California

Almond Alliance supports growers whipsawed by supply chains, water

California growers could suffer irreparable harm if the supply chain issues aren’t fixed, and drought conditions have been for all but one year since 2011. Farmers are preparing for the worst in 2022. more »

CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program selects 940 projects totaling $66.3 million to fight climate change

The selected projects will have an estimated impact across more than 82,000 acres of California farm and ranch land. more »

Farm, business groups call for action on water projects

Drought is set to cripple California food, energy and housing, and agriculture and business groups are imploring California to set clear goals for boosting water storage and supplies. more »

15 days added for comment on proposed marketing order changes for almonds

Proposed changes include removal of ambiguous and obsolete language and of irrelevant dates, and clarification of requirements, provisions and terms in the regulations to better reflect industry practices.   more »

Drought picture grows more bleak for California agriculture

The farmers are facing water supply challenges that are worse this season than in previous dry years. more »

Commentary: Water, rest and shade are critical amid summer heat

California farm employers have shown clear understanding of the hazards heat can pose to outdoor employees, particularly agricultural employees, and how to protect them from those hazards. more »

Farm groups ‘troubled’ by court’s bumblebee ruling

The California Endangered Species Act does not include insects, but several bumblebee species were voted as candidates for listing in 2019. The bees' classification as fish may protect them, and their protection is problematic for farmers. more »

Seeds for Bees application open enrollment launched

Open enrollment started June 1, and new applicants can receive up to $2,500 in free seed. more »

Conservation goals leave many farmlands out

Farmland-conservation advocates argue that California's ambitious conservation-based climate plan largely excludes the lands of farmers from being counted. more »

APG attends ‘Save Our Communities’ water rally

Hosted by over 50 ag organizations, hundreds of participants concerned with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act spoke of how their California communities might be affected. more »

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