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House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story

Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

State water engineers say using pumps to reverse the flow of the aqueduct would be a first in a drought. It would also be a complex engineering challenge that could cost millions of dollars, Full Story

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. He's buying a... Full Story

California Governor Proclaims State In A Drought

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Precipitation in most of the state is less than 20 percent of normal, and reservoirs are dwindling. Forecasts suggest the dry spell could continue, exacerbating the already heightened fire danger. Full Story

Onion Growers Cheer Expected Water Rule Changes

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy. Full Story

Powerful California Water District Backs Tunnel Plan

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Without the tunnels, farmers say, more of the fruits and vegetables in grocery stores across the nation will come from foreign countries where food safety regulations aren't as strict. Full Story

Court Sides With Oklahoma In Red River Dispute

posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas. Full Story

Klamath Tribes and Feds Exercise Water Rights

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

The new powers were made possible by a March ruling of an administrative law judge confirming the tribes have the oldest water rights in the upper basin Full Story

California Releases Part of Plant to Restore Delta

posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The plan's first four chapters spells out the dismal state of the delta and detail conservation strategies to restore its dwindling fish species. Full Story

Governor Proposes Bill To Improve Washington Water Supply

posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Governor Inslee calls the plan a concrete and specific proposal for bolstering agriculture and the economy. Full Story

Colorado River water report released in Vegas

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Water administrators and state officials from western states have been considering a range of outside-the-box ideas such as piping water from the nation's heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south. Full Story

New Kansas water program has about 750 enrollees

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years. Full Story

Market to Market (October 19, 2012)

posted on October 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Market to Market (October 19, 2012)
Full Program: The battle over a controversial oil pipeline heats up, even where crude is king. Water from a smaller conduit transcends barriers in the Middle East, earning its developer the World Food Prize. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. Full Story

Secretary Vilsack Pushes Farm Bill Passage

posted on July 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Secretary Vilsack Pushes Farm Bill Passage
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack toured many parts of Iowa this week, seeing damage caused by this year's drought. Vilsack also pressured the U.S. House to pass the 2012 Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. Full Story

Nebraska Farmers Weather Midwest Drought

posted on July 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Nebraska Farmers Weather Midwest Drought
While the Midwest remains in the grips of the worst drought in more than 5 decades, Nebraska farmers are fighting back with irrigation. Full Story
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