The State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.
Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.
A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
How do you know you’re getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.
A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.
California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
California’s Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During Drought
California’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.
A multi-billion dollar project to bring salmon back to a dried-up section of California’s second-longest river is moving forward despite the state’s historic drought.
Huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.