Water

Subsidence seen in California water year 2021; slower than previous droughts

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released new satellite-based data that show subsidence – or the sinking of the land surface due to excessive groundwater pumping – continues in the state. DWR has intensified statewide subsidence... more »

Economic impact of irrigation equipment, services industry pegged

A new study measured the economic impact of the irrigation industry in the United States in 2020 and found that it has been growing by 2% per year since 2010. It also found the industry... more »

MDARD, NASDA webinar set on proposed changes to ag water rule

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will host a North Central Region webinar to discuss the recently released U.S. Food and Drug... more »

World Ag Expo Top-10 New Product award goes to Rain Bird

Rain Bird, an agricultural irrigation solutions company, has received a World Ag Expo Top-10 New Product award and will be hosting a seminar on efficient water use during the 2022 event. In its interactive booth... more »

Improved nitrogen fertilization, irrigation practices sought in California

The California Department of Food And Agriculture (CDFA) has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices.... more »

California State Water Project allocation increased to 15%

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the Department announced... more »

Clarity in revisions to US water rules sought by ag interests

Farmers and ranchers are advocating for a federal "waters of the United States" rule under the Clean Water Act that is clear and concise and maintains exemptions for normal agricultural activities. Upon review of the... more »

‘Great start to the water year’ reported in California

After two consecutive years of drought, the state Department of Water Resources conducted the season's first manual survey of the snowpack Dec. 30 and found a promising result – deep snow totaling 160% of average... more »

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