Policy & Regulations

Wildfire crisis addressed with comprehensive 10-year plan

The strategy outlines the need to significantly increase fuels and forest health treatments to address the escalating crisis of wildfire danger. more »

Ag secretary says easing dock pressure to help ag exports

California tree nut growers were especially affected by congested ports, and too many containers were leaving without having agriculture products in them. more »

Website offers composting resources to farmers and ranchers

With California's new composting laws in effect, a working group of multiple regulatory agencies has provided online resources to help growers compost in compliance. more »

Gov. Newsom’s budget seen as ‘a good framework’ by California Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson also mentions that the over 20,000 small farms should have a voice in any 'save the farm' programs that are part of the $286.4 billion budget. more »

Western Growers salute passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 aims to crack down on unreasonable practices by container shipping lines, bolster U.S. enforcement against uncompetitive carrier practices, and improve transparency for exporters. more »

NASS suspends pecan estimates for December and January

The cooperative agreement funding for the Crop Production and Pecan Production reports was not renewed, resulting in the suspension of the estimates. more »

American Farm Bureau decries proposed rule replacing water rule

The EPA and Department of the Army announced the signing of a proposed rule to revise the definition of "waters of the United States." more »

Pecan PAC calls on industry members for financial assistance

Growers, shellers and processors from associations around the country have helped in educating lawmakers about the pecan industry. The National Pecan Federation asks for help to keep this momentum going. more »

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