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Turlock Irrigation District Comments on Serving Farmers in a Wet Year

With the bountiful supply of much needed rain and snowpack over the winter and spring, watch this brief interview with Michelle Reimers from Turlock Irrigation District as she shares how they are utilizing it, serving and protecting their farming customers this summer with full water allocations. Please thank this video’s sponsor G3 Enterprises for their industry support.

Meal Period Violations, Farm Employers Beware

Meal break violations are an open door for Class Action & PAGA lawsuits that farmers have been getting impacted by, according to longtime ag labor and employment attorney Ron Barsamian.  Watch this video interview with Ron as he shares what farm employers can do to maintain better records and avoid the costly losses involved in such litigation. Please thank this …

Madera Irrigation District Leads the Charge on Groundwater Recharge

While farmers are accustomed to paying for the water they use, growers in Madera Irrigation District have recently been getting their water for free for groundwater recharge purposes.  While the snow melts and water is aplenty, growers are working quickly to set their farms up to be able to spread some of this water across their fields, in a ditch, …

New Farm Bill May Incentivize On-Farm Ag Tech Innovations

Just as the previous Farm Bill has supported farmers with cost-share programs like EQIP to improve their sustainability, the specialty crop sector of ag is pushing for the coming Farm Bill to support on-farm ag tech innovations in a similar way.  Watch this brief interview with California Fresh Fruit Association President Ian LeMay to learn more. Please thank this video’s …

Distinguishing Between Previous Recessions and Today’s Economic Circumstances

As inflation and fluctuating global economics raise concern for Americans and California farmers, watch this brief interview with world-renowned economic forecaster Marci Rossell.  Dr. Rossell recently addressed pistachio growers, processors and marketers at the annual Conference of American Pistachio Growers and shared some enlightening insights regarding the difference in today’s economic dynamics from the recessions of the past. Special Thanks …

California Farmland to Serve State in Recharging Groundwater Supply

The Governor of California recently issued an Executive Order allowing local water districts to utilize floodwater for groundwater recharge purposes, a record amount of which will take place on California farmland.  This is desperately needed and welcomed by farmers and other water users all over the state that have suffered decades of drought conditions.  Watch this brief interview with Adam …

Reinforcing Buy American Food Act in California School Districts

Finding that California school districts have not been following the Buy American Act regarding food purchases, Ag Council of California sponsored legislation to reinforce the provision with successful results.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney, President of Ag Council, for more details and how this will support California agriculture and the local economy. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Tightening CA Soil Fumigation Regulations Require Grower Attention

Are you considering fumigating your soil soon? California regulations are changing and there are some things growers should know about, and consider getting involved in the conversation. Watch this brief interview with Gabriele Ludwig from the Almond Board of California for more information. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Changing Labor Laws & Regulations Ag Employers Need to Know

As California farmers prepare for the New Year, there are some labor-related changes to laws and regulations that ag employers need to be aware of.  Watch this brief interview with Adam Borchard from the California Fresh Fruit Association as he explains, based on his recent presentation at the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

What the Coming Farm Bill Could Mean for Specialty Crop Agriculture

As specialty crops become a bigger topic of conversation in the development of a new US Farm Bill, California growers could potentially receive more national support than ever before.  Watch this brief interview with Sara Arsenault, new Vice President of the Almond Alliance of California as she explains — based on her presentation at the recent Tree & Vine Expo. …

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