January 27, 2017

Donald J. Trump Sworn in as 45th President of the U.S. Budget Cuts & Sweeping Freezes on Regulatory Actions Proposed

At noon on Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States and Mike Pence was sworn in as t...

December 10, 2016

President Signs Massive Water Bill into Law

After overwhelming House (360-61) and Senate (78-21) passage, President Barack Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Investments for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law on December 16, 2016.

Late in the night of December 9, the Sena...

Special Western Drought Edition

Hydrologic Conditions, Watershed Health, "Regulatory" Drought and More....

Droughts come and go in the West. The larger issue, the underlying problem, is the ever-present and worsening shortage of water. Droughts only exacerbate water shor...

A "Historic" Day for the Family Farm Alliance
Reps Testify Before Three Congressional Hearings....in One Day

The Family Farm Alliance accomplished a rare feat earlier this month, when association representatives testified on three water-related policy matters before thr...

The Endangered Species Act in the West:
Western Governors' Efforts, Delta Smelt...and the Oregon Spotted Frog

As the latest initiative of the Western Governors Association (WGA) approaches completion, application of the federal Endangered Species Act continues to genera...

April 1, 2016

2016 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference:
The Western Drought - Lessons Learned, Paths to Success

The 2016 Family Farm Alliance conference -“The Western Drought—Lessons Learned, Paths to Success” – took place February 17-19 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las V...

February 1, 2016

White House Advances Drought Symposium Discussions
Alliance Advocates for New Infrastructure, Agency Coordination

As the White House follows up on discussions sparked in July 2015 at its Drought Symposium, the Family Farm Alliance continues to advance for new water infr...

January 1, 2016

2016 Annual Conference Set for Feb. 18-19 in Las Vegas
"The Western Drought: Lessons Learned, Paths to Success"

The 28th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Family Farm Alliance is set for February 18-19, 2016 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegs Nevada. The...

October 1, 2015

An Ambitious Plan to Restore the Salton Sea
Imperial Irrigation District, County Launch Joint Effort

The September 2015 Family Farm "Water Review" discusses Imperial Irrigation District's efforts to restore California's Salton Sea. In taking the next steps to avert the...

September 1, 2015

Federal Judge Blocks New Clean Water Rule

A U.S. District Court judge in North Dakota on August 27 issued a temporary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers' Waters of the U.S (WOTUS) rule, calling it "exceptionally expa...

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