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  • Do largemouth bass like droughts?
    by andrewrypel on May 2, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    By Andrew L. Rypel “The Delta is full of species that thrive in the lakes in southern Arkansas” ~Bill Bennett by Andrew Rypel As we rapidly enter another drought, long-standing questions on ecological impacts of increased temperatures, reduced water levels … Continue reading →

  • How dry is California? What should we prepare for?
    by jaylund on April 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    by Jay Lund California is in the second year of a drought. Governor Newsom this week made his first drought declaration.   Just how dry is this drought, so far?  What are some likely implications?  And what might State and … Continue reading →

  • Suisun Marsh fishes in 2020: Persistence during the Pandemic
    by andrewrypel on April 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    by Teejay O’Rear, John Durand, Peter Moyle Suisun Marsh is central to the health of the San Francisco Estuary. Not only is it a huge (470 km2) tidal marsh in the center the northern estuary (Figure 1), but it is an … Continue reading →

  • Increasing groundwater salinity changes water and crop management over long timescales
    by jaylund on April 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    by Yiqing “Gracie” Yao and Jay Lund Salinity has often become a major limit for irrigated agriculture in semi-arid regions, from ancient Mesopotamia to parts of California today. A previous blog post showed that conjunctive use with more saline groundwater … Continue reading →

  • Looking for a new challenge? – Retrain as a Delta Smelt
    by jaylund on April 1, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Help restore one of California’s most endangered species while supporting California’s water supplies in a time of drought. The Federal government is beginning a program for the unemployed to retrain as much-needed Delta Smelt.  Following a two-day course, candidates will … Continue reading →

  • Week in Review: $3.4 Billion Drought Package Unveiled and Ag Exporters Demand Action
    by Brian German on May 7, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    California Senators have unveiled a $3.4 billion drought relief package to address the hardships created by ongoing dry conditions. Ag exporters are pushing for decisive action to remedy the situation ... Read More The post Week in Review: $3.4 Billion Drought Package Unveiled and Ag Exporters Demand Action appeared first on AgNet West.

  • The California Kitchen: Hollandaise Untamed
    by Jim Rogers on May 7, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Hollandaise Untamed with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 1 Stick Butter 3 Egg Yolks 1 ... Read More The post The California Kitchen: Hollandaise Untamed appeared first on AgNet West.

  • More Than $92 Million in LAMP Grants Being Made Available
    by Brian German on May 7, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Competitive grant funding is available through the 2018 Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $92.2 million available for LAMP grants. Funding ... Read More The post More Than $92 Million in LAMP Grants Being Made Available appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-07-21
    by Jim Rogers on May 7, 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 the confusion surrounding USDA’s statewide and CA’s targeted drought ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-07-21 appeared first on AgNet West.

  • CVP Adds Water Supply Hold for Northern California
    by Jim Rogers on May 7, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The California Bureau of Reclamation has put water supply allocations on hold for Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractors located north of the Delta. The bureau said the announcement is ... Read More The post CVP Adds Water Supply Hold for Northern California appeared first on AgNet West.