December 2020 Monthly Briefing

Trump signs spending bill with Western water provisions 2020-12-Monthly-Briefing-DecemberDownload Days after suggesting he wouldn’t, President Trump on December 28 averted a government shutdown and signed a massive year-end spending and COVID-19 relief deal into...

Monthly Briefing – August 2020

Western Heat Wave Triggers Wildfires and Power Outages Soaring temperatures, high winds and widespread lightning strikes have sparked wildfires that have burned more than 2 million acres, mostly in the western United States. The related, unusually high energy demands...

Monthly Briefing – April 2020

Battling an Invisible Enemy Western irrigators respond to the COVID-19 pandemic Instead of harvesting a healthy crop, crews had to disc up heads of lettuce in fields at Harris Farms, near Coalinga (CALIFORNIA). Much of the crop was destined for restaurants, but many...

Special Annual Conference Edition of the “Monthly Briefing”

Trump Water Subcabinet Members with Family Farm Alliance leadership in Reno. From L to R—Bill Northey (Undersecretary, Dep’t of Agriculture), Brenda Burman (Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation), Ryan Fisher (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army), Patrick...