Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en American agriculture needs more allies http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/american-agriculture-needs-more-allies <div class="node-body blog-body">American agriculture needs more allies</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/american-agriculture-needs-more-allies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/american-agriculture-needs-more-allies#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:18:00 +0000 158101 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>American agriculture needs allies in all sectors of society.</p> California streamlines south-of-Delta water transfers http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-streamlines-south-delta-water-transfers <div class="node-body article-body">State Water Resources Control Board streamlines water transfers between two major agencies that deliver water in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-streamlines-south-delta-water-transfers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-streamlines-south-delta-water-transfers#comments Government Drought Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:38:00 +0000 158081 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The California Aqueduct conveys water from northern to southern California.</p> Topcon announces FFA unmanned aerial system exemption http://westernfarmpress.com/government/topcon-announces-ffa-unmanned-aerial-system-exemption <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Topcon Positioning Systems has announced its national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for the operation of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the U.S.</p> <p>The exemption covers the operation of the company&rsquo;s Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/topcon-announces-ffa-unmanned-aerial-system-exemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/topcon-announces-ffa-unmanned-aerial-system-exemption#comments Government Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:08:00 +0000 158071 at http://westernfarmpress.com EPA: California agriculture improving SJV air quality http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-california-agriculture-improving-sjv-air-quality <div class="field-deck"> Agency doles out rare kudos </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With assistance from NRCS, farmers and ranchers have replaced aging diesel engines used for agricultural purposes with new, lower exhaust-emitting engines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-california-agriculture-improving-sjv-air-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-california-agriculture-improving-sjv-air-quality#comments Government Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 157841 at http://westernfarmpress.com Killian new Arizona Department of Agriculture director http://westernfarmpress.com/government/killian-new-arizona-department-agriculture-director <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mark Killian was appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey April 10 as the new director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA).</p> <p>Killian succeeds retired ADA director Don Butler.</p> <p>In announcing the state&rsquo;s new agriculture chief, Governor Ducey said, &ldquo;Mark brings decades of unique public service and private sector experience, and his extensive and successful background in farming and ranching will be hugely valuable in this role. He&rsquo;s a welcome addition to this department and our administration.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/killian-new-arizona-department-agriculture-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/killian-new-arizona-department-agriculture-director#comments Government Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:35:00 +0000 157671 at http://westernfarmpress.com State regulators defend California agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">When state regulators defend agriculture the best thing we can do is say 'thank you.'</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/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture#comments Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:43:00 +0000 157371 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California uses highway signs to state the obvious. Some people think the call to &quot;limit&quot; outdoor watering when farmers have been completely cut off from irrigation water is a bit ironic.</p> California implements mandatory water rationing http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-implements-mandatory-water-rationing <div class="field-deck"> Governor targets urban users with call to conserve </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California implements mandatory water rationing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-implements-mandatory-water-rationing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-implements-mandatory-water-rationing#comments Government Drought Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:17:00 +0000 157341 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Governor Edmund Brown Jr. attends the April 1 snow survey near South Lake Tahoe where there should be well over five feet of snow on the ground. Current drought conditions gave the governor no&nbsp;choice but to order mandatory water rationing statewide.</p> California Department of Water Resources California Governor signs emergency drought bills http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-governor-signs-emergency-drought-bills <div class="field-deck"> Bills earmark $1 billion for drought relief and critical water infrastructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California Governor signs $1 billion package for drought relief and critical water infrastructure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-governor-signs-emergency-drought-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-governor-signs-emergency-drought-bills#comments Government Drought Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:57:00 +0000 157231 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California lakes have fallen to historically low levels in some cases as the state moves into its fourth year of drought.</p> NCC — Waters of the U.S. rule ‘overly burdensome’
 http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome <div class="field-byline"> Farm Press Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The proposed "waters of the U.S." rule could set farmers up for lawsuits for conducting normal farming practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/ncc-waters-us-rule-overly-burdensome#comments Government Crops Environmental groups National Cotton Council Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:41:00 +0000 157001 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agriculturalists weigh in, discuss mandatory GMO labeling issue http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In recent months, two speakers at major farm industry events held in the West shared their thoughts on the proposed mandatory labeling of food products grown with genetically-modified traits.</p> <p>The speakers included y included: James Borel, executive vice-president of the DuPont company; and Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis Cooperative Extension specialist who specializes in animal genomics and biotechnology.</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/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue#comments Government Plant and Animal Health Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:00 +0000 156971 at http://westernfarmpress.com