Ag News: California Water Deliveries and Ag Safety Awareness Week
**Thousands of California farmers and ranchers will get no federal water deliveries for 2022.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced it is suspending all shipments to irrigation contractors that rely on the Central Valley Project.
This marks the second straight year no federal water was supplied due to drought conditions.
The water picture has only worsened since December snowstorms. Most of that early snowpack melted during the dry January and February.
**The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week starts today and runs through Friday.
U.S. Ag Safety and Health Centers will join with the American Farm Bureau in promoting ag safety through the week with the theme “Prepare. Prevent. Protect.”
Each day of the week will deal with a different safety topic, including livestock safety, the cost and finances of safety, disaster preparedness, youth safety, and equipment safety.
AFB President Zippy Duvall says, the safety of everyone is our top priority.
**The EPA announced the next step to discontinue use of chlorpyrifos on food by denying objections to EPA’s rule revoking all chlorpyrifos tolerances.
A spokesperson says, “EPA is taking the next step towards the cancellation of the use of chlorpyrifos.”
Under Monday’s action, EPA is denying all objections, hearing requests, and requests to stay the final rule filed during the period for submitting responses.