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Ag Today Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 15, 2014

California water bond clears Legislature, Brown signs off [San Jose Mercury News] With just a few hours to go before a midnight deadline to put a new state water bond on the November ballot, lawmakers Wednesday approved a $7...
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Ag Today Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 15, 2014

Amid drought, California Democrats seek Republican votes on water plan [Reuters] California Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to win Republican support for a plan to improve water supplies that has been mired in regional and party politics for a year, even as the state suffers from a three-year drought that shows no sign of ending...
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Ag Today Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 15, 2014

Days before deadline, Gov...
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Ag Today Friday, August 8, 2014

August 15, 2014

California drought: Strong El Niño, which could bring soaking winter storms, fizzling out [San Jose Mercury News] A powerful El Niño that had been emerging in the Pacific Ocean is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California's three-year drought...
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Ag Today Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August 15, 2014

Jerry Brown presses case on $6 billion water bond [Sacramento Bee] Gov...
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Ag Today Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 15, 2014

Feds face backlash trying to regulate wetlands that often aren’t wet [McClatchy News Service] When is a ditch just a ditch? And when is a plot of woodland without a stitch of visible water actually a “water of the U...
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Ag Today Friday, August 1, 2014

August 15, 2014

Federal agency determines Merced County groundwater sale has ‘no significant impact’ [Merced Sun-Star] The U...
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Ag Today Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August 15, 2014

Citrus growers, legislators push for putting water bond on ballot [Fresno Bee] Standing near a water-starved citrus grove in east Fresno County, farmers, legislators and agriculture leaders on Tuesday urged public support for a multibillion-dollar water bond to build new reservoirs...
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Ag Today Monday, July 28, 2014

August 15, 2014

California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water [San Francisco Chronicle] Case Vlot pulls up groundwater through deep wells to keep his corn and alfalfa crops alive...
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Ag Today Friday, July 25, 2014

August 15, 2014

Appellate court upholds environmental work for high-speed rail via Pacheco Pass [Fresno Bee] State appeals justices on Thursday upheld a lower court's approval of an environmental impact report that selected the Pacheco Pass between Gilroy and Los Banos as the preferred corridor for high-speed trains between the Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley...
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Ag Today Thursday, July 24, 2014

August 15, 2014

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond [Associated Press] A slim majority of likely California voters support an $11...
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Ag Today Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 24, 2014

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote [San Jose Mercury News] Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes -- and possibly raising them without a vote of the public -- to help fund Gov...
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Ag Today Monday, July 21, 2014

July 24, 2014

California drought: High-bidding farmers battle in water auctions [San Jose Mercury News] One of the worst droughts in state history is pushing water prices to record levels -- fraying nerves, eroding bank accounts and stress-testing the state's "water market," an informal and largely hidden network of buyers and sellers...
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Ag Today Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 24, 2014

Sacramento judge makes precedent-setting ruling on groundwater [Capital Public Radio, Sacramento] A Sacramento Superior Court judge issued a ruling Tuesday requiring regulation of groundwater pumping to protect a river in Siskiyou County...
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Ag Today Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 24, 2014

UC details drought's fiscal impact on state [Stockton Record] University of California researchers now expect California's drought to cost the state's agricultural industry $2...
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Ag Today Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 16, 2014

Judge approves water transfers [Stockton Record] A federal judge has cleared the way for water transfers from Northern California to the thirsty south San Joaquin Valley, overruling environmentalists who argued the transfers would harm threatened fish...
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Ag Today Monday, July 14, 2014

July 16, 2014

Unusual water deals struck in drought-stricken Central Valley ag country [Fresno Bee] In drought-scarred farm country, coffee shop talk turns obsessively to water and its cost — which several months ago hit a shocking $1,000 per acre-foot and then climbed to more than $2,000...
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Ag Today Friday, July 11, 2014

July 16, 2014

Editorial: A better border solution [Wall Street Journal] The horrifying sight of children from Central America sitting in camps at the U...
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