Water

Career Tech agriscience students monitor water use at potato farm

With the Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan is a water wonderland. But the state — like... more »

Drain tiles manage excess water in fields

There are few tools that farmers can use to expand marketing windows, to get a slight jump-start on supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to restaurant... more »

Drought declaration lifted for Eastern Washington

Unanticipated cool, wet weather in May and June prompted the Washington Department of Ecology to cancel the drought declaration for Central and Easter... more »

Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group releases summary report, marking one year since interagency coordination

The Biden-Harris Administration released June 1 the Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) Summary Report outlining the actions taken ... more »

USDA-NRCS releases May Idaho water report

USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) released the Water Supply Outlook Report for May. Even with April rains and an addition to s... more »

FDA seeks comments on produce safety water rule revision

With the release of the proposed produce safety water rule (Subpart E) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food & Drug Admini... more »

Western Growers reacts to infrastructure bill passage in House

In response to the Nov. 5 passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & ... more »

Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... more »

EPA’s administrator signals timeline for new WOTUS rule

At a recent National Association of State Departments of Agriculture meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan ann... more »

Drought compounded by natural disasters for Oregon growers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern O... more »


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