Texas Supreme Court rules on surface water rights
- March 8, 2016
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
- July 1, 2015
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
- June 29, 2015
Posted June 29, 2015 California lawmakers passed a new budget that would make a range of policy changes intended to...
California Increases Water Plan to $7.5 Billion
- August 19, 2014
Posted August 19, 2014 On August 13, California lawmakers agreed on a $7.5 billion water plan, which includes $2.7 billion...
California Drought Bill Passed by U.S. Senate
- May 28, 2014
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
- March 25, 2014
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
- March 3, 2014
Posted March 3, 2014 While California received significant rainfall last week, it was not enough to offset years of drought,...
Drought-Stricken Farmers Have Additional Year to Replace Livestock
- October 25, 2013
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
- September 17, 2013
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
- August 22, 2013
Posted August 22, 2013 It’s Florida vs. Georgia in a battle with implications for Alabama, and, believe it or...
March 6 Webinar on State and Federal Water Law Issues, CLE Credit Available
- February 28, 2013
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
- February 14, 2013
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
- February 12, 2013
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
- February 10, 2013
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
- January 22, 2013
On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...