Water

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 »

Soil, water conservation grants offered in New Jersey

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher said Sept. 20 that $500,000 is available in cost-sharing grants to farmers and landowners to help them implement soil and water conservation projects on preserved farms. “Conserving soil... more »

Don’t neglect late-season irrigation of blueberries

It is natural to slow down and relax after blueberry harvest. However, blueberry bushes are producing the flower buds for next year right now. Many shoots have one or two flower buds visible at the... more »

FDA delays parts of FSMA rollout, seeks input on water regulations

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking for more... more »


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