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USDA seeks public input on water quantity in the west

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input about water quantity in the west related to existing Natural Resources Conservation ... READ MORE »

Oil-coated sand may hold more moisture in soil

Growers often need to regulate soil temperature, reduce weeds and minimize water loss. Agricultural mulch can help farmers do so. But the plastic in ... READ MORE »

Columbia-Snake River litigation has more than 90,000 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,... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $56 million in agriculture water initiatives

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... READ MORE »

EPA moves to replace 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 the... READ MORE »

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Agriculture research projects announced by USDA in transfer report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights innovations from scientists and resear... READ MORE »

FSMA Produce Safety Rule water compliance dates announced

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the Fo... READ MORE »

Tips on keeping herbicides out of groundwater

As you begin to prepare your fields for this growing season, make the necessary steps to ensure herbicides stay out of surface and groundwater. The... READ MORE »

Senate bill in Washington state could lead to more surface water access

A new bill introduced in the Washington state legislature could help get surface water drylands. Senate Bill 5136 would create a water infrastructu... READ MORE »

Western Growers opens ag tech competition

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportuni... READ MORE »


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