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Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

July 2, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

The U.S. Senate has passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on an 86-11 vote. The bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Farm Bill – as it is commonly referred to – for five years. The measure includes provisions that would extend programs that protect drinking water sources from farm runoff and offer assistanceRead More

Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

June 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a GOP-supported Farm Bill reauthorization plan that would increase the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) focus on protecting sources of drinking water from farm runoff. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) contains a number of provisions backed by the Association of MetropolitanRead More

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is applauding the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for introducing a bipartisan Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. AWWA singled out Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, and Sen. Sherrod Brown for their commitment to protecting sourceRead More

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its support for a Farm Bill introduced by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee last week, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking MemberRead More

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

November 13, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Speaking before the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explained how the upcoming Farm Bill can advance collaborations that protect source water. David White, speaking on behalf of the American Water Works AssociationRead More

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would strengthen a Farm Bill program that allows water and wastewater utilities to partner with local farmers on conservation projects that benefit regional water quality and quantity. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the Regional Conservation PartnershipRead More