Trying to beat the drought by using new technologies – that’s the goal of several research groups and universities with funding from USDA Conservation Innovation Grants. Rod Bain has more. Click to open or download audio report.
California isn’t the only state having water problems. In fact, the latest drought monitor report shows just how stubbornly persistent the current drought is. Gary Crawford reports. Click to open or download audio report.
The mountain snowpack accumulations for California will be well below normal this year, the second consecutive year for such low totals. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to open or download audio report.
More bad news for Central Valley growers, and one official says it could devastate local economies. Sabrina Hill has more. Click to open or download audio report.
A group of Central California growers are now waiting to hear if their testimony at a public hearing in Sacramento will make a difference when it comes to their water supply. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to open or download audio report.
“This insanity has to stop.” Those harsh words from the General Manager of the Westlands Water District. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Thomas W. Birmingham, General Manager, Westlands Water District, issued the following statement on the Bureau of Reclamation Allocation announcement: Today the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the initial water allocation for south-of-the Delta Central Valley Project (CVP) agricultural water service contractors is 25 percent. Although expected, this allocation is very disappointing and exemplifies the issues faced by farmers and other …
It’s easier said than done to upgrade and get clean, safe and potable water to rural residents. Susan Carter reports. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
AgNet West Radio Network Now Well Established In California – Announces Staff Changes AgNet West is pleased to announce Sabrina Hill as its new Farm News Director. “Considering the incredibly rapid and successful establishment of the network statewide to serve California farmers and the nation’s largest ag state, these new network role assignments are a prefect fit to match talents …
AgNet West is pleased to announce its newest tool to deliver agriculture news to California: the weekly AgNet West eNews. Starting February 7, 2013, it will arrive directly in email inboxes each Thursday. AgNet West eNews is specifically designed for farmers and others interested in California’s agriculture industry. A reader-friendly format will contain timely news stories, links to important agriculture …
The World Ag Expo is less than two weeks away and there are a number of seminars on irrigation for attendees this year. Sabrina Hill has more. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Have you returned your 2012 Census of Agriculture form? Sabrina Hill has more on why it’s important to do just that. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
The USDA has announced speakers for the 20-13 Agriculture Outlook Forum. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
The nation’s Agriculture Committee has a new leadership team. Sabrina Hill has more. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Census Provides Opportunity to Grow the Future of Agriculture 2012 Census of Agriculture Arriving in Mailboxes across America WASHINGTON, December 18, 2012 – It’s not every day that a walk to your mailbox leads to an opportunity to help shape farm programs, boost rural services and grow your farm future. But for producers across the country, that opportunity will soon …
WASHINGTON – Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the House Republican Conference re-elected him to serve
Water agencies in California, Arizona, and Nevada will soon be buying water from Mexico, under the terms of a recent agreement, but one of California’s major agricultural counties refused to sign the deal. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Attending the annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) this week in Kansas City, AgNet West farm broadcast team members are visiting with agricultural newsmakers on many of the national agriculture issues of our times. Among all the elections chatter, one interesting forum involved three former U. S. Secretaries of Agriculture. Each of them shared candid and …