Senator Galgiani Introduces Water Bond Legislation

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced new legislation today to place a water bond on the November 2014 ballot that prioritizes water storage benefiting all Californians. SB 1370 greatly scales back …

USDA Announces New Grants to Help Communities Meet Water Challenges in Coming Years

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$6 Million in Fiscal Year 2014, Up to $30 Million Over Next Five Years Available WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA’s National Institute …

USDA Video: This Week @ USDA February 21

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A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/u… http://www.usda.gov/oce/

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Public Review Period Extended 60 Days

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 180-day period responds to public requests for addition time to review and comment Lead state and federal agencies today extended the public comment period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation …

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary results: “The preliminary data released today provide a snapshot of a strong …

USDA Releases a First Look at 2012 Census of Agriculture Results

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SACRAMENTO – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary results providing a first look at state and national data.  …

“Voices from the Land” Conservation in American Agriculture Briefing Highlights Environmental Award Winners

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On USDA Blog by Ann Mills, Deputy Under Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment “Water conservation begins where the first drop of rain falls…most likely on private working lands.” This …

Costa Introduces Drought Relief Legislation

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From the Office of Congressman Jim Costa Washington, DC — Rep. Jim Costa introduced emergency legislation that will help maximize available resources and assist farmers and communities during this historically …

California Farm Bureau Supports Senate Bill to Address Water Crisis

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With farmers and ranchers struggling against drought and subsequent water shortages, the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation said he welcomes Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s legislation tackling the state’s water …