Water

There’s a danger in over-simplifying California water conservation

You hear it every time drought returns to California: "Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth." "Collect shower water in a bucket before it warms up." While valuable, these tried and true drought... more »

Construction begins on drought barrier in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

In response to worsening drought conditions in California, on June 3 the Department of Water Resources began construction on a temporary emergency drought barrier on the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The... more »

California farm groups seek review of order on fertilizer use

Saying new regional regulations will have a profound impact on food production, farm organizations have petitioned the California State Water Resources Control Board to review a regional board's order limiting applications of fertilizer and other... more »

California irrigation districts look to transfers as water dwindles

With very little water to spare this drought year, water districts struggling with limited or no supplies look to their counterparts in other districts to negotiate water transfers to add whatever flexibility they can. Districts... more »

California expands drought emergency to several more counties

On May 11, California Gov. Gavin Newsom significantly expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include the Klamath River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed counties, where accelerated action is needed to... more »

Lodi, California, Water Management Workshop III for winegrowers is May 13

The University of California Lodi Water Management Workshop III will be held May 13, from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, noon-2:45 p.m. Eastern. The free workshop is being presented by the Lodi Winegrape Commission,... more »

Funding set for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act projects in California

The California Department of Water Resources is awarding funding support for six projects to address the impact of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A total of $26 million in grant funding is being made available... more »

Multi-state conservation project awarded nearly $8M for Western Lake Erie Basin

Recently, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that a multi-state conservation program – led by Indiana and including the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a key partner – received $7,780,799 to... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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