Senate Highlights EPA Enforcement of WOTUS

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Conservation, environment, EPA, Policy, Water

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has released a report highlighting examples of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally asserting jurisdiction over features that are traditionally exempt from the Clean Water Act. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is continuing their nationwide stay on enforcement of EPA’s “waters of the United States” final rule, but according to this … Read More

IAWA Moves Forward with Conservation Strategy

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Water

Water quality continues to be on the forefront for the state of Iowa and the initiative tasked with overcoming challenges and pioneering solutions in relation to agriculture – the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) – has now unveiled a conservation strategy. The announcement was made during the 2016 Farm Progress Show by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. As part of … Read More

NMPF Supports Investments to Improve Water & Air Quality

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, environment, National Milk, Water

The National Milk Producers Federation endorses new Senate legislation that would help dairy farmers increase their investment in technologies that can improve water and air quality and maximize the value of nutrients. Senate Bill 3248, introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) of the Senate Finance Committee, mirrors legislation introduced by the House of Representatives in June. … Read More

Hydration Tips from Sav-A-Chick ?

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Chicken, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Water

Adjusting birds’ water in the summer can help them continue to thrive as temperatures rise, and Sav-A-Chick products has some tips to help keep chickens hydrated and reduce heat stress this summer. “On average, a flock of seven adult birds should drink one gallon of water per day. Water is a great opportunity to provide additional nutrients,” says Julian (Skip) … Read More

Finger Millet Saves Water in Dairy Production

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Ag Research Service, Dairy, dairy farming, Nutrition, sustainability, usda, Water

As the sustained increase in dairy production throughout the Southern High Plains region of West Texas and New Mexico continues to stretch the area’s Ogallala Aquifer beyond capacity, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have looked to the efforts of Indian cattle farmers for an attempt to lower the area’s water usage. The potential solution involves replacing corn silage and … Read More

Interior Appropriations Bill Advances through Committee

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, environment, Government, Land, NCBA, PLC, Public Lands Council, Water

The Public Lands Council (PLC) and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) report that the House Committee on Appropriations favorably voted the FY 2017 Interior and Environment appropriations bill to the House of Representatives by a vote of 31-18. The bill addresses a number of priorities for the livestock industry, including language regarding the Greater Sage Grouse and full defunding of … Read More

Landowners Rights Upheld Challenging WOTUS

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Government, Land, NCBA, Policy, Water

The Supreme Court in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc., set a precedent that landowners may challenge the Corps’ jurisdictional determination specifying that a piece of property contains a “water of the United States.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed an amicus brief in support of Hawkes. NCBA President Tracy Brunner, said this is a … Read More

Thristy Land Debut Huge Success

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, dairy farming, Movie Review, Water

As a hush came over the theater and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad Weaver, focuses … Read More

Enter USPOULTRY 2016 Clean Water Awards

Jamie JohansenAg Group, award, Poultry, US Poultry, Water

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is accepting applications for the 2016 Clean Water Awards until June 30. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry or egg processing facilities. Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s 2016 Environmental Management Seminar to be held Sept. 22 – 23, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & … Read More