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Ag Today Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 16, 2015

State water regulator flexes new muscle in response to drought [Los Angeles Times] …Long considered timid and politically weak, the board is flexing new muscle in response to a dry spell that threatens to be the worst in modern California history...
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Ag Today Monday, April 13, 2015

April 16, 2015

Big north-to-south California water sale dries up [Sacramento Bee] When the water supply is tight in California, the product often flows to where the money is...
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Ag Today Friday, April 10, 2015

April 16, 2015

California regulators defend farmers' access to water in drought [Reuters] The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business...
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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 16, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water...
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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

April 16, 2015

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 16, 2015

California drought: Gov...
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Ag Today Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 16, 2015

Scary times for California farmers as snowpack hits record lows [National Public Radio] The water outlook in drought-racked California just got a lot worse: Snowpack levels across the entire Sierra Nevada are now the lowest in recorded history — just 6 percent of the long-term average…...
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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

April 16, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record...
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Ag Today Friday, March 27, 2015

April 16, 2015

Legislature approves $1 billion drought package [San Francisco Chronicle] The California Assembly approved a $1 billion plan Thursday to bring immediate relief for communities hit hardest by the drought and to move long-term water projects along more quickly...
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Ag Today Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April 16, 2015

Editorial: Water details become vital as drought worsens [Sacramento Bee] In time of drought, when leaders tell us every drop of water counts, Californians ought to be able to count every drop...
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Ag Today Monday, March 23, 2015

April 16, 2015

Conservationists say thinning Sierra forests may help state water supply [Sacramento Bee] With the state entering its fourth year of drought, some conservationists are looking at thinning Sierra forests to increase the amount of water that flows into area rivers...
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Ag Today Friday, March 20, 2015

April 16, 2015

Editorial: Officials cobble $1 billion to fight drought [Sacramento Bee] At legislators’ prodding, Gov...
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Ag Today Thursday, March 19, 2015

April 16, 2015

Brown, Legislature to unveil $1 billion drought aid package [Contra Costa Times] SACRAMENTO -- Gov...
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Ag Today Tuesday, March 17, 2015

April 16, 2015

As California drought enters 4th year, conservation efforts and worries increase [New York Times] The rainy season drove into California in December with wet and windy promise: soaking rain, snow, dark gray skies and a flash of hope that the drought that has scorched this region had run its course...
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Ag Today Monday, March 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

Ready to fight: Some growers unwilling to lose land for bullet train [Los Angeles Times] …When the state chose to start construction of the high-speed rail in the Central Valley, it was based partly on the theory that assembling needed land would be easiest in the state's rural backbone...
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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 Friday, February 13, 2015

February 17, 2015

Congress pressures both sides in ports dispute [Sacramento Bee] Congressional Republicans and Democrats are working together to reach a rapid resolution of a labor dispute that’s clogging West Coast ports...
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