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 »

What do revisions to US water rules mean for ag interests?

Officials have determined that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule reduces clean water protections, which has farmers advocating for a rule that is clear, concise and accounts for normal agricultural activities. 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 »

Commitment made to enforce federal competition laws that protect ag

In a marketplace that benefits a few large corporations instead of growers – which raises prices for consumers, but not for farmers – growers deserve the benefit of free and fair competition. 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 »

MCFA: Pesticide safety decision-making should include specialty growers

The Minor Crop Farmer Alliance is asking for a seat at the table to contribute real-world information and modeling in federal pesticide safety decisions. more »

California labor bills pass; budget boosts wildfire funding

The bill, which provides essential workers access to the state's stockpile of N95 respirators in order to avoid problems like those seen in 2020, now sits on the desk of the governor. more »

Infrastructure bill OK by Senate brings ag group’s call for House action

The act includes more than $8 billion for dam and canal repair, new surface and groundwater storage and conveyance facilities, water conservation and recycling projects, and watershed management and improved ecosystems in order to address critical water issues in the West. more »

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