October 22, 2019

 Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Statement by Family Farm Alliance Executive Director
Dan Keppen on the Federal Government’s New Plan
to Manage California’s Central Valley Project

The Trump Administration today will release a new plan that will guide th...

August 16, 2019

A Message from the Executive Director

Dear Family Farm Alliance Members and Interested Parties:

As you have likely heard, the Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Commerce Department’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - referred...

July 22, 2019

Click here to see the Family Farm Alliance guest column from this week's Capital Press, which discusses why ESA duties from multiple fisheries agencies should be managed instead by one agency.

May 16, 2019

Western Farmer-Stockman magazine runs a monthly guest column by Family Farm Alliance Executive Director Dan Keppen. Check out these "Water Lines" columns published over the past four months:

January 2019: Return of Helpful Bills for the West
February 2019: Western Water...

April 1, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) - Family Farm Alliance General Counsel Norm Semanko tomorrow will address the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water Oceans and Wildlife (WOW), where he will testify on the state of water infrastructure and innovation in the West...

October 24, 2018

Water Lines: Regulators are revisiting rules that govern the Endangered Species Act, and that’s a good thing.

Click here to read the September 2018 edition of "Water Lines", the monthly guest column written by Alliance executive director Dan Keppen for Western Farmer- S...

September 10, 2018

Water Lines: There’s more to the wildfire problem than climatic change. Humans can manage forests better.

Click here to read Family Farm Alliance executive director Dan Keppen's August guest column that appeared in Western Farmer Stockman magazine.

August 17, 2018

Work on the new farm bill focuses on support for programs that help irrigating producers in the West.

Click here to read the June 2018 edition of "Water Lines", Family Farm Alliance Executive Director Dan Keppen's guest column that appears every month in "Western Farmer...

September 25, 2017

The Family Farm Alliance (Alliance) earlier today transmitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on the proposed recodification of pre-existing rules regarding what "waters of the United States" (WO...

July 25, 2017

Commentary: The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is set to be zeroed out, but it is a key source of water project funding.

Public listening sessions recently kicked off by the Congressional agriculture committees are an early sign that talks have begun on the n...

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