Water

TSC receives climate projects funding

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced grant funding for two USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects. The $135 million total funding is designed to reach underserved farmer populations and support climate-smart agriculture. TSC will receive a... more »

Climate threats to farming seen by California governor’s office

California is preparing for a drier future. Climate impacts affecting the state, such as drought, a shrinking snowpack, higher temperatures and wildfires, were central to a discussion last week by California Department of Food and... more »

Tree fruit big part of new CPS research projects

The Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) newest research projects are designed to provide the fresh produce industry answers to its most pressing food safety questions. Valued at $3.9 million, the 14 projects are designed to answer... more »

Data a key factor in addressing the West’s water shortage

Like many other researchers, University of California-Merced environmental engineering professors Erin Hestir and Joshua Viers are trying to quantify water use in California’s Central Valley. The difference is, they are doing it from the sky. Through NASA's applied sciences program, their... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

Growing peaches for more than six decades, Jenschke Orchards is a U-pick fruit operation in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area known for sweet-tasting peaches.  Barrett and Lindsey Jenschke... more »

More remote irrigation pump capabilities added by CODA Farm Technologies

Agricultural irrigation company CODA Farm Technologies has implemented additional remote monitoring and control for any irrigation pump through its FarmHQ system, allowing farmers and their crews to watch and control their pumps from anywhere via... more »

BioConsortia showcases innovative products for investors

BioConsortia’s innovative microbial products and technical capabilities were on full display recently at its Davis, California, headquarters in an investor-focused Technology Showcase event. At the Aug. 30 event, BioConsortia demonstrated rapid advancements in microbial product... more »

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