Water

EPA’s move on Waters of the US rule gets support

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on May 9 praised the EPA's  decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule. “EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to consult... more »

Switch to new irrigation system depends on future droughts

Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make economic sense if the benefits exceed the costs. Each farmer can estimate the cost of switching... more »

Trump signs executive order for review of WOTUS

President Trump signed an executive order on Feb. 28 for the review of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act. The executive order directs the the Environmental Protection Agency... more »

USDA invests $4.8M in university agricultural programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Capacity... more »

Growers advised to check irrigation systems now

Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative... more »

CDFA announces $6M joint ag water efficiency program

The California Department of Water Resources and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for joint applications involving funding for both agricultural water suppliers and agricultural operations. This... more »

Recent rainfall provides hope for Georgia farmers

Welcome rains during December 2016 and the first week of 2017 are providing hope for Georgia farmers looking for relief from a statewide severe drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia (UGA) agricultural climatologist... more »

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for agriculture technologies

As advanced as agriculture has become, there remains a pressing need for nondestructive ways to "see" into the soil. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $4.6 million to Lawrence... more »


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