2017 Water for Food Global Conference

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference held April 10-12, 2017 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brings together over 400 researchers, practitioners, policymakers, farmers, faculty, students, thought leaders and industry experts to explore “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts,” a theme inspired by the notion …

audio, Food, Sustainability, Water

Experts to Share Ideas at Water for Food Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference will welcome a record 100 speakers and global experts to share ideas and help find solutions to the world’s pressing water and food security needs. The flagship event of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and …

agribusiness, audio, Conservation, international, Water

Trump Signs Executive Order to Review WOTUS

Lizzy Schultz

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to formally reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule under the Clean Water Act. “(This) is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land…it’s been a disaster,” said President Trump during the White …

AFBF, audio, Water

#FoodDialogues to Celebrate MN #Water

Joanna Schroeder

If there is one issue that impacts everyone on the planet, it is water. That’s why the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in collaboration with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, will host a Food Dialogues next week in Minneapolis called “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters.” “We’re addressing this as a celebration of water but also working to …

agribusiness, audio, USFRA, Water

Thirsty Land Debuts at #Water4Food

Joanna Schroeder

Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad Weaver, focuses on the multi-year drought facing California, Washington and other southwestern states. The documentary debuted as part of the Water for Food Global Conference taking place April 24-26 in Lincoln Nebraska at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. The documentary follows the journey of growers who share their stories of how water shortages have …

agribusiness, audio, Water