March 23, 2016

The Family Farm Alliance on March 22, 2016 participated in the White House Water Summit to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the United States, and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through innova...

September 30, 2015

This paper, prepared with input from water managers and attorneys from throughout the West, counters common criticisms to the Western water rights system and explains why the prior appropriation doctrine....works.

July 24, 2015

Developed over an 18-month period with input from irrigators in all the Colorado River Basin states, this report articulates our principles for smart, effective management of water resources in the Colorado River Basin to help decision-makers in the Basin deal with the...

March 21, 2015

Developed by the Pacific Northwest Project for the Family Farm Alliance, this report describes the remarkable contributions Western irrigated agriculture makes to the national economy, household income, and the ability for U.S. consumers to pay less of their disposable...

January 2, 2015

Co-authored with the National Young Farmers Coalition and completed with funding support from the Walton Family Foundation, this report investigates how family farm and ranch operations in the West are finding unique solutions to save water and improve soil health.

January 2, 2015

This brief, hard-hitting report was widely circulated to policy makers in Washington, D.C. and Western states as a policy guide for the new Congress in January 2015.

December 31, 2014

The California drought is not simply the result of Mother Nature or climate change. Recent federal management of Bay-Delta water and the policies behind that management also play an important role. Written by Alliance Executive Director Dan Keppen and Dr. Tricia Dutche...

September 30, 2014

Published in cooperation with AGree, a national agricultural think tank consisting of diverse experts who seek to develop shared strategies for achieving transformative change, this report - authored by Alliance President Pat O'Toole (a Wyoming rancher who sits on the...

This report provides answers to any question you may have regarding water storage projects, and takes on some of the most popular myths that critics of dams have advanced in recent years.

April 1, 2014

Current implementation and litigation surrounding the federal Endangered Species Act is perhaps the primary challenge facing Western water users. This report provides detailed background and specific recommendations on how to make this 40-plus year old law really work...

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