Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Oct. 1 is deadline for livestock disaster assistance http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oct-1-deadline-livestock-disaster-assistance <div class="field-deck"> Farm Bill LFP funding to aid those with disaster-related losses </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deadline to apply for Livestock Forage Disaster Program funding is Oct. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oct-1-deadline-livestock-disaster-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oct-1-deadline-livestock-disaster-assistance#comments Government Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:54:00 +0000 151921 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California rangeland was left high and dry by a lack of rain last winter, forcing beef producers to feed more hay than usual.</p> 'We the People' suffer most from California water wars http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars <div class="node-body blog-body">San Joaquin Valley congressman openly critical of farmers who have concerns over his emergency water legislation</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/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars#comments Government Legislation Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:00 +0000 151881 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Friant Dam and Millerton Lake near Fresno, Calif.</p> Dairy producers eligible for margin protection funding http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-producers-eligible-margin-protection-funding <div class="node-body article-body">2014 Farm Bill provides financial assistance to dairy producers when margins tank</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-producers-eligible-margin-protection-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-producers-eligible-margin-protection-funding#comments Government Legislation Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:14:00 +0000 151871 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A new Farm Bill margin protection program provides dairy producers a financial safety net based on a formula that factors in the federal all-milk price, corn and alfalfa prices and the soybean meal price.</p> Farmworkers want decertification ballots counted http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted <div class="node-body gallery-body">Central Valley farm workers want immediate count of union decertification ballots</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted#comments Government Government Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:43:00 +0000 151751 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farm workers with Gerawan Farms in Fresno, Calif. protest in front of California ALRB offices, demanding that officials count ballots they cast last November to decertify the United Farm Workers of America from representing them in the work place.</p> Vague political promises promote pork programs http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">Vague political promises promote pork spending, particularly in California water politics</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/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:50:00 +0000 151631 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pork spending is popular practice with political leaders in Sacramento.</p> Will the next $7.5B truly flow to where needed? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars. Without patting him on the back or pouring cold water into his arguments, there’s a retired farmer from Central California who’s personally bankrolling an advertising campaign in several large California newspapers to ask a good question: Where has all the money gone that California voters approved over the years for water projects? </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/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 151551 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The State Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif.</p> California allocates more water rights than it can deliver http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-allocates-more-water-rights-it-can-deliver <div class="node-body article-body">University of California report suggests California allocates more water rights than it has water to deliver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-allocates-more-water-rights-it-can-deliver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-allocates-more-water-rights-it-can-deliver#comments Government Regulations Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 151541 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California researchers say more water is allocated by &quot;right&quot; than is available for delivery in California.</p> Tulelake research station benefits farmers in two states http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states <div class="node-body gallery-body">Farmers in two states share benefits of university research of one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states#comments Government Groups & Organizations Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:02:00 +0000 151461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>UCANR Vice President Barbara Allen Diaz looks at diseased potato roots during a field day at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center in Tulelake, Calif.</p> California GOP senators float slimmer water bond http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-gop-senators-float-slimmer-water-bond <div class="field-deck"> New measure seen as response to Governor's call for fiscal responsibility </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last-minute water bond measure floated by California Senate Republicans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-gop-senators-float-slimmer-water-bond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-gop-senators-float-slimmer-water-bond#comments Government Legislation Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:36:00 +0000 151321 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen, left, and California State Sen. Andy Vidak at a press conference near Bakersfield as&nbsp;60 acres of Valencia oranges were uprooted because the grower has no irrigation water to keep them alive.</p> Broad coalition promotes $10B water bond in California http://westernfarmpress.com/government/broad-coalition-promotes-10b-water-bond-california <div class="field-deck"> Governor's $6B plan called insulting "slap in the face" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wide segment of California interests want water bond to include storage, infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/broad-coalition-promotes-10b-water-bond-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/broad-coalition-promotes-10b-water-bond-california#comments Government Business Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:16:00 +0000 151281 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Manuel Cunha, president of the Nisei Farmers League, gestures during a press conference in Fresno at the numerous number of signatures on a letter calling on California Gov. Edmund Brown, Jr. to support a water bond with money for storage and infrastructure.</p>