Water

California Farm Bureau calls for cooperation in Delta Water operations

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin... more »

Water measurement, reporting courses offered by California Extension April 14

California water-rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

Valley Irrigation Launches Valley 365 connected crop management

Valley Irrigation has launched a platform for growers to manage, control and share data analytics between connected devices on the farm. Valley 365, a cloud-based, single sign-on platform for connected crop management, brings together the best... more »

Areas in Georgia well above average with recent rainfall totals

Bright green grass across the fields, lawns and roadsides of northern and central Georgia is making those parts of the state look more like Ireland than a typical Georgia in February. Copious rain, coupled with... more »

California Farm Bureau backs Trump’s move on water projects

The (Feb. 19) signing of a record of decision coordinating federal and state water projects offers a hopeful sign, according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson. Johansson, who attended the ceremony (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-signs-memorandum-diverting-more-water-to-california-farmers) in... more »

USDA to invest $56M in 2020 to help farmers improve water quality

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $56 million this year to help agricultural producers improve water quality in more than 300 high-priority watersheds across the country. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is continuing two... more »

Columbia-Snake River litigation has 90,000-plus acres in balance

Ongoing litigation over management of the Columbia-Snake River stands to affect a wide swathe of fruitful land in the West – more than 90,000 acres, according to one trade group. At issue are dams on... more »

EPA replaces WOTUS with new Navigable Waters Protection Rule

On Jan. 23, the EPA and the Department of the Army finalized the Navigable Waters Protection rule to define "Waters of the United States" and thereby establish federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. For... more »

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FGN February 2021

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