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, beverlymjames@ufl.edu 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…

Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA

Dan Cooper Environment, Industry News Release, Water

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute by Dr. J. Antonio Villamil Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. Over the past several years, a policy debate has emerged surrounding the most efficient and effective course of action to address a complex series of challenges regarding the Everglades – its protection, its…