An Arizona coalition details importance of agricultural water allocations

The fate of the Colorado River is uncertain due to a prolonged drought in the west. As a result, Yuma County Agriculture Water Coalition and Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, located in Arizona, are d... more »

Storm deluge stirs hope for water supply

California farmers are encouraged by the series of atmospheric river storms that brought near-record rain and snow, filling depleted reservoirs and bolstering the snowpack. Frost Pauli, vineyard ma... more »

UC Davis looks at vegetation for infiltration

More California growers are looking to incorporate some form of agriculturally managed recharge into their water management plans, and UC Davis developed a soil tool to help determine suitability. more »

Groundwater sustainably and protection of vulnerable domestic wells in California via LandFlex

Multiple organizations have teamed up to introduce LandFlex — a program that reduces groundwater demand by contracting with farmers to rotationally and temporarily fallow ground in areas deeply dependent on groundwater for domestic well supplies. more »

California Farm Bureau president calls for restoring farm bounty

Jamie Johansson, California Farm Bureau president, insists California’s agricultural producers can do more than just survive — if only state policymakers reject their prevailing mindset and embrace one that is geared toward abundance. more »

Water rules add to challenges for California farmers

Costs are high, water is scarce, and prices to growers are low. With the economics of tree crops the toughest they've been in decades, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? more »

California farmers march on Capitol, protest water fees

Farmers from California's Central Valley received zero federal water deliveries, and severely reduced state allocations. Now hit with groundwater pumping fines, farmers took to the Capitol to protest. more »

Newsom highlights latest efforts to address California water concerns

Hotter and drier weather conditions could reduce California’s water supply by up to 10% by the year 2040. more »

Assembly panel urged to keep farmers in California

With technology making other regions newly viable, legislation providing restrictions, and drought forcing the fallowing of farmland, California growers continue to face significant challenges. more »

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 »

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