the ESAC, Reinke’s electronic swing arm corner technology to growers in the U.S. and Canada. Used in tandem with swing arms manufactured... more »

Variable rate irrigation patent earned by Valley

Valley Irrigation recently received a patent for a new way for growers to implement Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI). Patent No. 10,440,905, a “System and Method for Irrigation Management using VRI Ray Casting Algorithms within Irrigation Machine Workflows,” covers the use... more »

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results released by NASS

There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the... more »

Real-time groundwater quality monitoring offered by Ketos, Dramm

Water intelligence company Ketos Inc. and agriculture firm Dramm Corp. have created a partnership to empower growers across the United States and Canada. Understanding the correlation between water quality and food safety, Dramm will use Ketos water... more »

California water projects plan draws responses

In response to the federal government's new plan that will guide the coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project in California, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following... more »


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