Yara North America Launches Irrigation Solution for CA Farmers

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Yara North America today launched Farm Water Advisor, an irrigation solution now offered free of charge for all California growers and advisors for immediate use. Developed in partnership with The Weather Company, an IBM business, Farm Water Advisor uses a range of data to provide hyper-local weather forecasts and recommend the best schedule for maximum yields. “We have focused on …

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Daugherty Water for Food Podcast – Episode 6

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This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features a discussion on nitrates in Nebraska groundwater. Crystal Powers, research and extension communication specialist with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) and Nebraska Water Center, interviews University of Nebraska-Lincoln communications professor Jessica Walsh about her 2019 project Nitrates in Nebraska: A Multimedia Journalism Project on the Impact of …

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Senators Question EPA Nominee on RFS and WOTUS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and the Renewable Fuel Standard were two topics Environmental Protection Agency nominee Michael Regan addressed during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) called WOTUS the “one that everyone ought to be concerned about because that’s the number one issue.” Regan, who …

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Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 5

Cindy Zimmerman

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features a discussion on water law with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center. Water regulations, and the subsidies and penalties that follow them, are not easy to change when a major weather event impacts water storage and use. As more and more weather events occur due to climate change, some advocates …

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Water for Food Podcast – Episode 4

Cindy Zimmerman

The fourth episode of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast features a woman who is literally in the backyard of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Meghan Sittler is Director of the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, located about 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln, which focuses on conservation of the tallgrass prairie …

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Water for Food Podcast Episode 3

Cindy Zimmerman

Episode number three of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast spotlights another woman making waves in the food and water space. Felicia Marcus has been making waves in California water management and regulation for more than three decades. She most recently served as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, with responsibility for drinking water, water quality, and water …

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2020 Water for Food Global Webinar Series

Cindy Zimmerman

The next in the series of Water for Food Global Webinars coming up this week will focus on Advancing Science-based Targets for Fresh Water. The webinar is schedule for Thursday, October 15, 9:00-10:00 am Central time. This webinar will provide the background, context, status, timeline and next steps for science-based targets in the private sector and how interested parties can …

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Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode Two

Cindy Zimmerman

The second episode of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is now live. This episode spotlights another amazing woman making waves in the food and water space. Lizz Ellis, CEO of International Development Enterprises (iDE), recently participated in the recent Women Leaders in Water for Food webinar focused on empowering women in ag and water management. She is interviewed by …

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ZimmCast 615 – Interviews From #Water4Food

Chuck Zimmerman

My first Water for Food Global Conference was a learning experience which included meeting some interesting people from around the world. This is the third time we’ve worked with The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska to create a virtual newsroom on AgNewsWire. This episode of the ZimmCast features interviews from the conference that provide …

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Nebraska Strong Working to Rebuild

Cindy Zimmerman

It was ironic that the Water for Food Conference this week was held in a state that is still drowning in water from the disastrous weather events in March. Nebraska Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson gave an update on the situation at the conference. He says damage is estimated at about $1.4 billion – including crop land and livestock losses …

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