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How Does Cannabis Cultivation Affect California’s Water? June 28 2021 The number of cannabis farms in California has grown dramatically in recent years. How is this affecting the state’s water?
Anticipating and Addressing the Impacts of the Drought May 4 2021 With the latest drought off to a strong start, what lessons can we learn from the last major dry period—and what actions can we take to manage it?
Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California April 22 2021 Central California is seeing promising signals from certain industries as well as hard-hit sectors. Still, the economic situation across this region remains uncertain.
Can Dryland Farming Help California Agriculture Adapt to Future Water Scarcity? April 19 2021 Future restrictions on groundwater pumping to meet sustainability requirements could result in large areas of farmland coming out of production in the San Joaquin Valley. We talked to agroecologist Caity Peterson about the potential for dryland farming to reduce the need to fallow land.
Finding a Balance between Supply and Demand to Get to Groundwater Sustainability March 15 2021 The San Joaquin Valley is facing difficult tradeoffs in getting to sustainable groundwater management. We talked with Emmy Cattani, a fifth-generation farmer from Kern County, about how to minimize economic harm resulting from efforts to reduce groundwater use.