Regulations http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5591/more en Water right curtailment orders flow from Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento <div class="node-body article-body">State Water Resources Control Board begins issuing curtailment orders to California farmers and ranchers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento#comments Irrigation Regulations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:31:00 +0000 157981 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California officials began issuing water curtailment orders for users on the Scott River and San Joaquin River watershed. The order affects junior rights holders.</p> Stretching water supplies, new labor regulations in the grape industry http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stretching-water-supplies-new-labor-regulations-grape-industry <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires employers to provide one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stretching-water-supplies-new-labor-regulations-grape-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stretching-water-supplies-new-labor-regulations-grape-industry#comments Grapes Drought Regulations Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:02:00 +0000 157241 at http://westernfarmpress.com Carson Smith, left, San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association chairman, visits with Ron Brase of California Ag Quest Consulting during a recent 'tailgate meeting.' NCC — Waters of the U.S. rule ‘overly burdensome’
 http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome <div class="field-byline"> Farm Press Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The proposed "waters of the U.S." rule could set farmers up for lawsuits for conducting normal farming practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome#comments Government Crops Environmental groups National Cotton Council Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:41:00 +0000 157001 at http://westernfarmpress.com People can't drink studies: they need water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water <div class="node-body blog-body">California can ill-afford to waste more time on studies as wells go dry and third-world conditions expand in the Golden State</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water#comments Irrigation Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 155841 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sacramento River at Red Bluff.</p> Newspapers challenge California to see need for water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Newspaper editorials begin to challenge public thought on how water is currently used in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water#comments Irrigation Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:49:00 +0000 155751 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Irrigation water in a California canal</p> Latest immigration policy could lead to scams http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams <div class="field-deck"> Farmworkers warned to deal only with Mexican Consul regarding legal paperwork </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MIgrant farmworkers are targets of fraud after recent Presidential order</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams#comments Government Regulations Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:12:00 +0000 155471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Mexican Consul Vicente Sanchez Ventura, foreground, recently joined with Nisei Farmers League President Manuel Cunha, left, to inform migrant farmworkers and employers of scams seeking to extort money from Mexican nationals in their attempt to gain legal work and residency status in the United States.</p> Water the cornerstone to building a better California http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-cornerstone-building-better-california <div class="node-body blog-body">Water availability needs to be higher on list when it comes to urban planning desires</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-cornerstone-building-better-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-cornerstone-building-better-california#comments Government Regulations Farm Press Blog Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:17:00 +0000 154881 at http://westernfarmpress.com California SWP users could get 10% allocation in 2015 http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-swp-users-could-get-10-allocation-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Number is an early estimate and could change based on rain and snow this winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California Department of Water Resources issues initial SWP allocation of 10% for 2015 deliveries</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-swp-users-could-get-10-allocation-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-swp-users-could-get-10-allocation-2015#comments Government Regulations Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:56:00 +0000 154461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California&#39;s Lake Oroville fell to its lowest level ever in mid-November, down to 898,000 acre feet of storage. The lake holds 3.5 million acre feet of water from the Feather River.</p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Who determines the value of carbon credits? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/who-determines-value-carbon-credits <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The buzz about carbon credits has been a steady, but relatively low hum in my estimation. The discussion needs to be taken beyond the visceral, new-idea level where thoughts are cool from a political perspective until you dig into them on a logical and philosophical level.</p> <p><a href="http://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov/wordpress/?p=7207">From a blog by the California Department of Food and Agriculture</a> comes a notice that the USDA gave money (government code speak: grant) to &ldquo;create a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/who-determines-value-carbon-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/who-determines-value-carbon-credits#comments Government Regulations Farm Press Blog Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:37:00 +0000 154201 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Can agriculture be a good source of carbon credits for industries that create greenhouse gasses?</p> Environmental groups petition to eliminate 72 pesticide inert ingredients http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/environmental-groups-petition-eliminate-72-pesticide-inert-ingredients <div class="node-body article-body">These inert chemicals - the non-active ingredients added to pesticides - including turpentine oil and nitrous oxide - are not currently used in current pesticides on the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/environmental-groups-petition-eliminate-72-pesticide-inert-ingredients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/environmental-groups-petition-eliminate-72-pesticide-inert-ingredients#comments Miscellaneous National Pesticides Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:55:00 +0000 153551 at http://westernfarmpress.com Getty Images