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‘Card check’ veto called for at California capitol rally

Amid a punishing drought, a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize California farms and ranches has landed on the governor's desk. A contingent of farmers and farm employees visited Sacramento recently... more »

California water supply cuts subject of regional districts’ lawsuit

California's reservoirs are nearly empty due to historic drought conditions. Water supplies for many farmers are curtailed or cut off entirely, leaving them to hope that Mother Nature brings winter rain and snowpack to rescue... more »

2020 initial agricultural statistics released in California

California’s farms and ranches received $49.1 billion in cash receipts for their output in 2020. This represents a 3.3% decrease in cash receipts compared to the previous year. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400... more »

What you need to know about PMA’s Sept. 23 soil health webinar

Soil health is on everyone’s mind. You can learn the latest at the Produce Marketing Association's Soil Health webinar on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific. Hear about the latest soil research,... more »

New chance to vaccinate California farmworkers offered by NCAE

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced Sept. 9 that the council’s ongoing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resulted in another new opportunity to protect farmworkers from COVID-19. “Earlier this... more »

Assembly action on SB 559 decried by California fresh produce industry

In response to California State Sen. Melissa Hurtado being forced to pull SB 559 after the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee removed all funding provisions, a coalition of leading California fresh produce organizations issued the... more »

‘Tremendous amount of uncertainty’ a concern for California ag community

California farmers and ranchers have no shortages of stress this year. They face drought and water supply cuts, devastating wildfires and pandemic impacts. There are also labor shortages and financial pressures from fluctuating commodity prices... more »

Directory of local food producers created by University of Wyoming Extension

The University of Wyoming Extension recently published the 2021 Specialty Crop Directory. "Our goal with the directory was to link buyers to sellers, and also to connect farmers to other farmers so that they could... more »

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