Long-term, strategic effort positions almond industry for change Commented on: 1 week ago (May 12, 2016)

You are correct in that the Board is a Government unto itself. If all of the 1,100,000 acres were producing an average of 2273 pounds/acre the Board would extract $100,000,000. But for the "...

More state water allotted to California farmers Commented on: 4 weeks ago (April 23, 2016)

Is this extra allotment coming from Lake Oroville? If it is then the USBR should increase the allotment by the same amount. If the SWP can send SWP water through the delta then the USBR should do...

Water decision another nail in agriculture's coffin Commented on: 6 weeks ago (April 9, 2016)

This is just a ploy to get the South of Delta farmers behind the twin tunnels idea. When the tunnels are in and operating the north state will eventually lose its surface water to LARGE voting...

Will USBR give Valley farmers another goose egg? Commented on: 8 weeks ago (March 25, 2016)

Fish and nature come first.

El NiƱo boosts SWP water allotment to 45 percent Commented on: 8 weeks ago (March 24, 2016)

The state boosts promised deliveries to 45%.
Today is March 24 and flood control releases from Lake Oroville begin.

California enters regulatory period for citrus and bees Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 18, 2016)

I live in Glenn County, CA and we are already required to put in a Bee notification if we are using a chemical toxic to bees. Any field crop or orchard crop blooming or not.

Honeybee fatalities reported at close of almond bloom Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 18, 2016)

"In many cases, the hive entrances became clogged with dead, young bees and pupae that failed to hatch." This could be indicative of the hives starving. When beehives have little to no feed in...

California gets one more chance to store more water Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 18, 2016)

And soon water is going to be released from Shasta to keep the 1.3 million acre feet capacity reserved for flood control. We are at the "Magic number" of 3.2 million acre feet and will be kept at...

Campaign seeks public help over water wasting Commented on: 10 weeks ago (March 11, 2016)

And soon water is going to be released from Shasta to keep the 1.3 million acre feet capacity reserved for flood control. We are at the "Magic number" of 3.2 million acre feet stored and will be...

State fails to store water while demanding conservation Commented on: 11 weeks ago (March 5, 2016)

Almonds are not the big water hog crop. Almonds growers apply about 3.5 acre feet (987655680 pounds) of water a year. At 2000 meat pounds per acre the pounds removed from the field is 8000 (25%...

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