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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

California Gov. Brown defends scope of water restrictions [Wall Street Journal] California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the scope of new mandatory water restrictions in the Golden State, pushing back against the idea of applying them to the farming industry, which uses the bulk of the water in the state. Extending the limits to the agricultural industry would amplify harm to agriculture producers already suffering through the state’s four-year drought, Mr. Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are people in agriculture that are really suffering,” he said….Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also on Sunday said the drought is...

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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

California Gov. Brown defends scope of water restrictions [Wall Street Journal] California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the scope of new mandatory water restrictions in the Golden State, pushing back against the idea of applying them to the farming industry, which uses the bulk of the water in the state. Extending the limits to the agricultural industry would amplify harm to agriculture producers already suffering through the state’s four-year drought, Mr. Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are people in agriculture that are really suffering,” he said….Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also on Sunday said the drought is...

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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

California Gov. Brown defends scope of water restrictions [Wall Street Journal] California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the scope of new mandatory water restrictions in the Golden State, pushing back against the idea of applying them to the farming industry, which uses the bulk of the water in the state. Extending the limits to the agricultural industry would amplify harm to agriculture producers already suffering through the state’s four-year drought, Mr. Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are people in agriculture that are really suffering,” he said….Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also on Sunday said the drought is...

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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

California Gov. Brown defends scope of water restrictions [Wall Street Journal] California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the scope of new mandatory water restrictions in the Golden State, pushing back against the idea of applying them to the farming industry, which uses the bulk of the water in the state. Extending the limits to the agricultural industry would amplify harm to agriculture producers already suffering through the state’s four-year drought, Mr. Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are people in agriculture that are really suffering,” he said….Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also on Sunday said the drought is...

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Ag Today Monday, April 6, 2015

California Gov. Brown defends scope of water restrictions [Wall Street Journal] California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the scope of new mandatory water restrictions in the Golden State, pushing back against the idea of applying them to the farming industry, which uses the bulk of the water in the state. Extending the limits to the agricultural industry would amplify harm to agriculture producers already suffering through the state’s four-year drought, Mr. Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are people in agriculture that are really suffering,” he said….Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also on Sunday said the drought is...

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Ag Today Friday, April 3, 2015

Gov. Brown's drought plan goes easy on agriculture [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Jerry Brown's historic order to curb California's water use largely bypasses agriculture, the state's biggest water user, setting off debate about whether growers are getting a pass.…For critics of Brown's plan, it's ineffective policy to crack down on watering suburban yards while largely ignoring the vast, still-green expanses of the state's fruit and vegetable garden.…Other water experts and growers say that agriculture has already suffered severe cutbacks as a result of the drawn-out drought, now in its fourth year.…"I think much of California is all of a sudden...

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Ag Today Friday, April 3, 2015

Gov. Brown's drought plan goes easy on agriculture [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Jerry Brown's historic order to curb California's water use largely bypasses agriculture, the state's biggest water user, setting off debate about whether growers are getting a pass.…For critics of Brown's plan, it's ineffective policy to crack down on watering suburban yards while largely ignoring the vast, still-green expanses of the state's fruit and vegetable garden.…Other water experts and growers say that agriculture has already suffered severe cutbacks as a result of the drawn-out drought, now in its fourth year.…"I think much of California is all of a sudden...

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Ag Today Friday, April 3, 2015

Gov. Brown's drought plan goes easy on agriculture [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Jerry Brown's historic order to curb California's water use largely bypasses agriculture, the state's biggest water user, setting off debate about whether growers are getting a pass.…For critics of Brown's plan, it's ineffective policy to crack down on watering suburban yards while largely ignoring the vast, still-green expanses of the state's fruit and vegetable garden.…Other water experts and growers say that agriculture has already suffered severe cutbacks as a result of the drawn-out drought, now in its fourth year.…"I think much of California is all of a sudden...

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Ag Today Friday, April 3, 2015

Gov. Brown's drought plan goes easy on agriculture [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Jerry Brown's historic order to curb California's water use largely bypasses agriculture, the state's biggest water user, setting off debate about whether growers are getting a pass.…For critics of Brown's plan, it's ineffective policy to crack down on watering suburban yards while largely ignoring the vast, still-green expanses of the state's fruit and vegetable garden.…Other water experts and growers say that agriculture has already suffered severe cutbacks as a result of the drawn-out drought, now in its fourth year.…"I think much of California is all of a sudden...

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Ag Today Friday, April 3, 2015

Gov. Brown's drought plan goes easy on agriculture [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Jerry Brown's historic order to curb California's water use largely bypasses agriculture, the state's biggest water user, setting off debate about whether growers are getting a pass.…For critics of Brown's plan, it's ineffective policy to crack down on watering suburban yards while largely ignoring the vast, still-green expanses of the state's fruit and vegetable garden.…Other water experts and growers say that agriculture has already suffered severe cutbacks as a result of the drawn-out drought, now in its fourth year.…"I think much of California is all of a sudden...

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