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  • Mitigating Domestic Well Failure for SGMA and Drought in the San Joaquin Valley
    by jaylund on June 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    by Rob Gailey and Jay Lund Domestic wells serve sizable potable water demands in California and much of the world. These wells tend to degrade and fail with declining regional groundwater levels. In areas of irrigated agriculture, impacts to shallower … Continue reading →

  • Ecosystem Restoration and Water Management
    by jaylund on June 13, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    – Curated by Jennifer Cribbs (jecribbs@ucdavis.edu) Note from the Curator: Restoration implies returning to a prior state. A broken cup carefully glued, might appear nearly as whole as the original, but will always differ from the original.  Ecosystem restoration attempts … Continue reading →

  • Jobs and Irrigation during Drought in California
    by jaylund on June 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Jobs and Irrigation during Drought in California Farmworkers harvesting cauliflower in Monterey County. Photo by John Chacon/California Department of Water Resources by Josué Medellín-Azuara and Jay Lund During droughts organizations and stakeholders look for ways of getting the most from every water … Continue reading →

  • Assessing portfolios of actions for winter-run salmon in the Sacramento Valley
    by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on May 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    by Francisco Bellido Leiva, Robert Lusardi and Jay Lund  We may be entering a time when more mechanistic understanding can be used to estimate effects of habitats and flows on fish populations and health, and help design ecosystem restoration efforts. … Continue reading →

  • Dollars and Drought – Windfalls for innovation or entrenchment?
    by jaylund on May 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    by Jay Lund California’s Governor Newsom recently declared a drought emergency throughout much of California and announced over $5 billion in new water program investments.  These twin emergency and funding announcements are a classic “bad-news creates good news story” (and … Continue reading →

  • Week in Review: What’s Happening with WOTUS and Debt Forgiveness Program on Hold
    by Brian German on June 18, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army intend to update the definition of “waters of the United States.” The debt forgiveness assistance program for socially disadvantaged ... Read More The post Week in Review: What’s Happening with WOTUS and Debt Forgiveness Program on Hold appeared first on AgNet West.

  • CLEAR30 Program Goes Nationwide with Recent Announcement
    by Brian German on June 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding CLEAR30 to be a nationwide program. Ag producers and landowners currently enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) now have another option ... Read More The post CLEAR30 Program Goes Nationwide with Recent Announcement appeared first on AgNet West.

  • ‘Large Step Forward’ Taken with Farm Labor Reform Roundtable
    by Brian German on June 18, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    A recent farm labor reform roundtable brought together Senate leadership, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and farm and farmworker organizations. The group discussed the need for change as detailed in the ... Read More The post ‘Large Step Forward’ Taken with Farm Labor Reform Roundtable appeared first on AgNet West.

  • The California Kitchen: Vegetarian Hollandaise
    by Jim Rogers on June 18, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Vegetarian Hollandaise with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 2 Egg Yolks 1 C Liquid Butter ... Read More The post The California Kitchen: Vegetarian Hollandaise appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Friday, 06-18-21
    by Jim Rogers on June 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering CA/OSHA revising the COVID ETS, an industry survey that ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Friday, 06-18-21 appeared first on AgNet West.