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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USApple to review new produce safety rule

FDA has just posted a pre-publication version of the 801-page final produce food safety rule that will apply to growers: "Standards for the Growing, ... more »

Handheld meters, testers introduced by Dosatron

Dosatron International has introduced HM Digital handheld meters and testers to the Dilution Solutions product line. These handheld meters and test... more »

EPA proposes to revoke chlorpyrifos food residue tolerances

EPA is requesting comment on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos, in response to a court-ordered deadline. At... more »

Water quality key factor when establishing new vineyard

Vineyard weed control, irrigation strategies and nutrient management all are key elements in effective crop management. Water quality concerns should ... more »

‘Waters of the U.S.’ target of Michigan Farm Bureau suit

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

Court halts WOTUS in its tracks

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' "Wa... more »

Replenishing California groundwater may be done by flooding farm fields in rainy years

As farmers pump groundwater to keep their crops alive during the California drought, many of the state's aquifers are being drained rapidly. UC Agric... more »

Federal judge blocks EPA’s water rule

According to media reports, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s water rule hours before it was due to take effect. ... more »

Drought costs California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, acc... more »

Jon Clements: IFTA Study Tour 2015 recap

Along with approximately 140 other lucky IFTA members, I had the good fortune to attend the IFTA Study Tour to Washington July 15-17, 2015 which visit... more »


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