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Local agencies urged to protect groundwater in California

For the first time in California history, local agencies and groundwater users are required to form groundwater sustainability agencies and develop and implement plans to guide how they will achieve groundwater basin sustainability goals over... more »

Infrastructure funding OK brings funds to California projects

In actions that carry out President Joe Biden's economic agenda, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of significant legislation, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan package that includes $8.3 billion for critical water... more »

Acquisition of Midnight Robotics by Fieldin boosts autonomous farming

Fieldin, a smart farm operations management company for high-value crops, announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired Midnight Robotics, which develops agricultural autonomous driving. The acquisition creates a first-of-its-kind combination of a sensor-based operational farming... more »

Colorado draws ag response for enactment of overtime rules

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association has expressed deep disappointment with the final overtime rules published Nov. 12 by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. “While we greatly appreciate the Colorado Department of... more »

Tomatoes in top 10 of valued crops in Fresno County report

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture’s 2020 Crop and Livestock Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors today. For the third straight year, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural county in the nation.... more »

Steve Mangapit named chief operating officer for Western Growers

Steve Mangapit has been named the first chief operating officer in Western Growers history, and in the new role he will be focused on operational efficiencies, improvements and innovations at the company. Mangapit will start... more »

H-2A laborer arbitration agreements OK’d by federal appeals court

A West Coast federal appeals court opened the door Nov. 3 for H-2A employers to enforce arbitration agreements in employment disputes even outside the context of a collective bargaining agreement. The Ninth Circuit Court of... more »

Forming knowledge network, assessing needs set at Organic Ag Institute

After pioneering the organic movement in the 1970s, California now leads the nation in number of organic farms, total organic acreage and overall organic crop value. Attaining this status was no small feat, and largely... more »

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