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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 »

Extensive water monitoring at Belding Farms

Continued moves to efficiency are priority for this West Texas pecan farm. “Sufficient water is the limiting factor for pecan production in West Texas." 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 »

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