USDA Announces Updated Conservation Practice Standards

Earlier this week, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, published a new list of updates to its National Conservation Practice Standards. The revisions include 58 standards that have been updated or revised since August. The 2018 Farm Bill required NRCS to review all 169 of its national conservation practices to seek opportunities to increase flexibility […]

CME Launches First Ever Water Futures

On September 17th, CME Group and Nasdaq announced plans to launch the first-ever water futures contract based on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index. Farmers and ranchers know the importance of keeping an eye on grain and livestock futures markets. And, water scarcity is one of the biggest challenges we face in the 21st century. […]

Little: Transportation Infrastructure Vital For Idaho Ag Moving Forward

The focus of all lawmakers, nationwide, since March has been on the coronavirus pandemic. But some are starting to look at life after COVID-19, and how to shuffle priorities moving forward. Idaho Governor Brad Little said the biggest issue he wants addressed is returning certainty to schools, ensuring students don’t have gaps in their learning. […]

Managing Irrigation Saves Money, Promotes Sustainability

Managing irrigation and helping growers apply water to their crops only when and where needed, not only promotes sustainability, but it also helps to cut down on operating cost. The PNW Ag Network’s Micheal Clements has more. Click Here for more information about FieldNET remote management, or contact your local Zimmatic dealer. If you have […]