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June 30, 2020

Dairy owner Steve Nash used to be enmeshed in California politics, staying active in the Fresno County Farm Bureau and appearing before state legislators and regulators to advocate for agriculture-friendly policies.

But in 2014, he gave up. He began the process of movin...

June 24, 2020

It’s striking, the breadth and depth of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of us—even those of us in an essential business such as agriculture that has kept operating throughout the crisis. As we pray for those who have fallen ill or lost loved ones to thi...

Californians hankering for a taste of normality during the pandemic can again venture out to wineries in many parts of the state, much to the relief of vintners and the farmers who grow grapes for them. But the tasting rooms won't resemble the ones from pre-pandemic ti...

Diversity – and our pride in that diversity – are California hallmarks. For generations, Californians have boldly lived true stories of strength and perseverance toward a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. The current events in further pu...

The year 2020 has delivered enough heartbreak and uncertainty to last us for the rest of this new decade. COVID-19 coupled with recent civil unrest has shaken the bedrock of stability that many Americans take for granted. However, it should be noted that one piece of o...

So far, in this eventful year called 2020, the nursery business has gone from normal busy to dead quiet to off-the-charts busy in a span of a few months: That's the estimation of Scott Klittich, who helps run his family's operation in Fillmore.

"I had staff. I had plans...

In two weeks or less, farmers and ranchers near the California-Oregon border will see their water supplies run dry, after operators of the federal Klamath Water Project unexpectedly cut allocations in response to concerns about protected fish.

Klamath Basin farmers say...

June 2, 2020

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts.

California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities...

California-grown food has begun moving to people struggling with food insecurity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through a new federal program, which also may benefit some farmers, ranchers and food distributors who lost business when restaurants and other food se...

A slowdown by the nation's meat processing plants due to outbreaks of COVID-19 has created a bottleneck in the supply chain, pushing prices lower across all cattle categories and forcing ranchers to make tough decisions about what to do with their market-ready animals.

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