wotus

2015 WOTUS Rule Officially Repealed

Dan Water

The 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule was officially repealed last week. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now take the next step in a definition clarification and revivision. AgNet Media’s Danielle Leal has the report.

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Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Research, Soil, Water

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS-September 17, 2019) — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS department of soil and water sciences, led the study that collected runoff from a common pasture grass to determine its nitrogen and phosphorus content. …

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Arguments in Water Battle Rescheduled

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

(NAfter Florida attorneys asked for a change, a federal judge has rescheduled arguments for Nov. 7 in a long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly, who was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as a special master in the case, originally …

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Industry Responds to EPA WOTUS Announcement

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-September 12, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking another step to fulfill President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Repealing the WOTUS rule is a major win for American agriculture. The extreme overreach from the past Administration had government taking …

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Agricultural Producers Urged to Learn About Irrigating Wisely at Free UF Event

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Research

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County will host a free event highlighting water-saving technologies available to agricultural producers and how this equipment has already aided growers in the area. Irrigating Wisely in Florida’s Agriculture, held at Brown’s Farm in Hawthorne, Florida, on Sept. 17, will share information on best management practices for utilizing water-saving technologies as well as …

heartland

Heartland Seat on SFWMD Board Draws 13 Applicants

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Publisher/Editor Katrina Elsken, of Lake Okeechobee News, gives us a rundown of each of the 13 applicants for the vacant seat for the at-large member for an area that includes Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties. The Heartland seat has been vacant since March on the South Florida Water Management District board. TALLAHASSEE — Thirteen people have submitted …

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Dan USDA-NRCS, Water

With Hurricane Dorian working its way up the Eastern Coast, and the fact we are nearing the peak of the 2019 Hurricane Season, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners should your area suffer damage from a natural disaster, their Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by not …

arguments

Arguments Moved Up in Florida-Georgia Water Fight

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

A federal judge has rescheduled arguments for Oct. 17 in a long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly, who was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as a special master in the case, issued an order last week rescheduling the arguments, …

ncba

NCBA on WOTUS Legal Victory

Dan Cattle, Environment, Water

Earlier this month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act. In other news concerning the Waters of the U.S., NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager discusses a significant legal victory. Yager says there are currently 27 states that have an injunction against the 2015 rule, but the other states still have the rule …