Survey shows strains on rural California

Lost markets and lost off-farm income related to the COVID-19 pandemic have proven doubly difficult for many California farmers and ranchers, according to a survey by the California Farm Bureau Federation. More than half of the farmers responding to the voluntary survey said they had lost customers or sales due to COVID-19, and nearly half […]

COVID-19 delays events at the International Agri-Center

As of March 16, 2020, all events scheduled at the International Agri-Center® were postponed or cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 safety measures. “We are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19,” stated Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center® CEO. “Our staff is staying busy preparing for life after this pandemic. We will continue to serve […]

California Farm Bureau Federation urges cooperation in Delta water operations

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The request came after state agencies issued an environmental permit for the State Water Project that could place its […]

We’ll All Get through This, Together

Joint Statement On Food Supplies From California Grocers Association And California Farm Bureau Federation From the farm to the grocery store, every segment of California’s food distribution system is working conscientiously to fill any gaps and make sure consumers have reliable supplies of safe, affordable food and farm products. As all of us come to […]

Bud, Lance Mouw 60th Farmers of the Year

The “Noon” Kiwanis Club of Tulare presents its 60th “Farmer of the Year” award to Bud and Lance Mouw, farmer and dairy producers from Tulare. The luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Heritage Complex in Tulare. This annual awards luncheon recognizes the lifetime achievements of outstanding agriculturalists […]

Trade Report: California Exports Rise Despite Tariff Wars

California Chamber of Commerce  October 9, 2018 Susanne T. Stirling   California’s merchandise export trade maintained a growth trajectory in August despite a fall-off in farm exports, according to a Beacon Economics analysis of U.S. trade statistics newly released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign shipments by California businesses totaled $15.18 billion for the month, a nominal 3.3% […]