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Kern County Ag Feels the Pinch as Land Values Drop 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Despite the recent 2023 Land Value summary from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing that...

Kern County Still Short on Recharge Capacity

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics It was an impressive year for groundwater recharge in Kern County. However, far more is...

Water Politics Alter California’s Ag Future

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Since its implementation in 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has monopolized California’s political landscape, propelling...
Groundwater recharge in an almond orchard

ACWA Spring Conference Takeaways

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) held its spring conference in Monterey May 9-11....
Aqueduct in Los Angeles County California

KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in the middle of 2023; what a weather year it has...
Sierra Nevada mountains covered in snow

President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Today is April 5th, a lovely spring day of 65 degrees in Kern County....
Emily Rooney

Emily Rooney Named to DWR Task Force

Reprinted with Permission from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) The Department of Water Resources (DWR) selected Ag Council President Emily Rooney...

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...
Aaron Cuthbertson measures groundwater levels

DWR Awards $25 Million in LandFlex Grants to Protect Drinking Water Wells

Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR), in coordination with the California Department of...
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...
Water Legislation Update panel at BC

WAKC Hosts Water Legislative Update

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On July 26th, 2022 the Water Association of Kern County held a Water Legislation...
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

State Water Contractors Applaud Release of Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Conveyance...

Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On July 27th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Draft Environmental Impact...
dry soil

$193 Million in Grant Funding Now Available for Water Infrastructure and Resilience Projects

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Grant Program Guidelines and...

Local Solutions Central to Water Forum

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Facing a third year...
Row crops with groundwater irrigation in Castroville

DWR Awards $150 Million to Support Communities That Rely on Groundwater

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, the...
men conducting snow survey at Phillips Station

Dry January Conditions Return Snowpack to Near Average Levels

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the second snow survey...
Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Attends Historical Groundbreaking of Construction On Friant-Kern Canal

Press release provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado On January 25th, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after attending the historical...
DWR staff conducting snowpack survey

Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack

Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the first snow survey of...
State Water Project Drought Action Map

DWR Announces Initial State Water Project Allocation, Additional Actions to Prepare for Third Dry...

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On December 1st, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced its initial State...
groundwater

President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in December already with a new year just around the corner...
dry land from drought

DWR Awards Another $25 Million in Drought Relief for Small Communities

Press Release by California Department of Water Resources As part of a continuing effort to address drought impacts across the state, the...