Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en California achieves water conservation targets in June http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-achieves-water-conservation-targets-june <div class="node-body article-body">California achieves water conservation targets in June.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-achieves-water-conservation-targets-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-achieves-water-conservation-targets-june#comments Government Drought Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:57:00 +0000 160501 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California&#39;s mandated 25-percent water conservation target was exceeded in June.</p> Western Growers lauds Senators over drought bill http://westernfarmpress.com/government/western-growers-lauds-senators-over-drought-bill <div class="node-body article-body">Western Growers lauds Senators Feinstein and Boxer for introduction of California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/western-growers-lauds-senators-over-drought-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/western-growers-lauds-senators-over-drought-bill#comments Government Government Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:35:00 +0000 160481 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California&#39;s deepening drought crisis continues to show itself in reservoirs that are going dry.</p> Why good domestic agricultural policy is vital http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/why-good-domestic-agricultural-policy-vital <div class="node-body blog-body">Does America need better agricultural policy?</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/why-good-domestic-agricultural-policy-vital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/why-good-domestic-agricultural-policy-vital#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:10:00 +0000 160451 at http://westernfarmpress.com DPR fines companies for food safety violations http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-fines-companies-food-safety-violations <div class="field-deck"> Illegal pesticide residues claimed in recent action by California inspectors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several California food wholesalers fined by Department of Pesticide Regulations for selling produce with excessive levels of pesticide residue</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-fines-companies-food-safety-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-fines-companies-food-safety-violations#comments Government State Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:13:00 +0000 160431 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Inspectors with the California Department of Pesticide Regulations destroy lychees discovered with pesticide residues in excess of California legal standards.</p> Decades of failed leadership dry up progress http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/decades-failed-leadership-dry-progress <div class="node-body blog-body">Clarity of hindsight reveals decades of poor leadership 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/decades-failed-leadership-dry-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/decades-failed-leadership-dry-progress#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:26:00 +0000 160421 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Houseboats that should be floating sit in dry dock due in large part to California&#39;s failed water policy.</p> Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued for Cupertino, Calif. http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-quarantine-issued-cupertino-calif <div class="node-body article-body">Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued in Cupertino, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-quarantine-issued-cupertino-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-quarantine-issued-cupertino-calif#comments Government Foliar insects Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:17:00 +0000 160271 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A female Oriental fruit fly.</p> USDA photo HLB continues to spread in suburban Los Angeles http://westernfarmpress.com/government/hlb-continues-spread-suburban-los-angeles <div class="node-body article-body">Huanglongbing spreading in California's San Gabriel Valley</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/hlb-continues-spread-suburban-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/hlb-continues-spread-suburban-los-angeles#comments Government Orchard Crops Crops Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:48:00 +0000 160361 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Symptomatic yellowing of citrus leaves can be a tell-tale sign of Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease.</p> Westlands Water District praises House passage of federal water bill http://westernfarmpress.com/government/westlands-water-district-praises-house-passage-federal-water-bill <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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).</p> <p>The district says the legislation demonstrates the possibility to advance legislation that can balance the needs of people and the environment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/westlands-water-district-praises-house-passage-federal-water-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/westlands-water-district-praises-house-passage-federal-water-bill#comments Government Drought Non-farm bill agriculture Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:35:00 +0000 160151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Davis new Arizona Game and Fish Commission chair http://westernfarmpress.com/government/davis-new-arizona-game-and-fish-commission-chair <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kurt Davis is the new Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) chairman for the agency&rsquo;s 2015-2016 fiscal year.</p> <p>Davis, who took office July 1, succeeds Robert Mansell who will continue to serve on the commission until his successor is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.<br id="br36" /> &quot;Serving on a commission dedicated to conserving and protecting Arizona&#39;s wildlife - more than 800 species - is an honor of a lifetime,&rdquo; Davis said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/davis-new-arizona-game-and-fish-commission-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/davis-new-arizona-game-and-fish-commission-chair#comments Government Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:07:00 +0000 159901 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bighorn sheep - Getty Images. High-value commodities tied to record county farm values http://westernfarmpress.com/government/high-value-commodities-tied-record-county-farm-values <div class="field-deck"> Figures reflect gains in tree nuts, dairy, grapes and processing tomatoes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drought does not slow gains in some California commodity values</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/high-value-commodities-tied-record-county-farm-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/high-value-commodities-tied-record-county-farm-values#comments Government Crops Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:28:00 +0000 159681 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Milk production eclipsed all other values in Kings County, Calif. in 2014 on prices that remained in record territory for much of the year.</p>