Westlands applauds Gov. Newsom’s Habitat Improvement Funding proposal

After the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 hearing discussing Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget proposal, Tom Birmingham, Westlands Water District general manager, issued the following statement in strong support of the California Natural Resources Agency’s “Proposition 68: Habitat Improvement” budget change proposal (BCP): “Robust, effective habitat restoration is critical to supporting at-risk species and […]

Schuil & Associates and New Current Water and Land collaborate

Schuil & Associates, an industry-leading, family-operated ag real estate firm, today announced a cooperative relationship with New Current Water and Land, LLC – a Fresno-based firm specializing in the assessment, development, management, acquisition, and banking of water supplies throughout the Western U.S. – to counsel those interested in purchasing farmland in the San Joaquin Valley […]

Farm Bureau opens entries to calendar contest

Calling all student artists, Grades K-12… Enter our Farm Bureau art contest! Contest entries are due to the Tulare County Farm Bureau office by February 12, 2021 This year’s theme:   “Tulare County Agriculture… Changing the World”  Students are encouraged to creatively depict images of agriculture food and fiber production around Tulare County.   Inspiration is all around […]

National coalition pushes for investment in aging water infrastructure

A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership today to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery package. The coalition includes organizations from 15 states that collectively represent $120 billion in agricultural production, nearly one-third of […]

Tulare County Cattlewomen offering scholarships

The Tulare County Cattlewomen are currently offering scholarships based on academic achievement and leadership skills.  Students must be planning to pursue an education in the agriculture industry with a livestock emphasis.  Below are the requirements for applicants and a list of available scholarships. To apply: Student(s) must attend school (college or Jr. College) currently, or […]

Agriculture, business coalition challenges Cal/OSHA emergency standards

A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the COVID-19 related emergency temporary standards (ETS) recently approved by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board). The complaint alleges, among other things, that the Board lacks statutory authority to impose many of the sweeping measures […]

California Farm Bureau Federation president outlines priorities

Calling for “farmer-led solutions” to issues confronting agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson pledged the organization would respond to state government actions on the pandemic, climate change and other policies. Speaking to members via webcast from the Farm Bureau building in Sacramento during the 102nd California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Johansson said farmers and […]