An uphill battle for water storage

By David Strecker, SJFB President Over the past month, every conversation I had seemed to lead to the discussion of water. After spending the past year dealing with COVID-19, our […]

Judge backs ag in water lawsuits

By Craig W. Anderson Three environmental groups challenged agricultural waste discharge requirements for the East San Joaquin River watershed in court but all three lawsuits were denied by Steven Gevercer, […]

SJ County issued drought designation

By Vicky Boyd   San Joaquin County is among 22 counties in the state that the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared primary natural disaster areas June 16, providing producers and […]

State downsizes Sites Reservoir water-storage site

By Vicky Boyd   Calling its move “right sizing,” the Sites Reservoir Authority recently decided to decrease the size of an off-stream water-storage project west of Maxwell after receiving input […]

Growers dodge bullet with recent rains in May

By Vicky Boyd   For much of the week before the May 17-19 rain forecast, Linden cherry producer Ken Vogel anxiously watched weather reports and weather radar because he planned […]

Not a March Miracle but good enough

March of 2020 may not have hit the March Miracle level as far as rain was concerned but it was good enough to elicit optimism and enthusiasm from growers and […]