**State and federal water agencies announced additional allocations for farmers and others, citing improving reservoir levels from spring snowmelt.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it’s increasing promised water deliveries from the Central Valley Project for ag contractors south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to 40%, up from 35%.

The California Department of Water Resources said it will increase water deliveries to 40%, up from 30%.

Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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**Just hours after House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson released his farm bill overview, Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow released the Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act that contains more than 100 bipartisan bills designed to put the farm bill back on track.

Stabenow says it’s a serious proposal reflecting bipartisan priorities to keep farmers farming, families fed, and rural communities strong.

She says farmers, families, and rural communities cannot wait any longer for the 2024 Farm Bill.

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**CropLife America commissioned the University of Arkansas to conduct a three-year assessment that evaluates the environmental benefits and impacts of pesticide use on corn, cotton, and soybeans.

The study examined crop productivity with and without pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides).

The key results show without pesticides, corn, cotton, and soybeans yields would drop up to 70%, underscoring the indispensable role of pesticides in agriculture.

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