posted on June 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM
The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. Those who make a living with agriculture are enduring their fourth straight year of record...
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.
posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improving historic ports to enhancing flood control in the Corn Belt.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM
With California locked in its third consecutive year of drought, the battle intensifies over water rights. Midwestern entrepreneurs work to move power generated by the wind from the prairie to the people. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson.
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper...
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.