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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Capital Equipment Assistant program boosted in Vermont

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce $1 million in funding for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). ... more »

Conservation practices pay off in Western Lake Erie Basin

Voluntary conservation practices adopted by farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin are having positive impacts downstream, according to a new report f... more »

WOTUS rule changes still eligible for comments

The California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) has issued a reminder that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers published a proposed rule to withdraw ... more »

Soil, water conservation grants offered in New Jersey

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher said Sept. 20 that $500,000 is available in cost-sharing grants to farmers and landowners to help t... more »

Don’t neglect late-season irrigation of blueberries

It is natural to slow down and relax after blueberry harvest. However, blueberry bushes are producing the flower buds for next year right now. Many sh... more »

FDA delays parts of FSMA rollout, seeks input on water regulations

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 ... more »

New system could remove two water pollutants in 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 w... more »

Researchers hope to help find 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 Institut... more »

Ag water security targeted in University of Florida project

The UF Water Institute has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture program to... more »

Agencies move to rescind ‘Waters of the US’ rule

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... more »


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