Water

Helping a Massachusetts apple farm be red and green

A towering, craggy old McIntosh tree in the center of the orchard at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts, has weathered 113 winters, borne many tons of crisp, tart apples, and fed generations of customers.... more »

$4.97 million set for research viewing snowpack, water allocation

Mountain snowpack is a primary source of water for the arid western United States. This region, which includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, receives precipitation in mountains far from agricultural fields,... more »

Water grants awarded by NIFA to address critical problems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded seven grants for research that will provide solutions to critical water problems across the United States. These awards were made through... more »

California water up for discussion Sept. 4

State and local officials will address the California State Board of Food and Agriculture on issues related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Bay Delta Plan and other water initiatives. The meeting will be... more »

Waters of US rule reinstated in 26 states

Manufacturers, farmers and other industry groups plan to appeal a federal court decision that reinstated in 26 states an Obama-era rule that defined which waterways are covered by Clean Water Act regulations. Bloomberg news service... more »

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 »


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