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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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Ag Today Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 12, 2015

Federal mediators sail into dispute at ports including Oakland [San Francisco Chronicle] Enter the mediators, “prepared and ready to render prompt assistance” to end a six-month standoff between shippers and dockworkers that has worsened congestion and problems at the Port of Oakland and across the West Coast...
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Ag Today Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 12, 2015

Madera, Merced farm bureaus blast high-speed rail on eve of Fresno groundbreaking [Fresno Bee] The Madera and Merced county farm bureaus allege that the California High-Speed Rail Authority is falling short of its responsibilities under a legal settlement stemming from the organizations’ lawsuits over the Merced-Fresno portion of the statewide bullet-train route...
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Ag Today Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 12, 2015

Low snowpack keeps drought front-and-center [Hanford Sentinel] The first manual snowpack survey of the 2014-15 water year wasn’t nearly as bad as a year ago, but it wasn’t good either...
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Ag Today Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 12, 2015

Farmers preparing for frost [Visalia Times-Delta] Some of the coldest weather to hit the Valley in more than a year is on the way, and citrus farmer Bob McKellar is hoping he’s ready for it…...
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Ag Today Wednesday, December 24, 2014

January 12, 2015

Wildlife groups seek help for California owl [Associated Press] Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act...
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Ag Today Monday, December 22, 2014

January 12, 2015

A first for delta water pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish [Fresno Bee] On New Year’s Eve 2012, the Sierra had 140% of the normal December snowpack and rivers swelled with storm runoff...
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Ag Today Thursday, December 18, 2014

January 12, 2015

Business groups cheer Obama's move to normalize Cuba relations [Los Angeles Times] President Obama's decision to start normalizing relations with Cuba gives American business a fresh opportunity on an island once known as a travel hub for the U...
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Ag Today Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January 12, 2015

Endangered tricolor blackbird’s fate entwined with dairy industry [Sacramento Bee] …A decades-long decline in the tricolored blackbird population has reached a crisis point...
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Ag Today Tuesday, December 16, 2014

January 12, 2015

Dairies brace for long price downturn [Hanford Sentinel] Kings County’s $773 million dairy industry -- along with the rest of the state’s powerhouse milk machine — is going into a downturn that could last for most of 2015, forecasters say…...
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Ag Today Friday, December 12, 2014

January 12, 2015

California drought: Winter storms finally starting to boost storage levels in key reservoirs [San Jose Mercury News] After three years of relentlessly bad news about California's historic drought, the drenching storm that barreled in Thursday from Hawaii finally delivered the state some desperately needed good news...
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Ag Today Thursday, December 11, 2014

January 12, 2015

Valley farmers welcome approaching rainstorm [Fresno Bee] A looming storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to the San Joaquin Valley has farmers more excited than fearful...
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Ag Today Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 5, 2014

House Republicans, Costa join for last-ditch shot at California water bill [Fresno Bee] House Republicans joined by Fresno Democrat Jim Costa late Tuesday started a last-ditch maneuver to pass California water legislation that is friendly to farmers and frightening to environmentalists...
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Ag Today Monday, December 1, 2014

December 5, 2014

California motorists to begin shouldering costs of carbon auction [Sacramento Bee] …Starting Jan...
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Ag Today Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December 5, 2014

Commentary: Legislature should address antibiotics [Sacramento Bee] …The Legislature considered two bills to reduce the use of antibiotics on California farms last session...
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Ag Today Monday, November 24, 2014

December 5, 2014

Farmers urge Congress to legalize agriculture workers [Wall Street Journal] President Barack Obama took executive action Friday to temporarily legalize millions of immigrants who are in the U...
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