Ag Alert By Robert Giblin February 4, 2015
The latest issue of Ag Alert® is now available online. Our Feb. 4 issue includes special reports onVegetables and we continue our California Water Crisis series. You can read full content of the newspaper by logging in to www.agalert.com.
Water rights: Farmers prepare for possibility of new curtailments
When it came, the notice was disappointing but not surprising: The State Water Resources Control Board warned farmers, ranchers and other people with water rights to prepare for another round of curtailments in 2015. Coming off a year that resulted in water cutbacks to farms even in the North State that historically enjoyed more secured supplies, some farmers say they are planning early for another year of possible reductions. Read more...
Flood plan could require more land as habitat
A long-term plan intended to improve flood protection in the Central Valley would affect tens of thousands of additional acres, including farmland that could be converted to permanent wildlife habitat, according to figures released in a new draft conservation strategy document from the California Department of Water Resources. Read more...
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