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Irrigation sprinklers watering Southern Californian field
Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Land that produces food and farm products also provides crucial conservation and climate benefits—and federal conservation programs must focus on keeping working lands working, according to California Farm Bureau testimony before a congressional subcommittee on May 12th, 2021. California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson testified virtually before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on...
cattle
Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed its reapportionment of the National Beef Checkoff Program to determine how many cattle are controlled by each of the states, which then determines the number of directors each state has on the Beef Checkoff Program’s Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). It also determines the number of live...
California farm
Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Land that produces food and farm products also provides crucial conservation and climate benefits—and federal conservation programs must focus on keeping working lands working, according to California Farm Bureau testimony before a congressional subcommittee on May 12th, 2021. California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson testified virtually before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on...
The administration’s sweeping plans to protect 30 % of U.S. lands and ocean territories by 2030 seek to capitalize on natural landscapes and resources
Press Release submitted by California Farm Bureau Federation Noting that climate goals outlined in early May by the Biden administration will have real, on-the-ground implications for farmers and ranchers, the California Farm Bureau urged the administration to listen to farmers’ and ranchers’ voices as it fleshes out its “30 x 30” plan. California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson said the administration’s...
Glen Gordon, engineering geologist with the California Department of Water Resources, cleans the tape used to measure the water depth at specific agricultural wells in Colusa County on March 17, 2016 (DWR)
Press Release Provided by Department of Water Resources State water agencies, the California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced a new partnership in May to make an open-source groundwater accounting platform freely available to help groundwater sustainability agencies manage the transition to sustainable supplies. Collaborative efforts are underway among the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the State...
Groundwater recharge pond located in Coachella (DWR)
Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation In late April the Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded $26 million in grant funding for capital project investments to improve water supply security, water quality and the reliability of domestic wells – advancing access to safe, affordable drinking water. This funding provides important assistance for successful local implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater...
almonds
Press Release provided by Almond Board of California With the summer season and warmer weather upon us, we can give ourselves permission to embrace the great outdoors and challenge ourselves to walk, run or bike more than we have in the last year or so. Indoors or outdoors, daily movement is essential to our wellbeing. Fueling that daily movement is...
glass of water
By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With very little water to spare this drought year, water districts struggling with limited or no supplies look to their counterparts in other districts to negotiate water transfers to add whatever flexibility they can. Districts on the west side of the Central Valley, both north and south...
Emerald Ash Borer
Press Release Provided by Department of Food and Agriculture A state quarantine has been declared to prevent the introduction of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, into California. Emerald ash borer was first detected in North America in 2002 in Michigan and has now spread to 35 states. The quarantine prohibits the entry into California of EAB and its host plants...
By Sandy Mittelsteadt, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice During this difficult time of forced retreatment from the world, God is teaching me lessons that I would probably never have learned any other way. The first thing that God is teaching me is about using my time. I always equated busyness with achievement and meeting goals. Before the pandemic, I was always...
 

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