Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en 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> EPA emission rule helps guarantee cost-effective water delivery to Arizona farms http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final regional haze rule under the Clean Air Act which provides for an emission-reduction plan for the Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Ariz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms#comments Government Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:56:00 +0000 151101 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Navajo Generating Station on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeast Arizona. Aug. 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aug. 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week#comments Government Government Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 151031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farmers markets offer consumers an opportunity to buy vine and tree-ripened commodities, plus a host of other fresh products that may not be available in local grocery stores.</p> Farm Bill: Partnerships sought to boost Ag economy http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy <div class="node-body article-body">New panel approved by Farm Bill will help build partnerships to boost American agriculture</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy#comments Government Legislation Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 151021 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, speaks during a recent press conference at California State University, Fresno on the importance of the 2014 Farm Bill. He was joined by Fresno State President Joseph Castro.</p> CDFA grant will provide money to help save water http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water <div class="field-deck"> Deadline to apply online is July 29 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">State grant offers money to help farmers implement water saving measures</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water#comments Government Drought Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:27:00 +0000 150871 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farmers have access to millions in competitive grant funding to pay for water thrifty technology.</p>