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Ag Today Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

1,000 more California wildfires than usual in 2014, and fire season just started [Los Angeles Times] The traditional fire season has only just begun, and already in California firefighters have battled at least 1,000 more wildfires than in a typical year...
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Ag Today Friday, September 19, 2014

September 23, 2014

FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year [Associated Press] The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business...
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Ag Today Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 23, 2014

Sweeping new California groundwater pumping rules signed into law by Gov...
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Ag Today Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 23, 2014

High speed rail board considers farmland in Fresno County [Fresno Bee] More than 70 parcels of Fresno County farmland now under Williamson Act agricultural preservation contracts will be addressed Tuesday by the California High-Speed Rail Authority...
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Ag Today Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 23, 2014

California mandates sick days for workers [Associated Press] Gov...
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Ag Today Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 23, 2014

Drilling through the drought: A look at well drilling activity in the Central Valley [Capital Public Radio] …After Capital Public Radio reported about local tensions over groundwater access this summer, we were curious who was drilling the most wells, and where...
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Ag Today Monday, September 8, 2014

September 9, 2014

Valley's summer without water: 'How can they let this happen?' [Fresno Bee] For residents and farmers alike, this is the cruelest summer in memory for the nation's most productive farm belt...
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Ag Today Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 9, 2014

Valley politicians promote water bond to voters [Fresno Bee] The California Latino Water Coalition gave thanks Wednesday to a wide array of individuals -- most notably a bipartisan group of state lawmakers -- for their roles in forging a $7...
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Ag Today Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 9, 2014

Landmark groundwater reform headed to Governor’s desk [KQED Radio – San Francisco] In a move that some believed may never happen in California, state legislators approved three bills that would — for the first time — regulate the state’s vast underground water resources…...
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Ag Today Friday, August 29, 2014

September 9, 2014

California drought squeezes wells [Wall Street Journal] …Californians have long battled over rights to rivers, lakes and other surface-water supplies, but the drought is finally shifting the focus to groundwater, which accounts for about 40% of water used in normal years—and up to 60% in drought years, as other sources dry up…...
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Ag Today Thursday, August 28, 2014

September 9, 2014

Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill [Associated Press] Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history...
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Ag Today Tuesday, August 26, 2014

September 9, 2014

County advisory groups go against groundwater bills [Hanford Sentinel] Say “no” to two landmark bills that would comprehensively regulate groundwater in California...
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Ag Today Monday, August 25, 2014

September 9, 2014

Napa, Sonoma wineries mop up [Santa Rosa Press Democrat] …Winemakers across Napa and Sonoma counties scrambled to assess the damage Sunday from the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century...
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Ag Today Thursday, August 21, 2014

September 9, 2014

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping [Associated Press] Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water...
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Ag Today Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September 9, 2014

Fresno group in U...
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Ag Today Tuesday, August 19, 2014

September 9, 2014

Four indicted in Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse scandal [Santa Rosa Press Democrat] Two former owners and two employees of a Petaluma slaughterhouse at the center of an international meat recall have been charged with selling meat from diseased cattle and concealing the elaborate scheme from federal inspectors by swapping out the heads of cows with eye cancer…...
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Ag Today Monday, August 18, 2014

September 9, 2014

California Water Bond won't be a drought-buster [Associated Press] Gov...
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