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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 »

Ocean Shipping Reform Act applauded by Western Growers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 on Dec. 8 with an impressive 364-60 vote, making clear its support for U.S. farm exporters that are reliant on... more »

On-farm compost research site for farmers, ranchers set by work group

The Federal-State On-Farm Compost Work Group announced Dec. 9 the launch of an On-Farm Compost Resource Website. The resources on this website include information and tools to help farmers and ranchers compost agricultural byproducts, including... more »

California water dispute spurs judge’s review of biological opinions

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, Immigration Forum partner on citizenship effort

The California Farm Bureau and the National Immigration Forum announced a partnership Dec. 6 to support California farmers and ranchers wanting to help their agricultural employees become U.S. citizens. Under the program, the Farm Bureau... more »

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