Water

New guide: Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education's (SARE) newly revised Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch discusses how producers are using innovative methods to improve water-use management. Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch is... more »

Pennsylvania farmers face deadline for $13M in tax credits for water, sustainability

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminds farmers to apply by March 1 for $13 million in tax credits for measures to improve soil and water quality. Tax credits are... more »

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

Researchers seek insight into cyclospora risk in Southeastern water sources

A handful of Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks tied to U.S.-grown produce since 2018 have prompted several researchers to begin looking at possible domestic sources of the pathogen and potential industry risks. Among those is Mia Mattioli –... more »

Virginia farm conservation practices survey to highlight farmer efforts

Farm operators in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed region now have the opportunity to highlight contributions to conserve soil and improve water quality. During the development of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), farmers noted... more »

Budgeting for agricultural sustainability, resiliency in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget includes funds for agricultural programs designed to build climate resilience and support farmers’ financial resilience and water security. Public Policy Institute (PPIC) of California's Lori Pottinger talked to Karen Ross,... more »

California General Waste Discharge Requirements for Wineries approved

On January 20, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Resolution for the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Waste Discharge Requirements for Winery Process Water and associated General Order.... more »

Aging Western water infrastructure addressed in ag coalition letters

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership Jan. 13 to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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