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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Thursday, April 2, 2015

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown announces first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions [San Jose Mercury News] In a historic declaration atop a Sierra summit barren of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions, threatening hefty fines for communities -- and potential rate hikes for residents -- that fail to hit stepped-up conservation targets as the worst drought in state history enters its fourth year….So far, the impact of the drought -- now entering its fourth year -- has been felt most acutely by farmers, wildlife, and residents in lower-income communities that subsist on shallow private...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 1, 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….And it has huge implications for tens of millions of people who depend on water flowing downstream from melting snow — including the nation's most productive farming region, the California Central Valley. Last year was already a tough year at La Jolla Farming in Delano, Calif. Or as farm manager Jerry Schlitz puts it, "Last...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 1, 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….And it has huge implications for tens of millions of people who depend on water flowing downstream from melting snow — including the nation's most productive farming region, the California Central Valley. Last year was already a tough year at La Jolla Farming in Delano, Calif. Or as farm manager Jerry Schlitz puts it, "Last...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 1, 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….And it has huge implications for tens of millions of people who depend on water flowing downstream from melting snow — including the nation's most productive farming region, the California Central Valley. Last year was already a tough year at La Jolla Farming in Delano, Calif. Or as farm manager Jerry Schlitz puts it, "Last...

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Ag Today Wednesday, April 1, 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….And it has huge implications for tens of millions of people who depend on water flowing downstream from melting snow — including the nation's most productive farming region, the California Central Valley. Last year was already a tough year at La Jolla Farming in Delano, Calif. Or as farm manager Jerry Schlitz puts it, "Last...

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