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Sexy Water Ads in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex sells -- but will it sell saving water in Sin City? Officials in the Las Vegas area hope so. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is launching an ad campaign to promote water conservation

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Are You Getting Enough Water?

Did you know that there’s a way to tell if you’re too dehydrated? You'll know you're too dehydrated if you start to feel dizzy, or notice your body's temperature going up fast. If that happens, lie down immediately and start downing liquids

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California Drought-Lawn Rebates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler has added $350 million to its budget for a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought.

Bob Muir, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, says the board approved the additional money on Tuesday to pay homeowners and businesses to replace grass with drought-friendly landscaping

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WTO Rules Against Origin Labeling; USDA With Ag Producers on Water Issues

The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body ruled against Country-of-Origin Labeling on Monday. House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway says he expected this decision - and as retaliation by Canada and Mexico becomes a reality - it is more important now than ever to act quickly to avoid a protracted trade war with the United States’ two largest trade partners. House Ag Commit

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Conservation Program to Improve Water Quality; Economic Benefit of Origin Labeling

Funding is now available through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program to improve U.S. water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The 235-million

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Labeling of GMO Food; Farmers Earth Friendly

During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic farmer Jon Tester said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods. Tester says mor

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EPA and Army Corps Withdraws Proposal on Water Rules; USDA See Increase in Organic Products

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3

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Universities to Receive Grants Supporting Water Issues; Crate, Cage-Free Meats to Be Used in Breakfast Sandwiches

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 10-million dollars being awarded through 21 grants to universities to support critical water problems in rural and ag watersheds across the nation. NIFA Director S

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Farm Bill Cooperation Has Farmers Union President Hopeful

  • National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is hopeful the spirit of cooperation that led to the passage of the bipartisan appropriations bill will continue through to the farm bill. Johnson says the omnibus spending bill and its accompanying report language is far from perfect.
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Irrigation System Is Completed Under Budget

A major project to rebuild the City of Yakima's oldest and largest irrigation system has been completed on schedule and under budget.

During this past winter, private contractors replaced several thousand feet of pipe in the city's General Irrigation System, which is commonly known as "System 308

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