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

Valley Irrigation promotes Bob Campbell to global role

Valley Irrigation has promoted Bob Campbell to vice president & group controller. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the Global Irri... more »

American Farm Bureau asks federal court to halt WOTUS rule nationwide

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and a broad coalition of business groups on Sept. 26 asked a federal district court in Georgia to expand it... more »

Helping a Massachusetts apple farm be red and green

A towering, craggy old McIntosh tree in the center of the orchard at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts, has weathered 113 winters, borne ma... more »

$4.97 million set for research viewing snowpack, water allocation

Mountain snowpack is a primary source of water for the arid western United States. This region, which includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, N... more »

Water grants awarded by NIFA to address critical problems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded seven grants for research that will provide... more »

California water up for discussion Sept. 4

State and local officials will address the California State Board of Food and Agriculture on issues related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management ... more »

Waters of US rule reinstated in 26 states

Manufacturers, farmers and other industry groups plan to appeal a federal court decision that reinstated in 26 states an Obama-era rule that defined w... more »

Agriculture water testing methods updated by FDA

FDA has just updated the list of equivalent agricultural water testing methods. The new factsheet is attached, and also available online here. • Th... more »

Agriculture groups take action in WOTUS case

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, has filed a brief in support of 13 states chal... more »

Officials to give updates on California water conditions

Federal and state officials will give updates on current California water conditions and the outlook for this summer at an upcoming meeting of the Cal... more »


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