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World Ag Expo Underscores Water Education and SGMA Compliance  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  For years, water woes have plagued growers in the Central Valley. From decreased groundwater allocations and critically...

Farmers Regroup After Storms Batter State 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With a respite from stormy weather, farmers...

Valadao Calls for Increased Water Storage Ahead of Major Storms  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As a pair of atmospheric storms near California, Congressman David Valadao addressed the House Floor...
Friant-Kern Canal

Staring Down a Third Strike 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) has presented a new and different set of challenges...

Healthy reservoir levels offset scant snowpack depths 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Unlike early 2023, when nonstop atmospheric river...

The Involuntary Agreement

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Many of California’s native fish species are in serious trouble. They face significant population decline,...

The Need to Do Your Homework and Carry a Big Stick

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Farmers’ water rights have been under attack for decades now. The list of acronyms is...

Floodwaters on farms help boost aquifers 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation The historically wet winter early this year...

New ‘Waters of The U.S.’ Rule Still Problematic For Farmers

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation.  After the U.S. Supreme Court set boundaries...

Kern’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan Deemed Inadequate

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Trouble is brewing. Early in March, California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its decision...
Northern California flood - Yolo Bypass Area

KCFB: President’s Message

WOW, here we are in April and just finished March, which had more atmospheric river events. I am writing this article...
field being irrigated

State Declares Six Aquifer Plans As Out of Compliance

Christine Souza Assistant Editor Ag Alert Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation California water officials delivered...

State & Local Officials Highlight $15 Million in Investments for Local Water Resilience Projects...

Press Release provided by the California Department of Water Resources On February 24th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) joined California...
snow on mountains

KCFB: President’s Message

Let me begin this article with an update on State Water Project (SWP) water allocations. When I was writing my February...
flooded field

California Sends $15 Million to Central Valley Communities to Support Flood Control, Water Supply...

Press Release provided by the California Department of Water Resources With California experiencing extreme storm events like those seen in January amid...
earth showing path of el nino

Kern County Farm Bureau President’s Message

Welcome to 2023! Hope that you and your families had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. By Patty Poire, President,...
snowpack measuring at Phillips Station

Snowpack, Storms Lift Water-Supply Hopes

By Peter Hecht Chief Editor of Publications for the California Farm Bureau Federation  Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Barely more...
An aerial view of agricultural fields covered with water in Butte County

State Agencies Fast-track Groundwater Recharge Pilot Project to Capture Flood Waters for Underground Storage

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is partnering with the State Water...

COMMENTARY: These Four Projects Can Solve Water Crisis, Protect Farms

By Edward Ring, Senior Fellow, California Policy Center Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Despite seasonal rainfall at normal levels so...
Leonicio Ramirez and Tania Ramirez

DWR Launches Public Comment Period for LandFlex Program to Protect Drinking Water Supplies

Press Release by the California Department of Water Resources In drought-stricken communities, drinking water wells are going dry because groundwater is being...
farmer working water pump

Efforts to Protect Groundwater Are Tested by Drought

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Balancing the state’s groundwater...
panel discussion

DWR Symposium Highlights the Need to Prepare for Flooding Even During a Drought

Press Release by California Department of Water Resources With California in extreme drought and facing ongoing extreme climate events, the Department of...
dry pond

DWR Provides Funding to City of Coalinga for Emergency Water Purchase

Press Release Provided by Department of Water Resources   The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today awarded $1.2 million to the City...
Lare Oroville

New Water Year Begins Amid Preparations for Continued Drought

Press Release provided by California Department of Water Resources Conserving water has become a way of life in California, especially as projections...
Savory Pond Expansion

DWR Now Accepting Applications for $510 Million in Financial Assistance to Support Water Supply...

Press Release provided by California Department of Water Resources  As California prepares for extreme drought to extend into a fourth year, the...
vineyard

Ancient Nutrient Biochar May Boost Farming Future

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Exeter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California may be primed to become a production hotbed for...