Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The United States condemns the intensified fighting and violence in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei states in South Sudan by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, the armed opposition, and forces led by General Johnson Olony that have led to massive new displacements and had a devastating effect on civilians. We call on all armed groups to immediately halt offensive actions taken in contravention of the January 2014 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Santa Barbara County due to the effects of an oil spill near Refugio State Beach yesterday.
FTC Staff Expresses Concern that Antitrust Exemptions for Health Care Collaborations in Oregon Senate Bill 231A Could Harm Competition
Washington, DC - In a letter to Oregon State Senator Chip Shields, Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that a broad antitrust exemption proposed in Oregon Senate Bill 231A for health care collaborations is unnecessary because antitrust law already permits such efforts that benefit consumers.
Another example of how Ag is always looking for ways to save water: “hullsplit strategic deficit irrigation” in almonds
Sacramento, California - Tucked away in the Almond Board of California’s Outlook newsletter for growers last week was a gem of an article about something called “hullsplit strategic deficit irrigation.” The upshot of the piece is: “A five-year study found that well-timed deficit irrigation can significantly reduce hull rot and potentially result in seasonal water savings of 10 to 15 percent without long-term impacts on yields.”
Washington, DC - Social Security Matters by AMAC’s Certified Social Security Advisor C.J. Miles, Association of Mature American Citizens:
Imperial, California - One of my sons recently came home from a twelve month military deployment. My wife and I took a couple of days and flew to welcome him at his stateside arrival airport. We watched soldier after soldier pick up his or her duffel bags and other luggage in baggage claims. We didn't see families or friends hugging them and welcoming them home. My son turned the corner and came into the area and I was so delighted to see him.
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