From Ag Alert- “California Farm Bureau joined with 200-plus organizations in a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin and Ranking Member John Barrasso, stating federal investment in a diversified water management portfolio that serves a broad range of water uses must be included as essential infrastructure in the next legislative package,” said Sara Arsenault, California Farm Bureau director of federal policy. “The coalition warned that changing hydrological conditions and an expanding population in the West raise serious concerns about the future viability of the nation’s water infrastructure. “To keep water flowing to farms, ranches, cities and the environment, the coalition emphasized that substantial federal investment is needed to bolster deteriorating storage and conveyance facilities and build new ones.” (more)