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Ag Today Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Judgment Day coming for water bond [Hanford Sentinel] As the Nov...
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Ag Today Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 27, 2014

Poll: Voters back water bond, reduced sentences [UT San Diego] A $7...
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Ag Today Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 27, 2014

Monterey County moves on water regulation mandate [Salinas Californian] Monterey County on Tuesday took the first step toward establishing a regulatory agency that will have power over water pumping in the Salinas Valley basin…...
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Ag Today Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 27, 2014

Brown: California needs long-term vision on water [Associated Press] Addressing California's longstanding water problems will take tens of billions of dollars more and a large dose of political compromise, but the epic drought may provide new motivation, Gov...
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Ag Today Friday, October 17, 2014

October 27, 2014

Winter forecast suggests drought worries not over for California [Sacramento Bee] If ever there was a winter when California needed rain, this is it...
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Ag Today Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 27, 2014

State Supreme Court won’t take up Kings County high-speed rail challenge [Fresno Bee] The state Supreme Court decided Wednesday that it will not take up the challenge to high-speed rail funding sought by opponents in Kings County...
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Ag Today Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 27, 2014

Supervisors vote to move ahead with Paso Robles water management plan [San Luis Obispo Tribune] San Luis Obispo County supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 to begin the process of forming a public district to manage the Paso Robles groundwater basin…...
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Ag Today Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 27, 2014

Drought taking bite out of almonds [Hanford Sentinel] The prediction a few months ago was that the 2014 California almond crop would top last year’s...
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Ag Today Friday, October 10, 2014

October 27, 2014

Obama: 'It is suicide' for GOP to not do immigration reform [The Hill] Republicans will commit political suicide if they fail to pass immigration reform, President Obama said Thursday during a town-hall meeting in Los Angeles…...
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Ag Today Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 27, 2014

Is building a reservoir within a reservoir the answer to California's long-term water crisis? [Valley Public Radio, Fresno] The idea of a reservoir within a reservoir sounds sort of impossible, but in Fresno County that’s what water leaders want to build...
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Ag Today Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

Water for Coachella Valley farms untouched by drought [Palm Springs Desert Sun] One of the most extreme droughts in California's history has been hitting agriculture hard, forcing cutbacks in water deliveries in parts of the Central Valley and leaving more than 400,000 acres of farmland fallow and dry...
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Ag Today Friday, October 3, 2014

October 7, 2014

Environmentalists divided over water projects [Associated Press] A proposal on the November ballot to borrow billions of dollars to build reservoirs and restore watersheds has divided California's environmental community over fears that it could open the way for salmon-killing dams or giveaways to corporate fruit and nut growers...
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Ag Today Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 7, 2014

October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions [Los Angeles Times] As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture...
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Ag Today Monday, September 29, 2014

October 7, 2014

California harvest much smaller than normal across crops [Sacramento B It’s harvest time in much of California, and the signs of drought are almost as abundant as the fruits and nuts and vegetables...
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Ag Today Friday, September 26, 2014

October 7, 2014

California regulators target popular ag pesticide for limits [Fresno Bee] State pesticide regulators are seeking to limit one of farming's most widely used BUG KILLERS over concerns that it poses a threat to the public and environment...
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Ag Today Wednesday, September 24, 2014

October 7, 2014

Poll: Strong support for state water bond -- and for local water bonds too [San Jose Mercury News] An epic drought and wave of wildfires have left California voters thirsty for the $7...
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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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