Judge Rejects California Farmers' Challenge To Water CutsA California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
California Orders Irrigation District To Stop Pumping Water Or Pay $10K A DayCalifornia has issued its first cease and desist order telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year's tightened drought regulations.
Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For CropsCropX allows farmers to use wireless sensors that send soil readings to the cloud and the startup's software determines how much water different areas of the field need.
Water Officials Announce Largest Cuts On Record For California FarmersDrought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
California Drought To Cost Billions; Farmers Still 2.5M Acre-Feet Short Despite Drilling For WaterA new forecast says the economic impact of California’s drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion.
California Farmers Propose Ways To Save Water, Avoid Steeper CutsThe farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta east of San Francisco proposed the deal to spare themselves deeper mandatory cuts later.
State Water Board Accepts Hundreds Of Farmers' Offer To Make Voluntary 25 Percent Water Use CutThe 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.
California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River WatershedRegulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.
Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their WaterA 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.
Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers' Markets -- They Don't Grow What They SellHow do you know you're getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With DroughtGrowers 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.
21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On FarmsA 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 Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During DroughtCalifornia’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.