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AgDay Daily Recap -March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014
 
 

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MARCH 20, 2014

 

CALIFORNIA WATER:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CALIFORNIA IS EASING RESTRICTIONS ON WATER ALLOCATIONS WHICH MAY HELP FARMERS...A LITTLE.

CALIFORNIA FALLOWED ACRES:

MEANWHILE, THE CALIFORNIA FARM WATER COALITION UPPED ITS ESTIMATE OF HOW MANY FARM ACRES WILL GO FALLOW THIS YEAR DUE TO DROUGHT. THE ORGANIZATION EXPECTS FARMERS WILL LEAVE 800-THOUSAND ACRES UN-PLANTED. THAT'S UP FROM THE HALF MILLION ACRES IN A PREVIOUS FORECAST. THIS ESTIMATE IS BASED ON SURVEYS FROM VARIOUS WATER DISTRICTS. THOSE DISTRICTS RELY ON WATER FROM THE STATE WATER PROJECT OR THE FEDERAL WATER PROJECT, WHICH PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED 'ZERO' ALLOCATIONS OF WATER THIS YEAR.

FLOOD LAWSUIT:

YEARS AFTER FLOODING INUNDATED THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FARMLAND ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER, A GROUP OF FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS ARE TAKING A STAND..FILING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN IS HERE WITH THE DETAILS.

CROP WATCH:

WHILE THE WESTERN U-S DEALS WITH DROUGHT, THE WESTERN CORN BELT IS ALSO EXPERIENCING DRYNESS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

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