Improving the Bottom Line with FieldNET Irrigation Technology

Sabrina Halvorson Irrigation

If you’re looking to save time and money in the new year, look to your irrigation system. According to Director of Ag Technology Sales for Lindsay, Tanner Oliphant, advancements in the FieldNET irrigation system can save growers both. “If the pivot gets stuck in the middle of the night, they’re going to get a text message. Before, they may be …

Nominations Open for Animal Agriculture Water Quality Committee

Dan Beef, Bison, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Irrigation, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, USDA-EPA, Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register Notice on November 16 establishing the Animal Agriculture Water Quality Subcommittee. It’s under the umbrella of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. Nominations are open for members who want to serve on the subcommittee. The primary subcommittee goal will be to develop recommendations that will inform the Agency’s …

North Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Following Recent Drought

Dan Agri-Business, Drought, Economy, Funding, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Irrigation, Water, Weather

(GDAC/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 10, 2023) — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a natural disaster declaration for 11 Georgia counties following a sustained period of drought, adding to the four Northwest Georgia Counties already declared primary natural disaster areas last week. Impacted counties include Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield, which have sustained eight …

Alabama Irrigation Assistance Signup Runs through July 31

Dan Alabama, Environment, Irrigation, Soil, Water

A signup is underway in parts of Alabama for those interested in financial assistance for new irrigation systems. Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) Assistant Executive Director, Ashley Henderson, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman this signup will run until July 31st. To learn more about the Alabama Irrigation Initiative, click here.

Senate Passes Resolution Overturning Biden Administration’s WOTUS Rule

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Irrigation, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Regulation, Water, WOTUS Act

The U.S. Senate passed the Congressional Review Act joint resolution of disapproval that overturns the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule by a 53-43 vote. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.VA.), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, introduced the resolution in February. The administration introduced a new rule in December 2022 that repealed the Navigable …

NCBA Concerned with District Court Decision to Let Harmful WOTUS Rule Stand

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Environment, Irrigation, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Water, WOTUS Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) expressed strong disappointment this week in a decision by the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas to deny a nationwide preliminary injunction that would have halted the Biden administration’s harmful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from taking effect. “This latest WOTUS rule will place more burdens on family farms and ranches, …

Gregory as Director of the Office of Florida Agricultural Water Policy

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Irrigation, Legislative, Regulation, Water, Wetland, WOTUS Act

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Jan. 18, 2022) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced the appointment of West Gregory as the Director of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy. “I’m honored to appoint West Gregory to lead our Office of Agricultural Water Policy. West Gregory has the unique experience and skillset – having worked …


DeSantis Outlines Second-Term Environmental Plans

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Environment, Florida, Funding, Irrigation, Legislative, Water, Wetland

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Jan. 10, 2023) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans Tuesday to spend $3.5 billion in his second term on environmental projects such as restoring the Everglades and addressing water-quality problems. “This may be a bigger, more comprehensive executive order than we did four years ago. But I think that’s the right thing to do,” DeSantis, who was re-elected in …

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Ag Reacts to EPA, Army WOTUS Rule

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Irrigation, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA-EPA, Water, Wetland, WOTUS Act

NCBA Statement On New WOTUS Rule (NCBA/WASHINGTON/December 30, 2022) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “For too long, farmers and ranchers have dealt with the whiplash of shifting WOTUS definitions. Today, the Biden administration sought to finalize a WOTUS definition that will protect both …