The state Assembly approved AB 1739, a bill sponsored by Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) which would establish a statutory definition of groundwater management and provide for enhanced minimum requirements for local groundwater management plans.
Both the House of Representatives and Senate passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, with bipartisan support.
All California counties are eligible as primary or contiguous counties for 2014 drought disaster assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Senator Dianne Feinstein won unanimous approval of S. 2198, a bill that would ease restrictions on water exports from the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to farms and cities.
The California Senate failed to pass SB 1381, a bill to require labeling on genetically-engineered foods.
Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus, introduced the Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act, known as the Highways BEE Act.
August 14, 2014 The results of the survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of nurseries that sell almond trees were released Aug. 1. The totals are only for those nurseries reported. According to the survey, at least 8.33 million almond trees were sold between July 2013 and July 2014,...
With many growers suffering hardship due to the drought, and a very concerned outlook for the 2014–2015 crop year, it may not seem like a time to celebrate, but boy do we have some good news to report. Despite all of the uncertainty, the 2013–2014 crop year produced some sterling statistics in what was otherwise a...
The Washington Post’s popular “ Wonkblog ” reported last week that “America has a new favorite nut,” citing USDA figures 1 that the country’s appetite for almonds has grown by more than 220% since 2005 — much faster than demand for pecans, walnuts, macadamias, pistachios, cashews or peanuts. In fact, the article notes...
Trade Shows, specifically food expos, are important events for professionals involved in food science and technology. Many attendees return year-after-year because they know food expos are the best place to see and learn about the newest products, trends and technology as well as meet with the companies who provide...

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