Water Articles

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Arizona Agriculture: An Often Ignored Success Story (1)

12/10/2014

One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.

It's Time to Ditch the Rule

2/4/2014

Puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn’t wet most of the time) and isolated wetlands dot the nation’s farmland. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) on March 25 issued a proposed rule that would expand its regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to these types of land features and waters, giving the agencies the power to dictate land-use decisions and farming practices in or near them. The rule will make it more difficult to farm or change a farming operation to remain competitive and profitable.

A Conversation with another Water Expert: Sharon Megdal

2/4/2014

Extended discussion on water must include our environmental concerns.

A Gusher of Water Policy from Arizona Farm Bureau

7/31/2013

Some of Arizona Farm Bureau's policy requires clarifying and updating, while perhaps some require outright revision. What do you think applies?

Water Talks are Bubbling up All Over

7/29/2013

Agriculture has a much more storied relationship with water than many other sectors of the public. It's a key input of production, and for all of agriculture, it matters that it falls "somewhere" in some form out of the sky.

Regional Water Augmentation Authority Meetings

6/3/2013

Four State Representatives: Barton, Mitchell, Pratt and Otondo are holding hearings across the state, to take testimony on “Regional Water Augmentation Authorities” (House Bill 2338), a bill which generated much controversy and was held in Committee this session.

A Spark of Optimism for Ag Labor Reform

2/15/2013

Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.

Give Us Tools, But Give Us the Financial Resources to Make Them Work

3/1/2007

By Joe Sigg, Arizona Farm BureauThe Statewide Water Advisory Group (SWAG), a panel of government, business and nonprofit leaders that met for months with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (DWR), recently provided several recommendations dealing with rural area water issues. While the efforts are aimed at helping rural areas, they lack the financial resources to be successful. Essenti...

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