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Ag Today Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

An encore of Valley drought crisis — only worse [Fresno Bee] The next train wreck in California’s drought is headed for the San Joaquin Valley this week when federal leaders forecast how much river water farmers can expect to irrigate nearly 3 million acres this summer...
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Ag Today Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 17, 2015

Valley cities, counties hopeful but unsure about high-speed rail economic effects [Fresno Bee] A new economic report prepared by a former Kings County supervisor outlines lingering uncertainty among Valley city and county leaders over how California’s high-speed rail project could benefit their communities...
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Ag Today Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February 17, 2015

UC Davis, strawberry growers settle big lawsuit [Sacramento Bee] …UC Davis and California’s strawberry growers announced they have settled a pair of potentially poisonous lawsuits over a long-standing research partnership that has earned millions for the university and brought vast improvements in taste and durability to consumers...
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Ag Today Monday, February 9, 2015

February 17, 2015

Milk mutiny? Dairy co-ops seek federal fate [Business Journal] The state’s three largest dairy cooperatives want the federal government to OK major changes to the way California dairymen are paid for their milk...
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Ag Today Thursday, February 5, 2015

February 17, 2015

West Coast port employers: Shutdown could be 5 days away [Associated Press] West Coast seaports could shut down in as soon as five days — hobbling U...
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Ag Today Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 17, 2015

After 12 years, legal dispute over water transfer ends [Desert Sun] Imperial County and the Imperial Irrigation District announced a settlement in a long-running legal battle Tuesday, ending 12 years of litigation over a water transfer deal and its effects on the shrinking Salton Sea...
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Ag Today Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 17, 2015

How Obama would spend your money in 2016, agency by agency [Associated Press] Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot...
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Ag Today Monday, February 2, 2015

February 17, 2015

Obama proposes new agency to make Americans' food safer [Associated Press] President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe...
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Ag Today Thursday, January 29, 2015

February 17, 2015

Not best of times nor worst of times for wine [Stockton Record] It might not be the best of times in the U...
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Ag Today Monday, January 26, 2015

February 17, 2015

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Ag Today Thursday, January 22, 2015

February 17, 2015

Hopes for drought’s end fade as California rains vanish [Bloomberg News] California will reach the halfway point in its rainy season this weekend...
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Ag Today Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February 17, 2015

A dry January for Tulare County ag [Visalia Times-Delta] Terra Bella farmer Geoffrey Galloway had high hopes for January, normally the wettest month in the Central Valley…...
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Ag Today Friday, January 16, 2015

February 17, 2015

North State ranchers against grazing regulations [Redding Record Searchlight] State water officials who came to Redding to hear what residents and ranchers thought about a proposed grazing regulation program got an overwhelmingly negative response Thursday...
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Ag Today Thursday, January 15, 2015

February 17, 2015

Valley Republicans Valadao, Denham vote against immigration bill [Fresno Bee] Valley Republican Reps...
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Ag Today Wednesday, January 14, 2015

February 17, 2015

High-speed rail board awards $1...
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Ag Today Tuesday, January 13, 2015

February 17, 2015

Midwest lures California dairies with lower costs, wide open spaces [Kansas City Star] Kansas, Nebraska and other Midwest states are pitching themselves as a dairy heaven, hoping to attract frustrated dairy owners and looking for a windfall of jobs and money in rural economies...
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Ag Today Friday, January 9, 2015

January 12, 2015

Boxer’s actions often angered Valley, but she's also recognized for doing good [Fresno Bee] As a liberal Bay Area Democrat, Sen...
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