State of the Drought
Developing tools to model impaired streamflow in streams throughout California
by andrewrypel on September 26, 2021 at 1:08 pm
by Jeanette Howard, Kirk Klausmeyer, Laura Read, and Julie Zimmerman Droughts are extreme, but not necessarily extreme events — at least not in the way we humans usually experience events as discrete, episodic occurrences. Droughts are continuous and exhausting; they … Continue reading →
Risk Rating 2.0: A first look at FEMA’s new flood insurance system
by andrewrypel on September 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm
By Ryan Miller, Peter Hansen, and Nicholas Pinter Risk Rating 2.0 has been called the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)’s most significant reform in 50 years. Roughly 77% of customers of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) nationwide will see … Continue reading →
Could California weather a mega-drought?
by jaylund on September 12, 2021 at 12:23 pm
By Jay Lund “Mega-drought” has become a frightful “thing” in public and media discussions. In the past 1,200 years, California had two droughts lasting 120-200 years, “megadroughts” by any standard. Could the state’s water resources continue to supply enough water … Continue reading →
Lessons from Three Decades of Evolution of Cropland use in the Central Valley
by jaylund on September 5, 2021 at 12:47 pm
by José M. Rodríguez-Flores, Spencer A. Cole, Alexander Guzman, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Jay R. Lund, Daniel A. Sumner California’s Central Valley is the source of more than $30 billion of farm value. It produces more milk than any state outside California, … Continue reading →
Dammed hot: California’s regulated streams fail cold-water ecosystems
by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on August 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm
by Ann Willis, Ryan Peek, and Andrew L. Rypel Given the current drought, it’s no surprise that California’s dams are struggling to provide cool water habitats to support native freshwater ecosystems. But what if they were never able to support … Continue reading →
NASDA Outlines Priorities During 2021 Annual Meeting
by Brian German on September 27, 2021 at 6:10 pm
Last week during the 2021 annual meeting, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) outlined several priorities for the association moving forward. Food supply chain issues, interstate commerce, ... Read More The post NASDA Outlines Priorities During 2021 Annual Meeting appeared first on AgNet West.
Climate Neutral: Getting Beef and Dairy There by 2050
by Brian German on September 27, 2021 at 2:20 pm
The U.S. beef and dairy sectors are making progress toward the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050. Despite initial skepticism about achieving that goal, there is a path forward ... Read More The post Climate Neutral: Getting Beef and Dairy There by 2050 appeared first on AgNet West.
Farm City Newsday Monday, 09-27-21
by Jim Rogers on September 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Brian German. Today’s show has an overview of the West Coast port congestion, an interview about irrigation in ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Monday, 09-27-21 appeared first on AgNet West.
USDA Takes Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems
by Jim Rogers on September 27, 2021 at 1:45 pm
The Department of Agriculture highlighted investments to end hunger and malnutrition at the United Nations Food Systems Summit this week. Speaking of the total $10 billion of investments, Agriculture Secretary ... Read More The post USDA Takes Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems appeared first on AgNet West.
West Coast Port Congestion Doesn’t Show Any Signs of Letting Up
by Jim Rogers on September 27, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Congestion on the West Coast ports does not appear to be showing any signs up letting up. As of last week, there were nearly 70 container ships waiting to offload ... Read More The post West Coast Port Congestion Doesn’t Show Any Signs of Letting Up appeared first on AgNet West.