Thanks to several storm systems to begin the calendar year, California’s current snowpack is now on pace to match a historic record. One important program facing substantial budget cuts is the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program. Although challenging for growers in the short term, the short crop helps provide more stability in the market overall. The Department of Water Resources has issued decisions for groundwater sustainability plans for a dozen critically overdrafted groundwater basins. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to receive the latest agricultural headlines every week.