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For the most part, stronger water governance is needed in the U.S. regions where agricultural production has been predominantly rainfed.
Inge-Bisconer-headshot
Bisconer has served on the IA Board since 2018 and took over for Randy Wood, who served as the 2023 IA president. 
Reclamation-endorses-states-plan-for-near-term-Colorado-River-conservation
The SEIS outlines a plan developed in collaboration with the seven Basin states to conserve at least 3 million acre-feet of water.
Woman farmer controls drone sprayer with a tablet. Smart farming
The GAO released a report, “Precision Agriculture: Benefits, Challenges, and Policy Options,” examining the state of precision agriculture.
2023-TAPS-winners-announced
The University of Nebraska’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions program concluded its seventh year with an awards banquet on Jan. 13. 
2022-Economic-Census-First-Look-estimates-now-available
The 2022 census reports an increase in the number of establishments with paid employees, rising to over 8 million.
Immigration document
Adjustments to the rule aim to help USCIS cover operational costs and improve application processing times. 
DOL’s-final-rule-aims-to-combat-misclassification-of-workers
The rule revises DOL’s guidance on how to analyze who is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Bushell-reappointed-to-task-force
The task force is a federal advisory committee established in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.
Agricultural irrigation system on sunny summer day. An aerial vi
Two recently published studies from Nebraska provide insights into sustainable water and agricultural management.