Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Ag at Large Commentary - Farmers detect political drift http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ag-large-commentary-farmers-detect-political-drift <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee, Ag at Large Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although most farmers prefer farming to politics, they know that the political process affects them directly so they try to keep an eye on it. What they are detecting currently is a noticeable drift, particularly in California.</p> <p>The current legislature has saddled farmers-employers with stringent new requirements in the way they treat and pay their employees which has made it more difficult, even perilous, to operate some farm enterprises. Record keeping and awareness, along with compliance deadlines, require constant attention.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ag-large-commentary-farmers-detect-political-drift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ag-large-commentary-farmers-detect-political-drift#comments Government Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:45:00 +0000 164501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Could farmers face a total loss of chlorpyrifos? http://westernfarmpress.com/government/could-farmers-face-total-loss-chlorpyrifos <div class="field-deck"> Insecticide protects numerous crops from bug damage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EPA moves forward with proposed ban on chlorpyrifos </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/could-farmers-face-total-loss-chlorpyrifos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/could-farmers-face-total-loss-chlorpyrifos#comments Alfalfa Government Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Insecticides Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:15:00 +0000 164361 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Almond growers rely on chlorpyrifos products to control crop damage done by insects feeding on the maturing crop. According to University of California experts, this sort of clear gumming of the nuts is indicative of feeding damage done by leaffooted bug and stink bugs.</p> Tractor incentive program offers money to growers http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/tractor-incentive-program-offers-money-growers <div class="node-body article-body">Incentives offered by California air district to help growers purchase clean-burning tractors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/tractor-incentive-program-offers-money-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/tractor-incentive-program-offers-money-growers#comments Equipment Government Organizations Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:25:00 +0000 164031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California growers can apply for incentive money to help purchase clean-burning tractors.</p> California residents close to meeting water mandate http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-residents-close-meeting-water-mandate <div class="field-deck"> Conservation efforts slow somewhat in October and November </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California water conservation efforts remain on track to meet mandate</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-residents-close-meeting-water-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-residents-close-meeting-water-mandate#comments Government Irrigation Tue, 05 Jan 2016 21:15:00 +0000 164001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Urban water users are said to be on track to meet California&#39;s 25 percent conservation mandate.</p> 'Dead Harvest' calls attention to decades of bad policy http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy <div class="node-body blog-body">Movie on California's water woes seeks to turn political tide</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/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:07:00 +0000 163831 at http://westernfarmpress.com California earns poor grades for water management http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-earns-poor-grades-water-management <div class="node-body blog-body">NRDC gives California poor grades in handling the drought</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/california-earns-poor-grades-water-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-earns-poor-grades-water-management#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:20:00 +0000 163681 at http://westernfarmpress.com Are nickel-and-dime projects meeting CVPIA mandate? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate <div class="node-body blog-body">23 years after the CVPIA, fish are dying and humans are out of water</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/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:59:00 +0000 163651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Seasons change while government remains unprepared http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/seasons-change-while-government-remains-unprepared <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s a good thing water is not a precious and rare resource in California; otherwise the foot-dragging by state and federal government officials could be considered malfeasance.</p> <p>A California farmer I know is trying to build a project on his property that will take excessive storm flows from a nearby river and flood them across his property in an effort to recharge the aquifer and give flood control managers a place to put high flows during abnormally-wet winters.</p> <p>Call it planning ahead.</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/seasons-change-while-government-remains-unprepared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/seasons-change-while-government-remains-unprepared#comments Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:17:00 +0000 162851 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The California Aqueduct is part of the State Water Project.&nbsp;</p> Will California declare glyphosate a carcinogen? http://westernfarmpress.com/government/will-california-declare-glyphosate-carcinogen <div class="field-deck"> State agency has one year to decide </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California proposes listing glyphosate as a carcinogen under Proposition 65</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/will-california-declare-glyphosate-carcinogen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/will-california-declare-glyphosate-carcinogen#comments Government Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:54:00 +0000 162611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California regulators want to declare glyphosate, a popular herbicide used in many agricultural applications, a carcinogen under Prop. 65.</p> It's time to do more than just rally for water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-do-more-just-rally-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Mendota water rally is a call to action</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/its-time-do-more-just-rally-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-do-more-just-rally-water#comments Government Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:25:00 +0000 162161 at http://westernfarmpress.com