Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Agriculture added to greenhouse gas reduction plan http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the recent scoping plan announcement that agriculture is now expected to contribute specific GHG reductions, ABC’s Gabriele Ludwig said it is unclear whether such voluntary protocols will ultimately become mandatory in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan#comments Government Management Rice Tree Nuts Gold Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:00 +0000 148161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water storage key element sought in water bonds http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds#comments Government Grapes Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 148171 at http://westernfarmpress.com How are all those political contributions working out? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out <div class="node-body blog-body">How effective are political donations from California agriculture?</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/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 148141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag's diminishing patience could hurt political races http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races <div class="node-body blog-body">Agricultural donations to Republican races could be cut over immigration issues</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/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 147991 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California State Capitol.</p> Pesticide registration decision may bring suit against EPA http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Activist groups are threatening to sue EPA over the agency's decision to register a new pesticide — cyantraniliprole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa#comments Government Grapes Management Tree Nuts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 147881 at http://westernfarmpress.com CAFA members join national group for D.C. fly-in http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-members-join-national-group-dc-fly <div class="field-byline"> Spencer Halsey, Executive Director, California Alfalfa &amp; Forage Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The alfalfa industry is not looking for anything special, but is simply interested in establishing a level playing field with other crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-members-join-national-group-dc-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-members-join-national-group-dc-fly#comments Alfalfa Government Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 147811 at http://westernfarmpress.com Proposed rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction released http://westernfarmpress.com/government/proposed-rule-clean-water-act-jurisdiction-released <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Obama administration released a long awaited regulatory proposal that would bring nearly all rivers, streams and creeks under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/proposed-rule-clean-water-act-jurisdiction-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/proposed-rule-clean-water-act-jurisdiction-released#comments Government Irrigation Management Gold Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Medfly infestation discovered in central Los Angeles http://westernfarmpress.com/government/medfly-infestation-discovered-central-los-angeles <div class="node-body article-body">Mediterranean fruit fly infestation discovered in central Los Angeles; quarantine declared.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/medfly-infestation-discovered-central-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/medfly-infestation-discovered-central-los-angeles#comments Government Gold Insects Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:51:00 +0000 147591 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Adult Medfly.</p> March 25 was not just National Ag Day http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day <div class="node-body blog-body">National Ag Day and National Medal of Honor Day on same day: which one got more attention?</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/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 147421 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. Medals of Honor. From Wikimedia Commons.</p> House moves regulatory relief bills http://westernfarmpress.com/government/house-moves-regulatory-relief-bills <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives took action on two bills that the agricultural community has strongly supported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/house-moves-regulatory-relief-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/house-moves-regulatory-relief-bills#comments Government Irrigation Gold Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147091 at http://westernfarmpress.com