Water

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 »

Water cutbacks hit farmers in Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

Organic farmer Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, walks through rows of his aromatic stone fruit orchard, showing off sweet nectarines that thrive in the microclimate and rich soils in his corner... more »

Senate passage of infrastructure bill applauded by national ag, water group

With nearly two-thirds of the West experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and more than 90 active wildfires burning across the U.S., a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and... more »

USDA to make payments to reduce Klamath Basin irrigation demand

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by worsening drought conditions to provide relief to impacted California and Oregon producers in the Klamath River Basin. The announcement... more »

Installation of emergency salinity drought barrier done by DWR

After three weeks of round-the-clock work, the emergency drought salinity barrier was completed in late June. The barrier will help prevent saltwater contamination of water supplies used by millions of Californians who rely on Delta-based... more »

Broadband access essential to farm tech growth

Farmers and ranchers in the 21st century are increasingly turning to soil sensors, online data hubs and other advanced technologies designed to help them develop more precise uses of water and other inputs, and keep... more »

Rural California hammered as drought spreads

With depleted reservoirs and limited water supplies across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently expanded the drought emergency order to nine additional counties and signed an executive order calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water... more »

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