Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019 to complete the required irrigation questionnaire, which is due January 31, 2020. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs, And while the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any tax credits, …

USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 24 States

Dan Industry News Release, Water

Investments will Benefit 133,000 Residents in Rural Communities WASHINGTON, (USDA) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced that USDA is investing $135 million in 49 projects to improve rural water infrastructure in 24 states (PDF, 170 KB). “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA continues to partner with rural communities to …


Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Water

Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture. Water resources have been critical to farmers since the advent of agriculture. Proper and timely irrigation is one of the first requirements of a sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) system. Mismanaged water in a vegetable garden or farm can lead to sick plants that makes them more vulnerable …


Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install irrigation equipment on the farm. Dr. Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension economist, said irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production. Center pivot irrigation investment and operating …

Georgia Water Management Workshops

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who wish to attend and learn.  The …