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Alternatives sought for farm fallowing in California amid dust worries

Farmers, researchers, government officials and water managers are looking at ways to ease the transition to fallowed ground and mitigate concerns such as dust. more »

Extensive water monitoring at Belding Farms

Continued moves to efficiency are priority for this West Texas farm. more »

Almond Alliance supports growers whipsawed by supply chains, water

California growers could suffer irreparable harm if the supply chain issues aren’t fixed, and drought conditions have been for all but one year since 2011. Farmers are preparing for the worst in 2022. more »

Farm, business groups call for action on water projects

Drought is set to cripple California food, energy and housing, and agriculture and business groups are imploring California to set clear goals for boosting water storage and supplies. more »

APG attends ‘Save Our Communities’ water rally

Hosted by over 50 ag organizations, hundreds of participants concerned with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act spoke of how their California communities might be affected. more »

Grower input wanted for water resources study

Researchers and Extension specialists working across California, New Mexico and Utah seek to understand how growers manage water resources, and to provide potential support for drought management. more »

Local solutions central to California water forum

Renegotiating water rights is a big concern for ag, and state farm bureaus are facing roadblocks to their many proposed solutions to the state's water crisis. more »

‘MRI for the Earth’ probes groundwater from the air

A new technology sends electromagnetic signals 1,000 feet into the earth to collect data and create images that help determine an aquifer's water level. more »

Butte County, California, farmers propose new water district

The proposed Tuscan Water District will cover over 100,000 acres, largely tree crops, in an area currently not served by a water district. more »

Water cuts leave hard choices for farmers

Decisions have to be made on what to fallow, as California sees the lowest January, February and March precipitation levels in over 160 years. more »

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