California needs to tighten its plan to require metering and pricing based on use for farm-water users, according to state officials. At stake, according to environmental advocacy groups, is the effectiveness of an ambitious plan to improve farm-water conservation on California farms. On the other hand, agricultural industry advocates fear ever-tighter regulations could mean higher water prices for farmers and ranchers. The Office of Administrative Law rejected proposed regulations for agricultural water submitted by the Department of Water Resources — interpreting the far-reaching Water Conservation Act of 2009.
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