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California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water cuts by Farmers

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Full Story

Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracking oversight

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste. Full Story

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Full Story

Program provides $35 million to help conservation

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM

The federal government is setting aside $35 million over three years to help landowners conserve wetlands and grasslands in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region. Full Story

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending

posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending
In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Depression, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, grew dramatically. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the rates of participation and spending on... Full Story

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