“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.
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.
Water agencies and some of California’s poor communities, located in the southern San Joaquin Valley, are confronting a new reality.
The U.S. ag secretary made the observation while touring a Helm ranch with Reps. Jim Costa and David Valadao with Calif. Ag Secretary Karen Ross.
Following six hours of input from agricultural and environmental players across the Golden State, California’s top water regulator enacted its most intense cuts to water supplies on Tuesday.
For most California water users, every drop is scrutinized, accounted for, and paid for, but not for all. It’s time for regulators to get serious on illegal diversions of water.