California Water Management and American Farm Bureau's Role

California Water Management and American Farm Bureau's Role

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**In the face of prolonged droughts and diminishing water tables, a research report sheds light on an innovative solution that could reshape California’s water management.

The report, according to, examines the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of shallow subsurface artificial groundwater recharge in comparison to traditional recharge basins.

The research, conducted at the Fresno State farm in 2021-22, indicates this method outperforms traditional recharge basins in both efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

**American Farm Bureau members play an important role in their communities by serving at the local, state, and national levels.

Several newly appointed volunteers will provide leadership beginning in 2024 as members of AFB’s Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Promotion and Education Committees.

AFB President, Zippy Duvall says these newly appointed members will focus on advancing the AFB mission and working to build trust with consumers while sharing agriculture’s story.

**The House and Senate Chicken Caucuses sent letters to the USDA asking for a 180-day extension to the implementation period for the new Packers and Stockyards Act.

The rule, titled “Transparency in Poultry Contracting and Tournaments,” included a 75-day compliance period when it was published back in November.

The extra time should give stakeholders and constituents time to thoroughly understand and comply with the rule’s many requirements.

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