Ag Water Conservation Policy Archive

Conservation-Practice Adoption Rates Vary Widely by Crop and Region

This research analyzes national and regional adoption of no-till and strip-till planting systems; cover-crop use; and nitrogen-fertilizer application rates, timing, and methods. Results show that U.S. farmers' adoption of these practices varies widely by crop and region. In addition many farmers ... Read More

Managing Agriculture and Water Scarcity in Colorado (and Beyond)

Growing demands from Colorado's many water users threaten to reduce irrigated farming and ranching in coming decades. In the face of water scarcity Colorado growers are adapting their farming practices to use less water. Read about those challenges and ways in which water manager, agricultural pr... Read More

Colorado River Basin Environmental Water Transfers Scorecard

The voluntary transfer of water rights (or portions of water rights) to environmental uses (including streamflows, wetlands, and aquatic species) has proven to be an effective means of restoring aquatic species and ecosystems in some western states. While these environmental water transfers are b... Read More