Central California Irrigation District General Manager Jarrett Martin, left, discusses the groundwater sustainability plan for the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors group in the Delta-Mendota subbasin with district farmer Andrew Bloom. Agencies representing critically overdrafted basins must submit plans by Jan. 31.
Photo/Christine Souza
Groundwater: Deadline nears for completion of local plans
With roughly two and a half months remaining before a state-mandated deadline, local agencies overseeing critically overdrafted groundwater basins are working to finalize sustainability plans as required by a 2014 state law. Read more...

Powerless pumps left Ventura farm open to wildfire
Ventura County farmer John Grether found himself literally powerless to fight the Maria Fire when it burned into one of his groves. Read more...

Commentary: Social media brings ‘massive opportunity’ to farmers
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the cornfield." Read more...

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