The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the initial water allocation available to water contractors for calendar year 2014 is 5%. According to a DWR press release, “The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries.”
Harold Edwards might be the poster child for everything modern agriculture wants to be. He is a well-educated, fifth generation farmer from Ventura County, whose family has been farming the same land for many, many decades, and he also has much international businbess experience in the consumer products arena
Though the notion that “I’m from the government and I am here to help,” tends to have negative connotations for most agricultural producers, that may not be the case when it comes to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
The California Legislature closed down the first year of the 2013-14 session on September 12 with a flurry of activity between majority Democrats and Governor Brown that produced agreements on several major issues. Agriculture-specific legislation, however, was not as prevalent as in most years.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released new proposed control measures for Chloropicrin use on May 15th. It is important to note that these measures, as currently proposed, are more stringent than both the Federal EPA’s and DPR’s current application requirements.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released new proposed control measures for Chloropicrin use on May 15th. It is important to note that these measures, as currently proposed, are more stringent...