Water

Moves might relieve burden under WOTUS and Clean Water Act

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and a proposed piece of the new Farm Bill may help remove regulatory burdens against farmers. The U.S. Supreme... more »

NPC supports simplification of pesticide permit requirements

The National Potato Council has joined over 150 agricultural organizations in urging the Senate to pass the "Sensible Environmental Protection Act of... more »

Irrigators urge “god squad” to protect Columbia-Snake River system

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) recently ran an open letter ad in Washington, D.C. and Pacific Northwest news media urging the... more »

Agencies propose changing effective date of 2015 ‘Waters of the United States’ ruling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army) are proposing to amend the effective date of the 2015 rule defining ... more »

2017 PotatoEurope show to present practical knowledge

The theme of the 2017 edition of PotatoEurope is “Potatoes feed/meet the world.” The event will be Sept. 13-14 in Emeloord, The Netherlands. Po... more »

USDA funds $4.6 million for nanotechnology research work

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricult... more »

WSU researchers take another look at effects of water loss

Researchers from Washington State University have taken a second look at what has happen to potato farms in the water-challenged Odessa aquifer region... more »

Research evaluates how ‘vadose zone’ affects runoff water

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an... more »

Magnation Water Treatment Helps Increase Yields

Bryan Searle, a grower from Shelley, Idaho, talks about the Magnation water treatment system installed inside a mainline on his farm.... watch »

Idaho’s water supply outlook shows plenty of water

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released the fourth water supply outlook report for the 2016 water year. Precipitation since the wat... more »


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