Water

California offers water measurement, reporting courses April 4

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative... more »

Valley Irrigation, Prospera Technologies secure global deal

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment for agriculture and the parent company of Valley Irrigation, and Prospera Technologies Inc., a leading... more »

California Farm Bureau files suit in lower San Joaquin River case

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

California workshop focused on climate, drought

The University of California Cooperative Extension in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the USDA California Climate Hub, and the National Integrated Drought Information System is hosting the CA Rangeland Climate & Drought Workshops,... more »

Comment period for wetland compliance rule ends Feb.5

Farmers are reminded that updated guidelines for wetland determinations are posted and available for public input. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated... more »

USDA to conduct studies on irrigation practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two special studies as part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture to collect more detailed information on aquaculture and irrigation practices in... more »

Western growers watching El Niño

El Niño weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean may signal a drier-than-average spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey said via the USDA Radio Newsline that signs are... more »

EPA, Army propose new ‘Waters of the US’ definition

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) on Dec. 11 proposed "a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean... more »


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