Jon Munger, manager of Montna Farms in Sutter County, examines the condition of a field of short-grain rice, typically one of the earliest varieties to be harvested. Farmers throughout the Sacramento Valley are beginning to harvest their 2018 rice crops.
Photo/Ching Lee
Rice farmers see improved prospects
As rice harvest in the Sacramento Valley begins to ramp up, farmers say prospects for their 2018 crop look good, with only minimal stocks remaining in warehouses and buyers "eagerly waiting" for the new crop. Read more...

Federal water bill aims to smooth project funding
Plans to increase California water storage capacity received a boost from passage of bipartisan, comprehensive water resources legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which the House approved last week, is expected to garner Senate passage and President Trump's signature. Read more...

Commentary: Proposition 3 enhances investments in water system
Come November, it will have been four years since California made its last meaningful investment to upgrade the state's system to capture and deliver water—and now it's time to take the next step. Read more...

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