ag http://kvpr.org en In Fresno Gov. Brown Talks Drought, High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-gov-brown-talks-drought-high-speed-rail <p>California Governor Jerry Brown visited Fresno today to meet with valley farmers and local leaders Monday, less than a week after he unveiled his new budget proposal.</p><p>Brown says he heard loud and clear from those he met with that water is a big issue.</p><p>“They want a drought declaration, the want some flexibility in the use of water and they have some other interesting ideas that we are going to look at.”</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:26:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 27116 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno Gov. Brown Talks Drought, High Speed Rail California Water Series Part 3: Food, Farms and Delta Water http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-3-food-farms-and-delta-water <p>California is the nation&rsquo;s largest agricultural state. It would not be possible without water from the Delta. Farmers say the water is their lifeblood, but it&rsquo;s been cut back year after year.</p><p>California&#39;s farms and ranches generated nearly $45 billion in revenue last year. Without water exported from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to arid Central Valley land, much of the produce we get in restaurants and grocery stores wouldn&#39;t come from California.</p><p>At Magpie Cafe in Sacramento, co-owner and Chef Ed Roehr sits down just as the lunch crowd is thinning.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:44:32 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 23051 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 3: Food, Farms and Delta Water