Tulare County farmer Zack Stuller checks on removal of this Valencia orange grove managed by his employer Sun Pacific, a grower, packer and shipper of citrus fruit. Growers in the region face a second year of no water from the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project.
Photo/Christine Souza
Tulare County citrus grower Zack Stuller standing next to a pump that is failing, says farmers are dedicating what water they have to their most valuable citrus fruit, such as mandarins.
Photo/Christine Souza
Citrus growers try to survive water cutbacks
Faced with the fourth consecutive year of drought and a second year of no water from the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project, Tulare County farmer Zack Stuller said he and his fellow citrus growers are in "survival mode." Read more...

Dairy farmers to see temporary milk price change
Starting next month, California dairy farmers will earn more money for milk used to make cheese, as a result of a temporary change in the state milk pricing formula that calculates the value of dry whey. Read more...

Actions by House, state board show depth of drought
Amid a flurry of water-right enforcement actions and reissued curtailment notices that underlined the severity of drought-related water shortages, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation intended to ease drought impacts. Read more...

Commentary: Rules govern union access to farms for ‘heat sweeps’
The United Farm Workers labor union has recently engaged in a flurry of activity. UFW public communications call these actions "heat sweeps during harvest," meaning they may continue throughout the summer and fall. Key to this activity is taking access to California farms. Read more...

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