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Welcome to Ag Council's page for our podcast, Capitol Farm Connection.  Stay tuned for routine policy updates impacting California's farming community.

Jun 12, 2021

Learn how curtailments in the Upper Russian River watershed could impact farmers throughout the state.  Emily & Tricia discuss proposed curtailments and how the state budget could assist with numerous water projects important to agriculture.

To participate in the hearing at the State Water Resources Control Board,...


Mar 5, 2021

Don’t miss this unique and informative interview with State Water Resources Control Board Member Laurel Firestone as she speaks with Emily about water priorities, the status of unimpaired flows and voluntary agreements, as well as the budget process. Emily and Laurel discuss areas of common ground between agriculture...


Nov 15, 2019

Cannon Michael & Michael Frantz join Emily in a conversation about water and the politics surrounding it in CA.  Cannon Michael is a 6th generation farmer and Chairman of the San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA).  Michael Frantz is CEO of Frantz Wholesale Nursery and a Board Member of Turlock Irrigation...


May 31, 2019

Mike Wade is the Executive Director of the California Farm Water Coalition.  We discuss the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), Unimpaired Flows and Voluntary Agreements, and various efforts around the state to improve surface water management and supply.

Today's discussion is a high-level overview of these...


Apr 29, 2019

Hear about how agriculture created an unlikely alliance with the environmental justice community to solve a drinking water crisis in CA that impacts approximately 1 million people.  Discussion includes how the drinking water package came together, details about how funds will be generated and the inclusion of ag...