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Ag Today Tuesday, 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. Most folks in farm country are expecting the same number as last year — zero for both east and west sides of the Valley. Consecutive years of no river water would be another unprecedented body punch from a drought dating back to the winter of 2011-12….This week, the angst will come from the...

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Ag Today Tuesday, 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. Most folks in farm country are expecting the same number as last year — zero for both east and west sides of the Valley. Consecutive years of no river water would be another unprecedented body punch from a drought dating back to the winter of 2011-12….This week, the angst will come from the...

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Ag Today Tuesday, 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. Most folks in farm country are expecting the same number as last year — zero for both east and west sides of the Valley. Consecutive years of no river water would be another unprecedented body punch from a drought dating back to the winter of 2011-12….This week, the angst will come from the...

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Ag Today Tuesday, 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. Most folks in farm country are expecting the same number as last year — zero for both east and west sides of the Valley. Consecutive years of no river water would be another unprecedented body punch from a drought dating back to the winter of 2011-12….This week, the angst will come from the...

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Ag Today Tuesday, 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. Most folks in farm country are expecting the same number as last year — zero for both east and west sides of the Valley. Consecutive years of no river water would be another unprecedented body punch from a drought dating back to the winter of 2011-12….This week, the angst will come from the...

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Ag Today Friday, February 13, 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. With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade….By some estimates, U.S. agricultural exports through the West Coast ports have fallen by some 50 percent as a result of the ports’ slowdown.http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article9911666.htmlHigh-speed rail agency behind schedule...

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Ag Today Friday, February 13, 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. With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade….By some estimates, U.S. agricultural exports through the West Coast ports have fallen by some 50 percent as a result of the ports’ slowdown.http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article9911666.htmlHigh-speed rail agency behind schedule...

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Ag Today Friday, February 13, 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. With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade….By some estimates, U.S. agricultural exports through the West Coast ports have fallen by some 50 percent as a result of the ports’ slowdown.http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article9911666.htmlHigh-speed rail agency behind schedule...

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Ag Today Friday, February 13, 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. With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade….By some estimates, U.S. agricultural exports through the West Coast ports have fallen by some 50 percent as a result of the ports’ slowdown.http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article9911666.htmlHigh-speed rail agency behind schedule...

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Ag Today Friday, February 13, 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. With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade….By some estimates, U.S. agricultural exports through the West Coast ports have fallen by some 50 percent as a result of the ports’ slowdown.http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article9911666.htmlHigh-speed rail agency behind schedule...

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