Water

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. • The produce safety rule landing page, in the right-hand column https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm •... 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 challenging the EPA’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule... 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 California Department of Food and Agriculture10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April... more »

What’s in your water? Time for spring water testing, lab says

National Groundwater Awareness Week is coming up the week of March 11-17, 2018. What better... more »

Spring rains a possible issue for Northeast growers

Spring plantings may be a problem for Northeast growers who have fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the journal Climatic Change. “Climate change can easily intensify agricultural susceptibility, but... more »

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).  This financial assistance program is available to support farmers to acquire new... 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 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This report by USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) shows... 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 the 2015 waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agencies are seeking input... more »


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