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Groundwater issues for Tri-Valley growers

By Deb Murphy The handful of growers on 3,000 to 4,000 acres of alfalfa in the Hammil, Benton and Chalfant areas aren’t anti-groundwater sustainability. What they are trying to avoid is the cost and complexity of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, passed last fall. All they have to do is convince the state they’re not […]

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Crop, livestock revenue down 2.7%

A small part of the Eastern Sierra economy, behind tourism and the service industry, is agriculture. The report for 2012 came out this week. Agricultural Commissioner George Milovich wrote that the combined agricultural production in Inyo and Mono for 2012 is $77,281,297. That amount represents a downturn of 2.7% from 2011. Milovich said that drought […]

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