A court ruled that groundwater pumping that depletes a river could violate California law. Farmers might have to deal with new restrictions before SGMA, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, kicks in.
They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus disease with the potential to cripple the state’s $3.4 billion citrus industry.
After five years of waiting, workers who voted to get rid of the UFW from Gerawan Farming in Fresno County, CA may finally find out the results of their disputed election, thanks to a state Supreme Court ruling.
Congress is poised to continue spending $25 million a year into finding a way to stop citrus greening. But some on the farm bill conference committee want to eliminate the special category created for citrus research.
Sun-Maid president Harry Overly said Tuesday, Sept. 11 that the Kingsburg, CA raisin plant will be up and running on Wednesday, despite a strike by workers that shut down the factory for a day and a half.
It’s rare for Westlands Water District and San Francisco to face identical problems, but proposals to keep more water in the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers – leaving less for irrigators and cities – is bringing the two together.