Georgia Weighs In on Water War with Florida

Abigail Taylor Top Posts, Water

The Florida-Georgia water war has made it to the nation’s highest court due to a dispute about water conservation. The water war involves the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. These rivers begin in Georgia, then join to form the Apalachicola River, which is near the Florida border and flows into the Apalachicola Bay. Florida began the war by requesting limitations…


Supreme Court Ready to Wade into Water War

Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, Water

By Lloyd Dunkelberger THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE......... The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a decades-old legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. A court-appointed special master ruled in February that Florida had not proved its case that a water-usage cap should be imposed on Georgia to…


U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear FL-GA Water Battle

Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, Water

As farmers throughout our region battle this week’s unusually long cold spell, we’re reminded the so-called water war between states here in the deep southeast is heating up again. The U.S. Supreme court is set to hear arguments Monday January 8th in the long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia. The crux of the issue:…

Administration Announces Accelerated Completion of Herbert Hoover Dike

Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, Legislative, Top Posts, Water

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump instructed the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney to accelerate the completion of repairs to Florida’s Herbert Hoover Dike. The Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds Lake Okeechobee and provides flood protection to South Florida, was identified by the Army Corps in the early 2000s to be…

UF Water Institute Gets $5 Million Grant to Aid Region’s Agriculture, Environment

Abigail Taylor Top Posts, Water

By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida (UF) Water Institute has received a $5 million, five- year grant to promote water security for the region’s farmers, foresters and the environment. The Water Institute, a campus-wide interdisciplinary Institute, received the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food…

A Way to Save Water

Kelsey Fry Environment, Technology, Top Posts, Water

Variable-rate irrigation may be a grand step forward in the sustainability efforts of agriculturalists. Charles Barrett, regional water resources Extension agent for the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, says, "The technology itself has been around for a while, but it's starting to gain some traction." Variable-rate irrigation allows for control over the center pivot. The…

Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Water

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country today. “The flawed WOTUS rule has proven to be nothing more than a federal land grab, aimed at telling farmers and ranchers how to run…