water conservation

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Throughout the month of July, Smart Irrigation Month is being celebrated in Georgia. The month serves as the showcase to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of and farmers’ commitment to the adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, and leading-edge products and services in agriculture, landscape, and turf irrigation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia encourages producers to learn …

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Water Woes Become a Political Wildcard

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

Throughout the summer, politicians heard from Floridians angered by the latest bouts of toxic blue-green algae in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, along with a festering red-tide outbreak on the Gulf Coast. Protesters focused on the state’s handling of rising sea levels, a limited acknowledgement of climate change and past actions by Gov. Rick Scott such as reducing funding …

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Critical Agricultural Water Resources Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 14 grants totaling more than $9 million to help solve critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. The grants are funded through the Water for Agriculture Challenge Area of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm …