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Ag Today Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 5, 2014

House Republicans, Costa join for last-ditch shot at California water bill [Fresno Bee] House Republicans joined by Fresno Democrat Jim Costa late Tuesday started a last-ditch maneuver to pass California water legislation that is friendly to farmers and frightening to environmentalists...
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Ag Today Monday, December 1, 2014

December 5, 2014

California motorists to begin shouldering costs of carbon auction [Sacramento Bee] …Starting Jan...
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Ag Today Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December 5, 2014

Commentary: Legislature should address antibiotics [Sacramento Bee] …The Legislature considered two bills to reduce the use of antibiotics on California farms last session...
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Ag Today Friday, November 21, 2014

December 5, 2014

Obama's immigration plan: Too far or not far enough? [Contra Costa Times] The crowd at East San Jose's iconic Our Lady Of Guadalupe church erupted in wild applause after President Barack Obama finished announcing the details of his controversial plan to give temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants…...
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Ag Today Thursday, November 20, 2014

December 5, 2014

Obama’s immigration plan could shield five million [New York Times] Up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years can apply for a program that protects them from deportation and allows those with no criminal record to work legally in the country, President Obama is to announce on Thursday, according to people briefed on his plans...
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Ag Today Wednesday, November 19, 2014

December 5, 2014

Push to protect immigrant farm workers [Wall Street Journal]Farm workers and some agriculture industry officials are making a last-minute push for President Barack Obama to include protections for undocumented agricultural workers in his new immigration policy, worried that the pending executive action may be the last opportunity to change immigration rules for a while...
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Ag Today Monday, November 17, 2014

December 5, 2014

Obama’s immigration plan could grant papers to millions, at least for now [New York Times] Changes to the immigration enforcement system that President Obama is expected to announce as early as this week could offer legal documents to as many as five million immigrants in the country illegally, nearly double the number who received protection from deportation under amnesty legislation in 1986...
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Ag Today Thursday, November 13, 2014

December 5, 2014

State regulators watching, Stanislaus water leaders are told [Modesto Bee] While assuring that California’s new groundwater law gives local communities the power to control their water basins, State Water Resources Control Board member Dee Dee D’Adamo warned Wednesday that state regulators will be watching...
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Ag Today Tuesday, November 11, 2014

December 5, 2014

Editorial: GOP must act on immigration [Los Angeles Times] Before President Obama headed to China this weekend, he sat down one more time with congressional leaders to discuss potential areas of legislative agreement...
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Ag Today Friday, November 7, 2014

December 5, 2014

Farm leaders celebrate water bond passage, prepare for round two [Fresno Bee] Farm water officials worked years on the $7...
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Ag Today Thursday, November 6, 2014

December 5, 2014

California Republicans achieve pared-down goals in Tuesday’s election [Sacramento Bee]Despite faltering in every contest for statewide office, California Republicans appear to have attained their objectives in the general election Tuesday, depriving Democrats of supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature and chipping away at their numbers in the U...
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Ag Today Tuesday, November 4, 2014

December 5, 2014

California’s election may set record for apathy [Sacramento Bee] California voter turnout will likely sink to just 46 percent on Tuesday, a new record for apathy in a statewide general election, according to Field Poll estimates...
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Ag Today Friday, October 31, 2014

December 5, 2014

California could face $500 billion in water spending [Associated Press] California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said…...
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Ag Today Thursday, October 30, 2014

December 5, 2014

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Ag Today Tuesday, October 28, 2014

December 5, 2014

Stanislaus considers new rules for groundwater wells [Modesto Bee]After about six months of debate, Stanislaus County’s Water Advisory Committee is set to vote Wednesday on an expanded groundwater ordinance...
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