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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...

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...
watershed

National Coalition Pushes for Investment in Aging Water Infrastructure

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural...
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San Joaquin Valley Water Blueprint

A Key Focus at the Kern County Water Summit By Valley Ag Voice Staff On March 4th, the Water Association of Kern County...
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Warm, Dry Conditions Lead to Below Average Snowpack and Precipitation

Press Release Provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the third manual snow survey...
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Report Predicts How Water Losses Will Hit SJ Valley

By Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation San Joaquin Valley farmers say they hope a newly...
Donald Trump in Bakersfield

Trump Greets Thousands with Welcome News on Water Relief

By Valley Ag Voice Staff On Wednesday February 19th, President Donald Trump came to the Valley to sign an order to finalize...
Kern River

Kern River Basin Snowpack Well Below Normal

By Steve Lafond Special to the Valley Ag Voice The Kern River, commonly referred to as the “River of Feast or Famine”, is...
California aqueduct

Nuts Getting a Bad Rap for Sinking the California Aqueduct

by Lois Henry, SJVWater.com Reprinted with Permission from SJVwater.org  State water officials are blaming almond and pistachio orchards for sinking the California Aqueduct...
Kern River

Mixed Reaction Meets Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio

In early January, the Governor Newsom’s Administration issued it’s Water Resilience Portfolio.  According to releases, “the California Natural Resources Agency, California...
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Historic Step Taken in the Efforts to Respond to the State Groundwater Management Act...

by Valley Ag Voice Staff As local water leaders struggle to address the challenges poised by the State Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)...