Water

California water supply cuts subject of regional districts’ lawsuit

California's reservoirs are nearly empty due to historic drought conditions. Water supplies for many farmers are curtailed or cut off entirely, leaving them to hope that Mother Nature brings winter rain and snowpack to rescue... more »

Assembly action on SB 559 decried by California fresh produce industry

In response to California State Sen. Melissa Hurtado being forced to pull SB 559 after the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee removed all funding provisions, a coalition of leading California fresh produce organizations issued the... more »

Satellite image project measuring double cropping in fields funded by NASA

With a $100,000 grant from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Western Water Applications Office, Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of satellite imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping... more »

Customized solar solutions for agriculture offered by Valley Irrigation

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation announced Sept. 2 the expansion of its solar solutions into the United States. “Solar energy is the key to maximizing efficiency and sustainability,”  Darren Siekman, vice president of water delivery and... more »

Applications for drought resiliency competitive grants open in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a competitive grant program to assist with projects that help Colorado anticipate, prepare for, mitigate, adapt to, or respond to any event, trend, or climatological disturbance... more »

Klamath River watershed managers balance California farmers, fish

A state drought curtailment regulation, adopted in early August for the Klamath River watershed, calls for minimum in-stream flows but also incorporates potential voluntary actions to achieve water savings to help fish and keep farmers... more »

Infrastructure bill to benefit water projects in West

With vast swaths of the West experiencing exceptional or extreme drought conditions and more than 90 active wildfires, a national coalition led by the California Farm Bureau has helped secure Senate approval for major federal... more »

Heat, drought cutting into California tomato harvest

Mother Nature may have cranked up the thermostat, but Sutter County, California, grower Dave Richter said he still expects his processing tomatoes to reach the cannery in good shape. When the temperature reaches 103 or... more »

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