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Full-scale cutoff of water to farms in central Arizona

- General News
The brunt of the impact of the southwestern water shortage will be borne by agriculture rather than the general public, who are more likely to feel the burden in terms of higher prices and seasonal shortages for some fruits and vegetables.

Arizona ag hit hard by water cuts

- Analysis
The savage drought experienced in the western U.S. has long been foreseen, although until extremely recently it has been managed with a long-term strategy of wishing and hoping.

Lawns versus lettuce and tomatoes

- Analysis
What does the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act have to offer farm interests?

Western states fail to reach a water deal

- Analysis
August 16 marked the deadline for a deal among the seven states in the Colorado River Basin for water use reductions caused by the worst drought in the western United States in more than 1,000 years. They failed to reach an agreement.

California gets serious about water

- Analysis
Maybe Californians will have to give up their lawns. That’s one tiny part of the new water policy recommendations issued this month under the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom. 

Western Growers applauds $4 billion in drought-relief funding

- General News
In response to the inclusion of $4 billion in drought-relief funding for the Colorado River Basin in the Senate spending bill, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.

A water tale of two states

- Analysis
They’re right next to each other, and despite wild differences, they have one thing in common: water worries. They’re known as California and Arizona. Both are subject to what has been called the biggest drought in 1200 years.

A plea to Gov. Newsom for a water policy

- Analysis
Leading California business associations, including the Western Growers Association, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the California Fresh Fruit Association, and California Pear Growers, have sent a letter to governor Gavin Newsom urging him to “establish a clear target to increase its surface water supply to meet current and future needs for human consumption and a growing economy.”

Scientists grow spinach out of desert air

- Analysis
A research team led by Renyuan Li of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, grew spinach plants out of water they extracted from the atmosphere.

It’s like Blade Runner—only dry

- Analysis
Thirty-five years ago, this scenario would have struck observers of California agriculture as dystopian and nightmarish, much like the 2019 Los Angeles of Blade Runner. Unlike that LA, where it rains all the time, the problem is at the opposite end of the spectrum.