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Ag Today Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 4, 2014

California water managers ease delta pumping limits [Los Angeles Times] Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south...
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Ag Today Monday, March 31, 2014

April 4, 2014

California Drought: After years of overpumping groundwater, state may be ready for reforms [San Jose Mercury News] …Over the past six months, farmers, environmentalists and urban water districts have been holding workshops, hearings and private meetings in Sacramento to discuss how to preserve the state's depleted groundwater...
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Ag Today Thursday, March 27, 2014

April 4, 2014

Poll: Water bond gaining, drought concerns grow [San Diego Union-Tribune] Voters are far more likely to approve a water bond on the November ballot if lawmakers shrink its size, according to a new survey that also found nine out of every 10 Californians say they have taken steps to conserve as the drought drags on...
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Ag Today Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April 4, 2014

Court reverses ag labor ruling [Salinas Californian] A lawsuit filed against the United Farm Workers by Salinas producer D’Arrigo Bros...
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Ag Today Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

Groundwater overdraft issue looms large [Hanford Sentinel] 800-pound gorilla in the Kings County water debate is back — what to do about the groundwater overdraft problem that is depleting underground aquifers with no end in sight...
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Ag Today Monday, March 24, 2014

March 25, 2014

California drought puts spotlight on water theft [Sacramento Bee] It’s amazingly easy to steal water from a California stream...
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Ag Today Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 25, 2014

Few farmers immune to impact of epic California drought [Sacramento Bee] When spring arrives, the Central Valley farm fields owned by Harris Ranch normally come to life with tomatoes, lettuce and watermelons...
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Ag Today Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 25, 2014

North Valley farmers may sue for more water [KCRA TV – Sacramento] Farmers in the northern Central Valley said Monday they may sue the federal government for failing to provide the minimum amount of water they said a 50-year-old contract requires The U...
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Ag Today Monday, March 17, 2014

March 18, 2014

Exchange Contractors rally at emergency meeting in Los Banos [Merced Sun-Star] Exchange contractor officials are rallying residents to protest against potential reduction or outright cessation of water deliveries to thousands of land owners on the West Side…...
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Ag Today Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 18, 2014

New water rules for farmers OK'd [Stockton Record] State water cops approved rules Wednesday that will result in higher costs for thousands of San Joaquin County farmers, with the goal of reducing polluted runoff draining into already degraded streams...
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Ag Today Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 18, 2014

'Nobody's going to get the amount of water they are hoping for,' says secretary of the interior as she tours south Delta export pumps in S...
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Ag Today Monday, March 10, 2014

March 18, 2014

California's drought-prone pattern forcing farmers to adapt [San Francisco Chronicle] Sawn Coburn farms land that holds senior water rights to the giant Central Valley Project, rights that usually assure him water...
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Ag Today Friday, March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014

California water official hopes for end to zero allocation [Fresno Bee] A state water official said Thursday that despite the "horrifying" drought gripping the state, there's still a chance that farmers will get San Joaquin River water this summer instead of the "zero allocation" announced...
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Ag Today Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 7, 2014

Drought Watch: Farmers fear water cutoff [Marysville Appeal-Democrat] A single sentence sparked widespread concern among the agricultural community that the state could drop all water allocations to farms to zero in 2014...
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Ag Today Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 7, 2014

Drought Watch: Bureau of Reclamation hit over cuts [Marysville Appeal-Democrat] Until the federal government fulfills water obligations in the north, don't send it south...
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Ag Today Friday, February 28, 2014

March 7, 2014

Drought be dammed, California lawmakers look to storing water [Fresno Bee] The California drought is stoking a congressional appetite for additional water storage, with new and larger dams back on competing menus...
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Ag Today Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 7, 2014

Feds challenged on proposed water cuts in Sacramento Valley [Sacramento Bee] The strain on water supplies in this serious drought year was evident this week, as major landowners in the Sacramento Valley protested the federal government’s forecast that it will deliver only 40 percent of usual water supplies...
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