Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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...
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...
water canal

State Water Board Weighs Status of Six Aquifer Plans

Christine Souza, Assistant Editor Ag Alert Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Local agencies for six...
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...
California delta

The Delta Reform Act is in Need of Reform

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics As Valley farmers and water managers come to terms with the harsh reality of trying...
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...

Changing Focus

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics As 2023 sets in, farmers face ongoing questions regarding their water supplies. Challenges to long-standing methods...
farm laborers

KCFB: President’s Message: Welcome to 2023! Hope that you and your families had a...

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau I was going to start by saying Happy New Year to 2023 but I...
California wildfire

The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Misdiagnosis

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Misdiagnosis is something we generally think of when referring to the medical field, but...
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...
Trelawney Bullis

YF&R Member Tracks Water Supplies, Groundwater Rules

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation (This is the first...
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Experts Suggest No Easy Solutions for Water Woes

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics In July of 2020, the Governor released his Water Resilience Portfolio. It is the Administration’s...
DWR engineering geologist measures groundwater levels

DWR Launches New Web-based Mapping Tool Showing Nearly 3,000 Groundwater Sustainability Projects

Press Release Provided by CA Dept. of Water Resources    A new web-based tool developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR)...
grass growing

KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the United States of America is nearing its 250 years in existence (a...
water reservoir

Concerns Rise at the Water Summit

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Water Association of Kern County held their Water Summit May 19th after a two...
dry farmland california drought

KCFB News: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW, here we are in June where half of the year has come 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...
Gaven Newsom

Is Newsom’s Executive Order a Moratorium on Well Drilling? Here’s the Background Causing the...

By Don A. Wright, Publisher, Waterwrights.net Reprinted with permission from Waterwrights California’s Governor Gavin Newsom released Executive Order N-7-22 on March 28, 2022...
Russian River delta

PPIC Present Their Perspective on the Future of the Valley to State Legislators

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonpartisan group that provides independent, objective...