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Farmers in the Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border, a primary growing region for fresh and chipping potatoes, have been shipping potatoes in time to reach customers' holiday tables.

Dan Chin of Wong Potatoes Inc., a grower, packer and shipper who grows two-thi...

December 18, 2019

A bill that would give agricultural employees a path to legal status and revamp the H-2A agricultural-visa program has taken a significant step forward.

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, sponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.,...

December 4, 2019

When disaster strikes, farmers with livestock frequently scramble to find accommodations so their animals can be safely evacuated, often to nearby fairgrounds.

To help house farm animals displaced during wildfires, floods and other emergencies, a total of 280 portable l...

November 27, 2019

A long-awaited update of the nation's agricultural immigration and guestworker laws has cleared a House of Representatives committee.

The House Judiciary Committee, on an 18-12 vote, sent the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 to the full House, which is expected...

November 13, 2019

With roughly two and a half months remaining before a state-mandated deadline, local agencies overseeing critically overdrafted groundwater basins are working to finalize sustainability plans as required by a 2014 state law.

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, o...

October 23, 2019

California farmers and agricultural exporters have largely reacted positively to recent developments in trade, including a limited U.S. bilateral agreement with Japan that reduces tariffs on a number of agricultural products important to the state.

But they acknowledged...

October 9, 2019

Some farm groups have praised the Trump administration for its plan to place new tariffs on a variety of agricultural goods from the European Union after the U.S. won an arbitration award in a long-running trade dispute—though others expressed concern about eventual re...

September 18, 2019

Regardless of commodity or location, everything California farmers and ranchers produce has one thing in common—it all has to hit the road sometime.

Roads connect the farm or ranch and its customers, and too many roads are in rough shape.

The latest study from transporta...

September 11, 2019

Deadly and destructive California wildfires have fueled growing interest in bringing back an age-old practice ecological experts say could help prevent future fires and restore the health of the landscape: prescribed burning.

The practice of deliberately setting fire to...

In Central Valley almond orchards, farmers are busy shaking, sweeping and harvesting the 2019 crop—and marketers say they expect little trouble in selling the crop at decent prices, despite the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.

Warm to hot July weather aided development...

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