**A coalition of ag and business groups is imploring Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature to boost water storage and supplies as the drought threatens food, energy and housing sectors.

The groups wrote in a letter, “Our existing water system can no longer deliver the water necessary to sustain the world’s fifth-largest economy.”

The groups include the California Farm Bureau, the Valley Ag Water Coalition, Western Growers and the California Business Roundtable.

**U.S. Solicitor General, Elizabeth Prelogar filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a challenge to California's Proposition 12, calling it a valid claim.

www.agrimarketing.com reports, the state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don't meet California's production standards, including pork raised outside of California.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council filed the challenge, arguing Prop 12 violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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**Ag groups are disappointed in a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, pertaining to state glyphosate health warnings.

In a joint statement, the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council says, “We are disappointed the Supreme Court has decided not to hear this case, which has significant implications for our global food supply and science-based regulation.”