October 31, 2022

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SWRCB Updates Curtailments in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed
As of Wednesday, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has updated curtailments on some Sacramento River subwatersheds. These include curtailments of water rights on the Cache Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1859 or later and on the Putah Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1948 or later. All other curtailments within the Sacramento River watershed have been lifted.

Appropriative water rights have been curtailed within the San Joaquin River watershed with a priority date of 1919 or later. Curtailments have also been imposed on the Stanislaus River for water rights with a priority date of 1897 or later, on the Tuolumne River for water rights with a priority date of 1901 or later, on the Merced River subwatershed for water rights with a priority date of 1859 or later and on the Mokelumne River subwatershed with a priority date of 1890 or later. Additionally, all appropriative and riparian water rights have been curtailed in Fresno River, the Calaveras River and the Chowchilla River subwatersheds.

For questions about curtailment and suspension notices or assistance completing the Compliance Certification forms, please contact the Rancher Technical Assistance Program at (916) 409-6902 or rtap@wrstrat.com.

New Episode of Sorting Pen: The California Cattleman Podcast 
Happy Halloween! Is it a little spooky to you that the Midterm Election is already coming up next week? To keep us ahead of Nov. 8 on what the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is watching in the election, expectations on how this election might offer relief and new allies, and what results could mean for the outcome of the 2023 Farm Bill, NCBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane joins Katie on this new episode. Listen at https://calcattlemen.org/podcast.

Department of Insurance Requires Rate Discounts for Wildfire Risk Reduction
The California Department of Insurance has finalized regulations which require insurance providers to offer lower rates to property owners who take action to mitigate the risks of wildfire damaging their property. The regulation also requires insurers to provide policyholders with their “wildfire risk score or other wildfire risk classification” and to give policyholders an opportunity to appeal their classification. For more information, see last week’s edition of Legislative Bulletin.

National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) Beef Industry Scholarship Applications Now Available for Undergraduate Students
Applications for the 2023-2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship are now being accepted. Sponsored by the CME Group the scholarship recognizes students who play a crucial role in the future of food production. To be eligible applications must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution.  The deadline to apply is Nov. 11, 2022 at midnight Central Time. For further information on the scholarship and to apply click here.

Upcoming CCA Events

106th Annual CCA & CCW Convention
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nev.
The 2022 CCA/CCW Convention is headed back to the Nugget Casino Reno and will be held in conjunction with the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention. Attendee and exhibitor registration for the event are now open! Register, reserve your room in CCA’s room block and get more information at https://calcattlemen.org/convention2022. Click the links below for more resources related to the event.
Reserve Your Tradeshow Booth Now | Sponsorship Opportunities  | Book Your Room in CCA’s Block

Participate in the 2022 Cattlemen’s Poster Session 
Participate in the 2022 Cattlemen’s Poster Session at the 106th Annual CCA/CCW Convention and California Cattle Industry Trade Show in Reno happening Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The goal of the session is to inform attendees about the ongoing beef cattle research and education efforts being conducted in California. Posters can be on something that was presented at previous meetings and there is no limit to the number of posters brought from each lab/program. Click here for full details on how to reserve a place for your poster by Nov. 4.

Upcoming Industry Events

Stockmanship & Stewardship Event 
November 1, 2022, Virtual
Stockmanship & Stewardship will host a virtual education event providing live coverage of low-stress cattle handling and industry updates. Learn of consumer concerns on beef sustainability and livestock welfare, their impacts on the industry and receive hands on training to improve their operation. For more information click here. To register for the event click here.

Chico State University Farm 60th Anniversary Celebration
November 5, 2022

Come and join Chico State University Farm to celebrate their 60th anniversary! There will be an open house, farm tours, President and Dean’s Reception, dinner and dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. To view the agenda click here

California Natural Resources Agency Virtual Expo Series 
October 25 – November 17, Virtual 
The California Natural Resources Agency is hosting a virtual expo to build on the 30×30 Partnership Kick-Off Event. Hear from partners across state agencies, learn about program funding and other outlets to reach California’s 30×30 goal. Q&A sessions will be available at the end of each Virtual Expo. For more information regarding the event, click here

Tuesday November 1, 3-3:30pm – Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Tahoe Conservancy (register here). 

Thursday November 3, 10:30-11am – CA Nature Team (register here).

Tuesday November 8, 3-3:30pm – California Biodiversity Network and California’s 5th Climate Assessment Team (register here). 

Thursday November 10, 10:30-11am – California Department of Fish and Wildlife (register here).

Tuesday November 15, 3-3:30pm – Ocean Protection Council and State Costal Conservancy (register here). 

Thursday November 17, 10:30-11am – Baldwin Hills Conservancy and California Conservation Corps (register here). 

Industry News

Going electric: Opponents clash as California aims to force diesel trucks off the road CAL MATTERS “Environmentalists and trucking industry groups sparred with clean air regulators today over a contentious proposal to phase out California’s big rigs and other trucks with internal combustion engines, and force manufacturers to speed mass-production of electric trucks.” To continue reading, click here.

California set a record for greenhouse gas reductions in 2020, but it means nothing Los Angeles Times “First, the good news: The amount of planet-warming gases Californians released into the atmosphere in 2020 was 9% less than the previous year — a record decline mostly because of motorists driving less amid the COVID-19 lockdown.” To continue reading, click here.

California Tree carnage: A decade of drought and fire killed a third of Sierra Nevada forests The Sacramento Bee “Admirers of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains are familiar with the swaths of blackened trees flanking its sprawling green forest ranges. A new UC Berkeley study quantifies that devastation, finding nearly a third of southern Sierra conifer forests have died in the last decade.” To continue reading, click here.


In this episode we sort through the Midterm Election coming up next week. To keep us up to speed ahead of Nov. 8  on what the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is watching in the election, expectations on how this election might offer relief and new allies, and what the results could mean for the outcome of the 2023 Farm Bill, NCBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane joins Katie on this new episode. 
To learn more about NCBA’s policy priorities, click here. Click here to listen.

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