Irrigation

Irrigation districts challenge California officials who cut senior water rights

The suit in Fresno County Superior Court claims the state overreached in cutting off supplies to senior water rights holders, effectively closing the surface water faucet for some 4,500 farms in America's largest agricultural economy. more »

Block grants to assist California, Oregon producers in Klamath River Basin

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist those affected. The pilot is part of a broader suite of programs available to producers to help recover losses from drought. more »

Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board order disputed

The California Farm Bureau, seven county farm bureaus and five other ag organizations are petitioning Ag Order 4.0 – a program limiting nitrogen-fertilizer inputs and regulating runoff. more »
Close-up of ripening almond in almond tree branch

How almond yields respond to increased water applications

Even though nearly every crop has a positive yield response to more water, staying shy of and almond orchard's full crop ET yields better results – an important discovery in places with high water costs. more »

Water transfers for irrigation become hot California commodity

In the land that grows a wide range of commodities, water is its own commodity as the wheeling-and-dealing and negotiation of water transfers and land idling become integral in these drought years. more »

Efficient, profitable irrigation methods pinpointed in new report

Ceres Imagery has released a publicly available report quantifying the impact of irrigation issues. more »

Rio Grande salinity drives innovation, change in agriculture

The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those w... more »

Moleaer, IDC seek to mitigate climate impacts on California’s ag industry

A new tech that injects trillions of oxygen-rich nanobubbles into irrigation systems could be an answer for more efficient water use. more »

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