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Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT   The Trump administration is officially rolling back an Obama-era environmental rule that threatened farmers and other landowners with significant fines or jail time if they failed to comply with onerous regulations on waterways. The Clean Water Rule, more commonly referred to as the “Waters of the US” rule or […]

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

By CHARLIE SPIERING   President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal in principal with Japan on Sunday, during the G7 summit of world leaders in France. “This is a tremendous deal for the United States,” Trump said after announcing the deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “It’s a, really, tremendous deal for our farmers and […]

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter .’ U.S. farmers are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy at the highest rate in at least a decade as agriculturists feel pressure from trade wars and low commodity prices, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals processed twice as many bankruptcy files from farmers in 2018 […]

Farmers thought they had 20 years to use groundwater as they wished — maybe not anymore

Farmers thought they had 20 years to use groundwater as they wished — maybe not anymore

BY DALE KASLER [email protected] California farmers are laboring under a daunting edict: They must stop over-pumping groundwater from beneath their ranches. The saving grace is that state law gives them more than 20 years to do it. Now, however, a landmark court ruling could force many farmers to curb their groundwater consumption much sooner than that, landing like […]

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . A federal judge in South Carolina issued an injunction against the Trump administration Thursday, lifting a stay on an Obama-era rule that expanded federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in 2015, giving the agency the authority to […]

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

Fox Canyon GMA hosts AMI/water market workshop Groundwater pumpers within the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s boundaries are encourage to attend a workshop to learn more about a recently adopted ordinance requiring the implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, as well as the launch of a water market pilot for the Oxnard Plain basin. […]

Property Rights Debated in Farmers’ Fight of Unionizing Law

Property Rights Debated in Farmers’ Fight of Unionizing Law

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Does a union have the same right as government to trespass on your property?  They think so.  Unions feel they own all property and government workers.  So, if they want workers to be forced to pay bribes to work, why shouldn’t they interrupt work on private […]

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. – She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins – down a ravine from her home by a big Douglas fir. … and pure outlaw — devastated by the fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. Their losses illustrate how, despite new laws to make the industry legal […]

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Ever since the Trump administration restarted the enforcement of U.S. immigration law — enforced sparingly under the Obama administration — California farmers have been complaining about a labor shortage. A state mandated $15 minimum wage and overtime pay for farmworkers isn’t helping California famers, who are already overburdened by so many […]

Beginning farmers: the quest to find land

Beginning farmers: the quest to find land

Beginning farmers: the quest to find land  By Wyatt Fraas, [email protected], Center for Rural Affairs You’ve decided that farming is for you, and the next step is to find your own land. As a new farmer, you want to identify when landowners are first thinking about a change. You want to know when a landowner’s […]

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