Water

Columbia-Snake River litigation has 90,000-plus acres in balance

Ongoing litigation over management of the Columbia-Snake River stands to affect a wide swathe of fruitful land in the West – more than 90,000 acres, according to one trade group. At issue are dams on... more »

EPA replaces WOTUS with new Navigable Waters Protection Rule

On Jan. 23, the EPA and the Department of the Army finalized the Navigable Waters Protection rule to define "Waters of the United States" and thereby establish federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. For... more »

$1.3M will support protection of New York’s natural resources, help farmers

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 »

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 »

Valley receives patent for variable rate irrigation

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 data now available

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 »

Dramm, Ketos offer real-time groundwater quality monitoring 

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 »

Western Growers, Farm Bureau react to California water actions

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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