Wednesday, February 8, 2023
water

Final Rule Seen as Muddying Waters for Ag Landowners

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation In its latest attempt to define which...
snowpack measuring at Phillips Station

Snowpack, Storms Lift Water-Supply Hopes

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By Peter Hecht Chief Editor of Publications for the California Farm Bureau Federation  Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Barely more...
packaged beef in store

USCA Joins Large Coalition Urging Enactment of The American Beef Labeling Act

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Press release provided by the US Cattleman’s Association On January 10th, 50 cattle, farm, rural and consumer groups sent a joint letter...
Kevin McCarthy

California Farm Bureau Congratulates SpeakerKevin McCarthy

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California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauds California’s Kevin McCarthy on his election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “As...
HLBA disease

Citrus Industry Welcomes Federal Funding for New Citrus Breeding Program in Parlier, California

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Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual California Citrus Mutual (CCM) and the Citrus Research Board (CRB) welcome more than $1 million...
egrets and other birds

COMMENTARY: In Defense Of Alfalfa: Important Crop Gets a Bad Rap

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By Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation California is the most populous state in...
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Rule Banning Older Trucks is a Challenge for Agriculture

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By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As of Jan. 1, under a newly...
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Friant Water Authority Welcomes New Board Officers for The 2023-2024 Term

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Press release provided by the Friant Water Authority Three new Board Officers will assume leadership roles during the January 30 Friant Water...
John Deere tractors

AFBF Signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding with John Deere

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Press Release Provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere signed a memorandum of understanding...

American Farm Bureau Establishes 2023 Policies

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New Grassroots Leaders Also Elected Press Release Provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau...

Changing Focus

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics As 2023 sets in, farmers face ongoing questions regarding their water supplies. Challenges to long-standing methods...
Stuart Woolf

Almond Sector Assesses Toll After Its ‘Toughest’ Year

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation  Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert With the ongoing multiyear...
farm laborers

KCFB: President’s Message: Welcome to 2023! Hope that you and your families had a...

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau I was going to start by saying Happy New Year to 2023 but I...
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Farmers Get Help Transitioning to Organic

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation If it weren’t for his “dumb mistake,” Sonoma...
Jamie Johansson

Johansson Calls for Restoring Farm Bounty

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California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson on Monday urged lawmakers and society at large to adopt a new mindset in their...
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County Farm Bureaus Honored for Service to Members, Community

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Excellence in leadership, member services, policy implementation, agricultural promotion and public relations earned honors...

COMMENTARY: These Four Projects Can Solve Water Crisis, Protect Farms

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By Edward Ring, Senior Fellow, California Policy Center Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Despite seasonal rainfall at normal levels so...
Carrie Lawson Robertson

Agriculture in the Classroom Program Honors ‘Outstanding Educator’

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation A middle school teacher in Los Angeles who introduces urban students to farming and...
Leonicio Ramirez and Tania Ramirez

DWR Launches Public Comment Period for LandFlex Program to Protect Drinking Water Supplies

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Press Release by the California Department of Water Resources In drought-stricken communities, drinking water wells are going dry because groundwater is being...
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California Almond Acreage Drops in 2022 – First Time in Decades

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Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California California’s almond acreage decreased for the first time in more than 25 years, according...
Richard Waycott

Almond Board of California Search Committee Preparing for 2023 CEO Transition

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Press Release by Almond Board of California Almond Board of California President and CEO Richard Waycott has informed the board of directors...

The Wonderful Company Announces Morea than $1 Million in Community Grants to Central Valley...

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Thirty-One Grantees Chosen for Their Critical Work in California’s Central Valley, Building on the Wonderful Company’s Longstanding Commitment to the Region Press...
Jeff Huckaby

Jeff Huckaby Named Grower of the Year at Organic Grower Summit

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Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms   On December 1st, Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby received the Grower of the...
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Minnesota Court Folds Large Retailers into Packer Antitrust Suit

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA  Several large retailers and wholesalers (including Sysco, US Foods, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Albertson, Associated Grocers, Subway, SuperValu,...
Mike Wade

What “They” Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics “Life is full of uncertainties. Your food supply should not be one of them.” That...
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2022 California Agricultural Aircraft Association (CAAA) Convention

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Jon Slikker Jr., Aerial Applicator, Vince Dusters Pilots from all over California attended the CAAA 73rd Annual Convention, October 24-26, 2022, for...
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KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Kern County was recently ranked as the number one crop-producing county in the...
TIM COLLINS

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers As I reflect on 2022...
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Short Supplies Could Hold Up Pima Prices

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Pima cotton, the main variety grown in the state, is harvested in Fresno County. With practically no carryover inventory for pima...
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Dairy Digesters Use Cow Power to Make Clean Energy

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With more than 100 methane digesters operating in...