Sunday, June 16, 2024

Blueprint and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Sign Historic MOU 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  On May 8, 2024, in Sacramento, representatives for the Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin...

Steelhead Protections Could Bring New Water Restrictions 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A state determination that Southern California steelhead...

Kings County Water District Withdraws from Mid-Kings River GSA 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  During a special board meeting on May 29, the Kings County Water District voted to...

Revised State Budget Cuts $500 Million for Water Storage, Sites Reservoir Slowly Inching Forward

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the state budget plan released on May 10, aims...

Legislators Advance Agricultural Bills

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Legislators in California introduced 2,124 bills in Feb. — 1,505 in the Assembly and 619...

The Importance of Blogs You May Never Read – Speaking Truth to Power 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  When a private company fails to function efficiently and fails to provide a good or...
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Cotton Acreage to Surge in California Amid Favorable Conditions 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice   California’s cotton industry expects significant expansion in 2024 as a result of two consecutive, good...

Bureau of Reclamation Updates Water Allotments, Class 2 Friant Division Still at Zero 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation updated its initial 2024 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors...

Two in a Row: April Snow Survey Shows Above Average Snowpack for Second Straight...

After a dry start to the year, March storms provided boost to snowpack but runoff will be the key to future...

State Water Board Places Tulare Lake Subbasin on Probation

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California State Water Board placed the Tulare Lake Subbasin on probation as a result...

Balancing Fish and Flows

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  It was the 29th of February 2024. The big storm that would drop 10 feet...
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2024 Trends and Outlooks in Central Valley Agriculture  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The agricultural industry in California is one of the largest economic drivers in the state with over...
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DWR Releases New Groundwater Mapping Program 

Agricultural water use is deemed ‘very efficient.’  By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  In a bid to further monitor and control groundwater...
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ASFMRA Conference Unveils Insights into Agricultural Land Values 

SGMA Breakdown of the 2024 Trends in Agricultural Land and Lease Values. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agricultural land value continues...

Kern County Farm Bureau Celebrates 40 Years of Farm Day in the City

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The Kern County Farm Bureau’s 40th Annual Farm Day in the City event kicked off...

Kern County Water Summit Dives Deep Into Water Management

Summit panelists examine the complex relationship between water rights, SGMA compliance, and economic sectors in Kern County. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley...
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General Election Looms: Top Two Primary Winners Gear Up for November Battle

The 20th Congressional District race heats up as Fong dominates early results. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the dust settles...

Delta View Water Association Expands Reach to Kings County

New committee to address grower needs in Mid-Kings River and South Fork Kings GSAs. By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Delta View Water...

National Academies Re-engages in Delta Science Issues 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  The operators of the State and Federal water projects are in a very difficult position....

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...

National Fallout of California’s Ag Regulations 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  As the global agricultural leader with over 400 commodities, California has a major influence over...

Reclamation Announces Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocations

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2024 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors. Wet...

Newsom’s ‘Salmon Strategy’ Prioritizes Fish Runs

Dam removals are underway in California. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first strategy to restore the...

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...
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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...