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Agriculture faces host of new state laws in California

Farmers and ranchers will find themselves subject to new laws in 2022 that will raise wages, redefine animals' living arrangements and allow ranchers better access to livestock in evacuation zones. Effective Jan. 1, California's minimum... more »

Critical funding hurdle cleared for Sites Reservoir

The atmospheric river storm that brought some rain and snow to the parched state may serve as a reminder that California is still waiting to build planned infrastructure for storing water in wet years for... more »

Efforts to relieve supply chain disruptions lauded by United Fresh

In mid-December there were a couple of important initiatives by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to help alleviate ongoing workforce and supply chain challenges. On Dec. 16, Secretary of... more »

Fetzer Vineyards gets regenerative organic certification for winery, vineyards

Fetzer Vineyards, the largest winery in the U.S. certified as a B Corp and a leader in regenerative winegrowing, announced Dec. 13 it has achieved Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) for all of its Mendocino County¬†vineyard... more »

Montana’s Western Ag Research Center gets funding boost

An expansion of the Corvallis Western Ag Research Center (WARC) has received another funding boost. Montana State University (MSU) announced a $50,000 contribution from Northwest Farm Credit Services to the planned remodel of the center... more »

California judge reviews biological opinions in water dispute

A federal judge is reviewing a proposed order requesting approval of an interim operations plan for 2022 that would affect Central Valley Project and State Water Project agricultural water users. U.S. District Court Judge Dale... more »

California Farm Bureau to support petitions for citizenship

California's largest membership agricultural organization is partnering with immigration advocates to support U.S. citizenship applications from farm employees who may be eligible for naturalization. California accounts for one in every three farmworkers in the United... more »

Stockton farm labor contractor arraigned on 15 felony counts

Alfredo Casas, 62, of Stockton, California, has been arraigned on 15 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft and tax evasion. Casas allegedly underreported payroll for his farm labor contracting business by over $1 million,... more »

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