Paul Betancourt http://kvpr.org en Valley Farmers Fallow Fields, Drill Wells, Auction Water To Cope With Drought http://kvpr.org/post/valley-farmers-fallow-fields-drill-wells-auction-water-cope-drought <p>Last Friday, the State Water Project took the unprecedented step of cutting projected water allocations for its contractors to zero. And other water users, including those who get supplies from the federal Central Valley Project are expecting severe cuts of their own.&nbsp;</p><p>The drought has prompted many farmers to fallow their fields, and growers of permanent crops like almonds, grapes and pistachios are scrambling to find backup supplies to keep their trees and vines alive this year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:10 +0000 Joe Moore 28039 at http://kvpr.org Valley Farmers Fallow Fields, Drill Wells, Auction Water To Cope With Drought On Valley Edition: Common Core Standards & Fresno; Linda Marsa; Abalone; Paul Betancourt http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-common-core-standards-fresno-linda-marsa-abalone-paul-betancourt-0 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>we focus on education, the environment and agriculture. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:12:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19960 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Common Core Standards & Fresno; Linda Marsa; Abalone; Paul Betancourt Betancourt Seeks Balance Between Environment, Ag in 'Ten Reasons' http://kvpr.org/post/betancourt-seeks-balance-between-environment-ag-ten-reasons <p>Kerman farmer Paul Betancourt&nbsp;says it's time to Californians to abandon that idea that a healthy environment and a healthy agriculture economy can't co-exist. His new book "Ten Reasons: Finding Balance on Environmental Issues" seeks to find solutions that are both economically practical and environmentally beneficial.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:04:29 +0000 Joe Moore 19959 at http://kvpr.org Betancourt Seeks Balance Between Environment, Ag in 'Ten Reasons'