Hostile water legislation that would have created Regional Water Augmentation Authorities (RWAA) with broad powers was held in the Arizona House Ag & Water Committee late Tuesday evening.  Western Growers led a coalition of farmers and businesses along with the City of Yuma, County Supervisors and ag industry representatives united in opposition to the bill.

AnnaMarie Knorr

A new tax on agricultural fertilizers, a new tax on food sold at retail and a new fee on all water users are at the center of a report issued yesterday to the Legislature by the State Water Resources Control Board that proposes numerous responses to nitrate in groundwater in two of the state’s most productive farm regions.

Dave Puglia

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