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The Bureau of Reclamation is lowering water reductions for the Colorado River Basin States due to improved drought conditions for Lake Mead.
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The Irrigation Association signed on to a letter asking legislators to include $750 million in funding for FFAR through the 2023 Farm Bill. 
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The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers issued a final rule to amend the final “Revised Definition of WOTUS rule.
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The Irrigation Association announced that Alan Ence has been appointed to the IA Board of Directors. 
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The State Water Resources Control Board released its proposed regulatory text for Making Conservation a California Way of Life on Aug. 18.
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The funding will provide nearly $700 million in grants and loans to rural residents, farmers and business owners across the country.
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The IA joined agriculture and conservation organizations in sending a letter to the leadership of the Senate Ag Committee supporting S.2636.
Interior allocates-$152-million
The Department of the Interior allocated $152 million dollars for water storage and conveyance projects in the Western U.S. through H.R.3684.
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The quarterly magazine won first place in the Opening Page or Spread Design - Commercial category.
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The House of Representatives drafted bipartisan legislation to revise seasonal work visa programs to address labor shortages. 
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The IA has joined the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition, a group of companies with a mission to build support for workforce development policy.
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Aavudai Anandhi, PhD, PE, of Florida A&M University, is the recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Education Award.