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Construction to repair a critical stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal will soon be underway, water officials announced Thursday.
October 8, 2021
Just two years after the Trump administration delivered sweeping changes to California’s water delivery system with major benefit to the San Joaquin Valley, the Biden administration is is seeking a reversal.
October 7, 2021
The prospect of minimal rainfall next winter opens the door for California to force mandatory restrictions for its residents in 2022.
October 3, 2021
The United Farm Workers was once a mighty force, but it’s largely become a greedy organization pushing a liberal agenda with workers seeing few results.
September 30, 2021
A standoff between the City of Fresno, the Friant Water Authority, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation may be shorter lived than initially anticipated.
September 30, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a top priority bill for the United Farm Workers that would have eased voting to organize workers into the union, angering union allies.
September 23, 2021
The legal brinkmanship, which centers on a relatively small sum – roughly $2.5 million, could have far-reaching consequences by putting the water supply of California's fifth-largest city in jeopardy.
September 16, 2021
"Secret ballot election, free from undue pressure, is foundational to the democratic process that all of us cherish as Americans," farm advocates argued in opposition to the bill awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.
The Tulare-based international farm show snuck in just before the world shut down over concerns related to the coronavirus. Now we know the impact it delivered on Tulare County and California.
San Joaquin Valley water agencies and growers were outraged at legislators for stripping funding and adding hostile amendments to a bill aimed at curbing worse droughts.