Water

Produce Safety Alliance aims to demystify agriculture water rules

In an effort to ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance is helping to explain complex federal food safety rules and develop new ways to assess agricultural water use. “Water... more »

Organizations urge Congress to address Western water infrastructure

Over 100 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the Western U.S. urged Congress today to use any infrastructure package under consideration to help address severe hydrological conditions in the West.  “As a nation we... more »

FDA publishes final rule extending compliance dates for ag water

USDA issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Larger farms are now required to comply... more »

Water accounting system production forecasting win Colorado tech award

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge's top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the... more »

Chemigation permit deadline approaching in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds those using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is March 31, 2019.  This program... more »

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 »


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