Water in Agriculture Forum Highlights Cooperation Between California and Israel

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  Secretary Karen Ross and Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel signed a Letter of Intent (see below) on agricultural cooperation furthering the commitment between California and Israel in addressing issues related to a changing climate. The document was signed during the opening ceremony of the Water in Agriculture – Seminar & Discussion being held in Sacramento, jointly hosted by the CDFA and …

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California Dairy Inches Closer to FMMO

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The USDA will head to the Clovis area on Wednesday, February 22, to follow up on the California dairy proposal it released earlier this month. That proposal was the recommendation of a federal milk marketing order, which would incorporate all of California. California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross said Wednesday’s session is an important part of the …

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Obama Designates New National Monuments Along California Coast

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California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s action under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906 to expand the California Coastal National Monument to include six individual sites across the northern, central, and southern California Coast:  Trinidad Head, Lost Coast Headlands, Waluplh-Lighthouse Ranch, Piedras Blancas, Cotoni-Coast Dairies, and Orange County …

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Water Action Plan Progress Highlighted

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Considerable Progress of 2016 Detailed in New Report A new report from several California agencies tracks the significant progress made in 2016 toward achievement of the California Water Action Plan – progress that builds the reliability and resiliency of our water resources. The report released today highlights the achievements of 2016, the third year that state agencies have been coordinating …

Sacramento River, seen in Redding, California.

‘One-Two Punch’ of River Flow Plans Hits Rural California

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Plans announced to dedicate more Sacramento River flows to fish will harm farms and ranches statewide, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. By limiting the amount of water that could be stored in reservoirs, CFBF President Paul Wenger said, the draft proposal from the State Water Resources Control Board would reduce surface-water supplies on which much of California depends.

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California Saw Snow Drought in 2016

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Statewide water conservation vital for surviving uncertain climate future California’s 2016 Water Year draws to a close, ending a fourth year marked by meager precipitation that fell more often as rain than snow. Record warm temperatures created an early and below-average runoff that was in large part absorbed by parched soil before ever reaching the State’s reservoirs. The water content …

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Delta Smelt Strategy Shows Promising Results

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Comprehensive Approach Seeks to Reverse Decline in Smelt Population The initial monitoring of a new strategy to improve conditions for the endangered Delta smelt shows significant promise in creating a bloom in the plankton that nourish these imperiled fish.  State and federal leaders were joined today by Sacramento Valley farmers and water providers along the banks of the Yolo Bypass …