California almond grower describes impact of limited water supply

Some growers received zero surface water allocations and were forced to remove prime trees. This third-generation almond farmer and farm bureau president explains what that looks like. more »

Legislation provides more than $8B for water infrastructure in the West

A national coalition led by the California Farm Bureau has helped secure Senate approval for major federal investments in critical water projects. more »

Water curtailment would be ‘disastrous’ for California farmers

Many growers are closing in on harvest season, but using water to keep their trees alive – and having water rights holders' supplies shut off due to drought emergency – has farmers worried. more »

Infrastructure bill OK by Senate brings ag group’s call for House action

The act includes more than $8 billion for dam and canal repair, new surface and groundwater storage and conveyance facilities, water conservation and recycling projects, and watershed management and improved ecosystems in order to address critical water issues in the West. more »

Block grants to assist California, Oregon producers in Klamath River Basin

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist those affected. The pilot is part of a broader suite of programs available to producers to help recover losses from drought. more »

Saltwater contamination in water supplies addressed with barrier

112,000 pounds of riprap were ferried in as part of the emergency drought salinity barrier to prevent saltwater from intruding into California's freshwater. more »

Committee passes infrastructure bill; praised by national ag, water coalition

The act includes more than $8 billion for Western water projects that expand conservation and recycling, improve ecosystems, fix aged infrastructure and build new facilities. more »

Extreme drought impacts bring emergency action from risk management body

USDA is working with crop insurance companies to help expedite the claims process. more »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
Get one year of National Nut Grower in both print and digital editions.

Interested in reading the print edition of National Nut Grower?

Subscribe Today »