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California Farm Bureau calls for cooperation in Delta Water operations

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin... more »

Berry People expands to support steady growth 

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and avocados has created new positions within its organization, added team members, and moved operations to a larger central California... more »

Beckstoffer Vineyards in California donates $100,000 for COVID-19 relief

Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyard, based in Rutherford, California, announced March 30 that the company will be donating $100,000 directly to individuals, not organizations, most in need in Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Beckstoffer Vineyards... more »

COVID-19 not a current threat to the food system, but California farmers still feel the pinch

COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security because adequate stores of staples – like wheat and rice – remain available. But the sustainability of California specialty crops may face greater hurdles, reported Laura... more »

Stay-at-home order in Colorado recognizes agriculture as ‘Critical Business’

On March 25, 2020, Colorado Gov. Jared Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020... more »

Bobalu Berries heralds in spring donating berries to local schools

Like many family businesses, Oxnard, California-based Bobalu Berries is navigating through the global issue occurring, but as a farming company, is also navigating through normal spring weather patterns as demand increases for its fresh strawberries.... more »

Feinstein calls on State Department to expedite H-2A visas

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, called on the State Department to protect the nation’s food supply chain by ensuring agriculture workers are able to receive H-2A visas during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to harvest food is... more »

Colorado keeps workers home; agriculture exempt as ‘critical business.’

Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, issued the following statement on March 23: "Customers & Colleagues, Governor Polis issued an order late yesterday directing all Colorado employers to reduce in-person work that takes place outside a... more »


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