Water

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty crop sector as the new administration takes over.

Measures treat municipal water used in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more

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Irrigation Association’s Tree Drip Calculator receives an AE50 award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the Tree Drip Calculator (TDC) as a winner of one of its 2017 AE50... more »

California awarded nearly $22M in conservation partnership funding

The USDA has  announced that 88 high-impact projects across the U.S. will receive nearly a quarter billion dollars in federal funding as part of the ... more »

Michigan meetings to provide irrigation update

Six Michigan agribusinesses will assist Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in an educational effort by serving as host for a series of irrigati... more »

EPA review curbs Michigan exemptions on CWA enforcement

EPA released a final agency action on Michigan’s “delegated authority”—those provisions that grant the state’s Department of Environm... more »

New brief asks court to throw out WOTUS rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with dozens of agricultural, business, and municipal entities, asked a federal court Nov. 1 to vacate EPA... more »

UC Davis releases estimates of irrigated cropland idled due to drought

On August 15, a team from UC Davis, ERA Economics and the UC Agricultural Issues Center released an economic impact report related to the California d... more »

WGA’s AgTech Innovation Arena competition now open

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportunity... more »

FDA extends compliance dates, issues guidance for FSMA

FDA has extended some of the compliance deadlines for parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has issued draft guidance for a key portio... more »

Recommendations for water sampling under FSMA

This document is meant to provide simple, easy to follow recommendations for water quality sampling under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule for Agricultura... more »

Sprinkler demos to highlight irrigation at Empire Farm Days

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and cro... more »


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