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By Kurtis Alexander

Updated 8:54 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2016

California officials announced Thursday that recent rains have been so substantial that more water will be provided to cities and farms from the state’s massive reservoir system.

Deliveries from the State Water Project are now forecast to be 45 percent of what was requested, still less than what’s supplied during most wet years but more than what’s been allocated since the first year of the drought.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has been holding off on making allocations of Central Valley Project water to see the outcome of March storms, which are significantly improving California's water supply.

Tim Hearden

Capital Press

Published on March 14, 2016 3:44PM


2016 Golden State Dairy Management Conference

Dairy advisors and specialists have decided it’s time to have a California specific dairy conference and plan to launch the inaugural event in a couple of weeks.


Byproducts add to food sustainability

Feedstuffs - February 8, 2016

Gonca Pasin, R.D., Ph.D.

By Pat Bailey, UC Davis

The “forests” of microbes that naturally grow in babies’ guts are increasingly recognized as key players in childhood health and nutrition.

In two newly published studies, research teams led by Washington University, St. Louis, in collaboration with UC Davis scientists, demonstrate that gut microbes can contribute to or prevent impaired growth and that specific sugar compounds found in milk can help promote growth by nourishing gut microbes.

Martins selected as Tulare Farmers of the YearMartins selected as Tulare Farmers of the Year

World Ag Expo 2016World Ag Expo 2016

By Joe Benapfl/News-Sentinel Staff Writer

Van Exel

Last October, Hank Van Exel, owner of Van Exel Dairy in Lodi, was named Dairyman of the Year at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

Dairy Industry Launches Aggressive Social Media Campaign To Tell the Truth About Milk



Fed up with lies, distortions and half-truths, the dairy industry launched an aggressive social media campaign to tell the truth about milk at 8 a.m. this morning.

February 4, 2016 11:46AM
Courtesy of WAE The World Ag Expo offers acres of booths and exhibits demonstrating all shapes and sizes of ag equipment.