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 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 »

University of Florida project works toward ag water security

The UF Water Institute has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture program totaling $5 million over five years to protect the Floridan aquifer. The Water... more »

EPA, Army move to rescind 2015 ‘Waters of the US’

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of... more »

FDA to extend compliance dates for ag water rule

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is exploring ways to simplify the agricultural water standards established by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) produce safety rule (PSR) after receiving... more »

Michigan wetlands program review requested

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce are asking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Administrator, Scott Pruitt, that the agency conduct a second review of the state’s Clean Water Act permitting... more »

Website puts focus on ‘Waters of the US’ rule

EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 “Clean Water Rule.” The... more »


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