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California's mandated 25-percent water conservation target was exceeded in June.
California achieves water conservation targets in June
California achieves water conservation targets in June.
California reservoirs are going dry
Western Growers lauds Senators over drought bill
Western Growers lauds Senators Feinstein and Boxer for introduction of California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015
California Department of Pesticide Regulations destroys imported fruit
DPR fines companies for food safety violations
Several California food wholesalers fined by Department of Pesticide Regulations for selling produce with excessive levels of pesticide residue
Flood irrigation is a common practice among some California farming operations
10 must-read drought stories for July 29
10 water stories you won't want to miss.
Female Oriental fruit fly
Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued for Cupertino, Calif.
Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued in Cupertino, Calif.
California almonds have positive impacts on greenhouse gas reduction
Research suggests almonds may be carbon neutral
University of California indicates almonds may be carbon neutral
Pyramid Lake
10 must-read drought stories for July 22
10 must-read drought stories for July 22
McGlothlin appointed to SJV Air District Advisory Committee

The Fresno County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors has appointed Christopher McGlothlin of the California Cotton & Ginners Associations to a three-year term on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). 

McGlothlin will serve as the industry alternate for Fresno County. The CAC consists of 24 primary and 24 alternate members.

Westlands Water District praises House passage of federal water bill

The July 16 passage of H.R. 2898 - the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (HR 2898) - is a positive step toward legislation that could bring common sense to supply water and protect listed species, according to the Westlands Water District (WWD).

The district says the legislation demonstrates the possibility to advance legislation that can balance the needs of people and the environment.

Supima leadership
Supima President Jesse Curlee will retire in December
Supima President Jesse Curlee will retire in December
Storm clouds over Central California
10 must-read drought stories for July 15
10 must-read drought stories for July 15
CAWG to recognize 2015 grower, leader of the year

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) will present its 2015 grower and leader of the year awards during its two-day Summer Conference July 22-23 in Napa, Calif.

Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards, will receive the ‘Grower of the Year’ honor for his contributions to the Napa Valley's reputation as a world-class wine grape growing region.

Chlorpyrifos is now a restricted use material
New regulations: Chlorpyrifos labeled 'restricted use' in California effective July 1
Chlorpyrifos a 'restricted use' pesticide in California effective July 1, 2015
$150 million, new partnership on water quality, quantity in California
The Sierra-Cascade California Headwaters provides 25 million Californians with drinking water and much of the water for irrigated agriculture in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.
Want to lead in California’s wheat industry?

The California Wheat Commission (CWC) will conduct district elections in July and August for the positions of commissioner and alternate commissioner for three commission grower districts. 

The wheat grower districts include: District 1 – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties; District 4 – Alameda, Alpine, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne counties; and District 7 – Inyo, Kings, and Tulare counties.

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