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Tulare Lake Stirs

Tulare Lake Stirs

Flood Releases Help Kings Irrigation Districts Recharge January 15,2017- Last weekend’s warm rains were felt up to the 9500ft elevation and local rivers became torrents of runoff. The Kaweah River …

Water Bill Could Speed Pumping South, Right Away

Water Bill Could Speed Pumping South, Right Away

December 14,2016- The water picture looks brighter this week with the Congressional passage a few days ago of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN) on a…

Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

December 4,2016- Key California reservoirs are storing more water this water-year than they were this time last year. Early winter storms have added what was a improved carryover from last…

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Fewer Raisins Planted Those famous dancing raisins are fewer these days, pushed out by more lucrative crops in the Central Valley. In 2002, California raisins were grown on some 280,000…

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Jonathan Bixler Appointed Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner. Former San Mateo County Agricultural Biologist/Specialist IV, Jonathan Bixler, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural…

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

November 4,2016- Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 The state Pink Bollworm agency has announced that in the San Joaquin Valley the total mapped acreage of all types…

State Water Board Proposes Increased Water Flows for Fish on San Joaquin River and Tributaries

State Water Board Proposes Increased Water Flows for Fish on San Joaquin River and Tributaries

September 16,2016- from ACWA The State Water Resources Control Board September 15 released a draft proposal for the San Joaquin River that would require a significant increase in unimpaired flows…

Farmworker Overtime Bill Passes

Farmworker Overtime Bill Passes

August 29,2016 Hailed by farmworker advocates and decried by farmers, Assembly Bill 1066 passed on a 44-32 vote Monday August 29. The bill that would expanding overtime pay for farmworkers…

Pistachios & Almonds Look Good For Fall

Pistachios & Almonds Look Good For Fall

August 21,2016- This fall’s pistachio and almond crops look both good and big, in comparison with last year. California’s pistachio production fell last year because of “blanking” caused by the…

Central Valley Ag Beat: When Cows Fly,Mandarins Shine

Central Valley Ag Beat: When Cows Fly,Mandarins Shine

August15,2016- Dairy Operators Fight Methane Regulation California dairy farmers are fighting against a bill  pushed by the Air Resource Board that could further regulate methane emissions from their cows arguing…