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Texas Supreme Court rules on surface water rights

In an apparent victory for farmers and longtime water rights holders, the Texas Supreme Court recently affirmed a decision limiting the...

Vilsack announces $150M for drought relief in California

Posted July, 1 2015 U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced another $150 million for California drought relief, according to...

Lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill

Posted June 29, 2015 California lawmakers passed a new budget that would make a range of policy changes intended to...

Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program

Posted October 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to...

California Increases Water Plan to $7.5 Billion

Posted August 19, 2014 On August 13, California lawmakers agreed on a $7.5 billion water plan, which includes $2.7 billion...

California Oil Field Produces Valuable Commodity

Posted July 9, 2014 The 115-year-old Kern River oil field is providing another valuable commodity to California’s Central Valley: water,...

California Drought Bill Passed by U.S. Senate

Posted May 28, 2014   The California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of bill to address water...

California to Ease Water Restrictions, Hosts Congressional Hearing on Drought

Posted March 25, 2014   California will ease some water restrictions protecting fish in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to make...

CA Rain Won’t End Drought

Posted March 3, 2014   While California received significant rainfall last week, it was not enough to offset years of drought,...

Federal Drought Relief Coming Soon for Ranchers

February 27, 2014   Drought relief for ranchers through USDA has been expedited, with the sign-up for the Livestock Indemnity Program...

Drought-Stricken Farmers Have Additional Year to Replace Livestock

Posted October 25, 2013   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that farmers and ranchers affected by drought have an additional...

USDA Designates Primary Natural Disaster Areas in Texas

Posted September 17,  2013   The USDA has designated four counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to damages...

Southeast Water Wars: Florida vs. Georgia Water Dispute To Be Filed in U.S. Supreme Court

Posted August 22, 2013 It’s Florida vs. Georgia in a battle with implications for Alabama, and, believe it or...

USDA Announces Emergency Assistance to Ranchers

Posted: August 7, 2013 In response to continued severe drought conditions in certain areas of the country, USDA’s Farm Service...

March 6 Webinar on State and Federal Water Law Issues, CLE Credit Available

On March 6, from 12-1 p.m. (Central), the Arkansas Bar Association will host a webinar covering state and federal law water...

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement Regarding Sequestration and Elimination of Direct Payment Subsidies

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, issued the following statement today regarding...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Convene Hearing on Weather Disasters, Effects on Agriculture, Economy

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on...

USDA Releases January Inventory Numbers for Cattle

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture released the January inventory numbers for cattle. According to the report, “All the cattle...

Senator Harry Reid Re-Introduces Senate Farm Bill

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...

Secretary Vilsack to Remain as USDA Secretary

Tom Vilsack will remain as USDA Secretary during President Obama’s second term.  According to a Bloomberg article, full text here, it...