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Ag Today Thursday, April 9, 2015

California warns of deep water rights curtailments amid drought [Sacramento Bee] In the week after issuing an unprecedented statewide water use reduction order, Gov. Jerry Brown labored to defend the measure’s focus on urban water use instead of agriculture, which consumes far more water than cities and towns….But while Brown defends agriculture’s heavy use of water, he is also considering water rights curtailments that could dramatically affect the industry….But Chris Scheuring, a lawyer for the California Farm Bureau Federation, said it remains a challenge for some farmers to produce proof of decades-old rights established under a procedure that was once...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 9, 2015

California warns of deep water rights curtailments amid drought [Sacramento Bee] In the week after issuing an unprecedented statewide water use reduction order, Gov. Jerry Brown labored to defend the measure’s focus on urban water use instead of agriculture, which consumes far more water than cities and towns….But while Brown defends agriculture’s heavy use of water, he is also considering water rights curtailments that could dramatically affect the industry….But Chris Scheuring, a lawyer for the California Farm Bureau Federation, said it remains a challenge for some farmers to produce proof of decades-old rights established under a procedure that was once...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Farmers, spared from mandatory cuts, defend water use [Riverside Press-Enterprise] Nothing raises Brad Scott’s ire like accusations that farmers waste water. The Moreno Valley dairyman has been defending himself for years, but even more so since Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered cities – but not farms – to cut water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels….“Consumers are feeling the pain now and they have no idea what we’ve been dealing with for generations,” said Scott, co-owner of Scott Bros. Dairy Farms along Gilman Springs Road….At the 6-acre Kallisto Greenhouses in Fontana, owner Kathye Rietkerk said she spent about...

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Ag Today Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Orchard removal business hot when water is scarce [KXTV, Sacramento] G and F Orchard Removal is one of those businesses that gets very busy when water is scarce in the Central Valley. Growers choosing to save younger orchards will have older orchards taken out when water restrictions are tight. "You can see a lot of them have bud failure, no leaves, they're in stress mode. It takes a toll on trees for future use as well," Stanislaus County walnut and almond grower Paul Wenger said….Wenger is having 20 acres of walnut trees removed later this week. Business at G and...

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