water

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 »

USDA, Department of Interior release statement on drought conditions

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Se... READ MORE »

New smart water use resource available for farmers

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) newly revised Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch discusses how producers are using innova... READ MORE »

Western ag groups urge new administration, congress to address water infrastructure

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts is urging President-elect Joe Biden and congressional ... READ MORE »

Mickelsen Farms takes lead in sharing farmers’ story with the masses

Mickelsen Farms was founded in 1988 by brothers Lynn and Dale Mickelsen and Lynn’s son, Mark, but the family’s potato-farming history in southeast... READ MORE »

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 »


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