News Line – November 24, 2014 Read the latest news about issues affecting agriculture and farm water in California. No Coalition Responses Today Other News Water Bond OPINION: California opens door to new chapter in water policy From: J. Coleman & K. Tiegs, Sacramento Bee For California water managers, 2014 has been one for […]
News Line – November 21, 2014 Read the latest news about issues affecting agriculture and farm water in California. No Coalition Responses Today Other News Water Supply Feinstein shuts off California water talks until 2015 From: Michael Doyle, McClatchy DC Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes […]
News Line – November 20, 2014 Read the latest news about issues affecting agriculture and farm water in California. No Coalition Responses Today Other News Water Supply EDITORIAL: Why are U.S. lawmakers making California water deals in secret? From: Staff, Los Angeles Times California made extraordinary progress on water policy in this severe drought […]
CBS News recently focused on the impacts of groundwater pumping in California, but the causes were avoidable. Improving the reliability of surface water to avoid extracting groundwater from aquifers was a primary goal of California’s water projects. The reality is, California groundwater overdraft impacts were preventable. We applaud 60 Minutes for discussing the important issue […]
No Coalition Responses Today Other News Water Supply Talks on drought bill underway on Capitol Hill From: M. Doyle & M. Grossi, Fresno Bee California’s water future is boiling below the surface this week.Only the chosen few have a clue about details. Bill documents, currently about 50 pages, are stamped “confidential draft language, do […]
Groundwater Depleting the water From: Lesley Stahl, CBS News It’s been said that the wars of the 21st century may well be fought over water. The Earth’s population has more than doubled over the last 50 years and the demand for fresh water — to drink and to grow food — has surged along with […]
California rice production provides approximately 500,000 acres of habitat annually. This habitat provides nearly 60% of the food resources consumed by wintering waterfowl in the Central Valley and is the sustenance for 2.5 million of the 5 million ducks using the Pacific Flyway.
Below is a statement by Mike Wade, Executive Director of the California Farm Water Coalition. An updated study released today by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences provides a glimpse of the consequences of water supply shortages for the state of California. These effects will […]
The California Farm Water Coalition has upgraded its estimate of acres farmers will leave idle this year to 800,000 acres, up from 500,000, because of a lack of water.
“Farmers are still waiting to the last minute to determine their planting schedules this year in hopes that the water situation will improve,” said Mike Wade, Coalition Executive Director. “But if dry conditions continue the number of unplanted acres will go up and as each day passes the prospects of returning to a normal water year evaporates.”Continue reading
California farmers recognize the dire situation this year’s drought brings. So much so that more than 1,200 of them signed a Petition Letter to Congress insisting they set aside political differences & work together to address the California water crisis.Continue reading