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California orders no water diversions despite legal rights
The State Water Resources Control Board sent a letter to about 1,600 water right holders, mostly Central Valley farmers in the San Joaquin River watershed, ordering them to stop pumping from streams.

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New California FFA leaders strive to meet challenges
New California FFA leaders strive to meet challenges
A new slate of state FFA leaders in California will support agriculture education amid a challenging time for farmers. The officers were elected during the 87th annual state FFA Leadership Conference in Fresno, attended by more than 5,000 high school...
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
With drought expected this season, Klamath Basin ag businesses lament that more hasn't been done to solve the area's water woes.
Producer-handlers raise concerns over Calif. FMMO
California producer-handlers of milk contend losing their long-time exemption from pooling some of their milk would put their businesess at risk. That risk lies in a proposal by co-ops to establish a federal milk marketing order for California.
Awards, scholarships given at California FFA conference
Dozens of awards and scholarships were handed out at the 87th annual California FFA Leadership Conference in Fresno.
FFA students ponder paths at conference career fair
FFA students ponder paths at conference career fair
Thousands of FFA students got to ponder their educational and professional paths during a career fair at the annual California FFA Leadership Conference, which was being held April 18-21 in Fresno.
Almond investors get roasted in debate over California water
Almond investors get roasted in debate over California water
The strong Asia market is producing up to 30 percent returns for investors, prompting agri-businesses to expand almond planting in the state by two-thirds in the past decade.
Forecast bodes well for Southern Idaho
Forecast bodes well for Southern Idaho
With Idaho irrigators drawing water earlier than ever before, Idaho water managers see hope for relief in a long-term weather forecast that has raised the chances of moisture.
Superior Farms’ lamb sliders a hit at the ballpark
Superior Farms’ lamb sliders a hit at the ballpark
Superior Farms, the nation's largest lamb processor, is raising awareness about the meat by having it featured at San Francisco Giants and Sacramento River Cats baseball games. Lamb sliders are a hit with fans, a stadium official says.
Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair
Cities are balking at California Gov. Jerry Brown's new water rules.
California grape acreage remains steady, survey finds
California grape acreage remains steady, survey finds
Grape acreage in California remained fairly steady in 2014 despite drought conditions that caused a drop in yields, according to a survey by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.