Wednesday, December 7, 2022
DWR engineering geologist measures groundwater levels

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

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Press Release Provided by CA Dept. of Water Resources    A new web-based tool developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR)...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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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

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the United States of America is nearing its 250 years in existence (a...
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Concerns Rise at the Water Summit

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Water Association of Kern County held their Water Summit May 19th after a two...
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KCFB News: President’s Message

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonpartisan group that provides independent, objective...
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KCFB President’s Message April 2022

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW! It’s only been 30 days since I last wrote an article, but it...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert California is progressing toward...
newly planted almond trees

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Hopefully you read my last month’s article about the receipt of the Department of...
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Orchard Recycling, Water Issues Among Topics Discussed at World Ag Expo Seminars

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The World Ag Expo returned to Tulare, Calif., on...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Politics Aside, Is it Effective?

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice OPINION: Judicious businesses are regularly evaluating whether the things they are spending time and...
Calero reservoir California

KCFB President’s Message: Engagement is Vital

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are, already in February 2022, and at the time that I am...
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Making Long Term Decisions in the Face of Water Supply Uncertainty

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics “Water Supply Challenges and Solutions: 2022 Outlook”—such was the topic for a panel at the...
San Luis water reservoir

New Initiative Seeks Permanent Water Funding Solutions for California

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Jenifer VanAlstein Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A powerhouse volunteer steering committee has been gathering signatures...
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Moving Towards Sustainable Water Supplies

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics SGMA, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, has lots of folks worried, and for good reason....
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President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in December already with a new year just around the corner...
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Grapes Take the Lead in the Kern County 2020 Crop Report

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On September 28, 2021, Kern County Agriculture Commissioner Glenn Fankhauser released the 2020 Crop...
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Research Seeks Resilience for Aquifers

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By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation One day in early October, a group of University...

Working With Strangers to Make the Pie Bigger

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Sustainable Groundwater Act (SGMA) has had some unfortunate side effects. It has pitted neighbor...
Few delta smelt remain in the wild

Is There Any Hope for Delta Smelt?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Delta smelt have been protected under both the federal and state Endeared Species Acts since...
California Aqueduct

COMMENTARY: Who’s Actually Leading the State’s Water Infrastructure?

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California has been a state for nearly 200 years. One might think by now...
Mammoth Lakes during drought

Rural California Hammered as Drought Spreads

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert With depleted reservoirs and...
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DWR to Use Innovative Airborne Tech to Map State’s Groundwater Basins

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is using an innovative, helicopter-based technology...

An Environmental Vision

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Environmentally, the San Joaquin Valley is very different from what it was 170 years ago....
Friant-Kern Canal in California

California Water Management Problem

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California is in yet another tough water year. It seems as though we are...

State Releases its First Reviews of Local SGMA Plans

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Against the backdrop of...
Glen Gordon, engineering geologist with the California Department of Water Resources, cleans the tape used to measure the water depth at specific agricultural wells in Colusa County on March 17, 2016 (DWR)

State Water Agencies, CA Water Data Consortium and EDF Partner on Groundwater Accounting Platform...

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Press Release Provided by Department of Water Resources State water agencies, the California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)...