Jim Costa http://kvpr.org en Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-hearing-california-water-visits-fresno <p class="p1">The House Natural Resources Committee took up the issue of water for San Joaquin Valley farmers today before a packed gallery at Fresno City Hall.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The Republican-led committee heard testimony from local growers and water managers on both short and long-term responses to California's drought and cuts to agricultural water deliveries south of the Delta.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:09 +0000 Joe Moore 29957 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action http://kvpr.org/post/obama-visits-drought-stricken-fresno-calls-congressional-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama visited the valley today in a whirlwind tour, delivering a speech this afternoon at the Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> farm of Joe Del </span>Bosque<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to announce his proposal for emergency drought relief. He says that while the lack of rain and snow is a concern to the Central Valley, it’s also a national issue:</span></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 03:52:47 +0000 Joe Moore 28532 at http://kvpr.org Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action Obama To Announce Federal Drought Relief With Fresno Trip http://kvpr.org/post/obama-announce-federal-drought-relief-fresno-trip <p class="p1">President Obama will visit the Central Valley this afternoon to announce an aid package to help farmers, ranchers and communities hit hard by California's record drought. After landing in Fresno, the President is expected to attend a roundtable discussion about the drought in Firebaugh and tour a farm in Los Banos.</p><p class="p1">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President's message will be clear:</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joe Moore 28479 at http://kvpr.org Obama To Announce Federal Drought Relief With Fresno Trip Westside Growers Will Get To Keep Last Year's Banked Water http://kvpr.org/post/westside-growers-will-get-keep-last-years-banked-water <p class="p1">Westside farmers who banked excess water last year in San Luis Reservoir anticipating a drought won't have to give it up, according to an announcement today from the US Bureau of Reclamation.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The farmers had faced the threat of losing that water to other farmers who hold senior water rights, such as the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The Bureau was facing political bipartisan political pressure against reallocating the water. But the move could leave the door open to lawsuits.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:43:01 +0000 Joe Moore 27855 at http://kvpr.org Westside Growers Will Get To Keep Last Year's Banked Water On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Congressman Costa; Book Club; 'Home For The Holidays' Jazz Concert http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-rim-fire-congressman-costa-book-club-home-holidays-jazz-concert <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>we take a look at the effect of fires on the Sierra Nevada. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:41:08 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 25345 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Congressman Costa; Book Club; 'Home For The Holidays' Jazz Concert Jim Costa Calls On Governor Brown To Issue Drought Declaration For California http://kvpr.org/post/jim-costa-calls-governor-brown-issue-drought-declaration-california <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With forecasts pointing to the third dry year in a row, one Central Valley congressman is calling on the governor to take emergency action to secure more water for valley farmers.&nbsp;</span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking on Valley Public Radio's <em>Valley Edition</em>, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) says that California water users are facing possibly their biggest shortage in over three decades.</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:26:48 +0000 Joe Moore 25337 at http://kvpr.org Jim Costa Calls On Governor Brown To Issue Drought Declaration For California U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-today-new-beginning-fulton-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Fresno today to formally announce the city's award of a grant for $16 million to transform a part of downtown. </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore has this report.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">---</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 01:23:01 +0000 Joe Moore 21199 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall