Water

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office as the next president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the industry. Fruit Growers... more »

Recent rainfall provides hope for Georgia farmers

Welcome rains during December 2016 and the first week of 2017 are providing hope for Georgia farmers looking for relief from a statewide severe drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia (UGA) agricultural climatologist... more »

Irrigation Association’s Tree Drip Calculator receives an AE50 award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the Tree Drip Calculator (TDC) as a winner of one of its 2017 AE50 awards. The product was created by the Irrigation Association’s Technical... more »

California awarded nearly $22M in conservation partnership funding

The USDA has  announced that 88 high-impact projects across the U.S. will receive nearly a quarter billion dollars in federal funding as part of the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, partners have... more »

Michigan meetings to provide irrigation update

Six Michigan agribusinesses will assist Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in an educational effort by serving as host for a series of irrigation update session scattered across Michigan. Irrigated crop management topics to be presented... more »

EPA review curbs Michigan exemptions on CWA enforcement

EPA released a final agency action on Michigan’s “delegated authority”—those provisions that grant the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) partial control over Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement in the state. And at first blush, it’s... more »

New brief asks court to throw out WOTUS rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with dozens of agricultural, business, and municipal entities, asked a federal court Nov. 1 to vacate EPA’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of the United States”... more »

MSU’s research stations get irrigation capability

In areas of the eastern U.S. with adequate rainfall, traditional wisdom says irrigation isn’t worthwhile, but that is changing. With the need to reduce risk and optimize root growth in high-density plantings, more fruit growers... more »


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