Tag Archives: Agriculture

Sustainable wine pioneer brings biodynamic farming practices to cannabis

July 3, 2015

Comments Off on Sustainable wine pioneer brings biodynamic farming practices to cannabis

As the first certified biodynamic farming vineyard in wine-rich Napa and Sonoma counties, the Bezingers show how operating a large-scale agricultural operation can conserve water and enhance the environment. Photo courtesy of Bezinger Family Winery.

While most winery owners in California’s Sonoma Valley grew concerned when the water table began sinking in the 1980s and ‘90s, Mike Benziger had a different response. He began searching for farming methods that required less water. It wasn’t just the lower water level that drove him. Irrigation pumping costs had been one of the […]

Continue reading...

WEF Joins Others in Requesting Support for Water Quality Benefits

May 21, 2015

Comments Off on WEF Joins Others in Requesting Support for Water Quality Benefits

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and 14 other organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in support of future enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The letter encourages FSA to set a target for continuous Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign-ups and enrollments to benefit water quality […]

Continue reading...

Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

June 17, 2014

Comments Off on Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

USAIDIS Featured Image

The Valley of Mexico, a region surrounding Mexico City, has been experiencing an increased demand for a continually shrinking supply of water. On April 25, Ernesto Espino discussed the valley’s water problems and potential solutions during a luncheon of the U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (Arlington, Va.) held at […]

Continue reading...

WEF Joins in Opposing Cuts to Agricultural Conservation Programs

April 19, 2013

Comments Off on WEF Joins in Opposing Cuts to Agricultural Conservation Programs

The Water Environment Association (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 27 other water and conservation organizations in opposing cuts to Farm Bill agricultural conservation programs. WEF and these organizations submitted a letter on Feb. 28 to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appropriations committees, opposing cuts to these programs that […]

Continue reading...