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Casitas Municipal Water District hosts Agricultural Town Hall

Casitas Municipal Water District hosts Agricultural Town Hall

  Casitas Municipal Water District hosts Agricultural Town Hall Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) agricultural customers are invited to attend a town hall event to learn more about what “Stage Four Drought” will mean for local growers.  At the event, CMWD’s Michael Flood will outline potential future steps to reduce water use, and look closely at […]

Applications open for Water Market financial incentives for Fox Canyon well operators

Applications open for Water Market financial incentives for Fox Canyon well operators

In February 2018, the GMA Board of Directors adopted an ordinance requiring all pumpers to equip their flowmeters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) telemetry, which will automatically report groundwater extractions to the agency. To help offset installation and equipment costs, rebates are available through a grant program. Pumpers in the Oxnard Plain and Oxnard Forebay […]

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Registration is now open for the sixth Ventura County Spray Safe event. This year’s keynote speaker will be Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The event will be on Tuesday, March 20, in the Agriculture Building (Santa Cruz Hall) at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Program 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Registration […]

Register Now Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Education and Funding Event

Register Now Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Education and Funding Event

Farmers can apply for Spray Safe — Ventura County Fairgrounds on March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Farmers can apply for Spray Safe — Ventura County Fairgrounds on March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The following information is provided as a service to members of Ventura County’s agricultural community. Spray Safe adds registration option  Users who have encountered difficulty downloading the registration form for this year’s Spray Safe event now have a second way to obtain it.   The event, which will be at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on […]

California Unions Scramble as Local Voters Poised to Rein-in Public Pensions

California Unions Scramble as Local Voters Poised to Rein-in Public Pensions

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

By John Krist Subject: Re: FOLLOW-UP Breaking News: Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency   The drought’s immediate impact is felt most acutely by our livestock producers, who rely on natural forage. Without rain, there’s no grass, and that means they must either buy supplemental feed or sell off their stock. For the irrigated agriculture sector, the impact […]