Ag Today, October 26, 2021
Record rains transform a parched California, but ending drought remains elusive [Los Angeles Times]
The drought-dried shores of Folsom Lake were damp this week after what officials called the first big storm of the season.
The water level at Lake Oroville, which receded so much this summer that officials had to close its hydroelectric power plant for the first time, rose by more than 16 feet. And the Russian River — recently reduced to something more like a trickle — flowed with more ease after the atmospheric river dumped record-breaking amounts of rain across California, replenishing dwindled reservoirs and rehydrating cracked terrain....
Ag Today, October 25th 2021
California rainstorm moves south; shelter-in-place ordered for Alisal burn zone [Los Angeles Times]
The powerful storm that walloped Northern California over the weekend moved into the Southland on Monday, carrying with it the potential for localized flooding, strong winds and debris flows across the region. The atmospheric river event will probably peak in Los Angeles around midday Monday and could dump up to an inch and a half of rain on downtown L.A. The Santa Lucia mountains in San Luis Obispo County could see as much as 5 inches, and roadway flooding and debris flows in recent burn areas are possible....
Ag Today, October 12, 2021
California still won't make coronavirus workplace outbreaks public [San Francisco Chronicle]
Supporters of a push to require companies to report workplace coronavirus outbreaks publicly say they plan to keep fighting despite recent setbacks that they say allow big businesses to keep outbreaks secret. In February, Assembly Member Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, proposed a law requiring the California Department of Public Health to report coronavirus outbreaks by workplace location, meaning outbreaks at specific businesses would be disclosed to the public. But that requirement was dropped from the bill’s final version, allowing companies — and public health officials — to withhold coronavirus...
Madera County Farm Bureau News
Latest Weekly Legislative Review