water

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In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re...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

Snowpack has Idaho, Washington potato growers with enough irrigation water, for now

Drought conditions currently hamper some of the most productive agriculture land in the U.S., including California and northward into the Pacific Nort... READ MORE »

Idaho Farm Bureau: No way on Snake River dam removal plan

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest farm organization, is strongly opposed to a proposal that would result in the removal of four lowe... READ MORE »

USDA offering $42 million in drought-related incentives for growers

In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agr... READ MORE »

Western farmers to Senate: Water infrastructure need is ‘critical’

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers,... READ MORE »

American Farm Bureau president to visit Idaho to learn about dams

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall will join other national farm industry leaders June 15-16 at the Port of Lewiston for an inform... READ MORE »

Washington budget includes $22 million for Columbia Basin irrigation projects

The State of Washington's $6 billion capital budget included several irrigation projects supporting the Columbia Basin Project. Funded projects inc... READ MORE »

USDA offering drought-focused incentives for Klamath Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environme... READ MORE »

Wisconsin growers hope for say in Central Sands water management

In reaction to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) recently released Central Sands Lakes Study, Tamas Houlihan, executive director of... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin irrigators expect little water this year, USDA issues funds

With a water allocation announcement expected this week from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Basin irrigators say they expect to receive littl... READ MORE »


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