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Calls Mount for Advance Warning of Ag Pesticide Spray

Calls Mount for Advance Warning of Ag Pesticide Spray

  Sacramento – Californians in farmworker communities gathered Thursday online as well as in-person, calling on the state and county governments to web-post advance warning of agricultural pesticide use, citing the known health impacts of pesticide exposure and the tendency of pesticides to drift far from where they are applied. Currently, no notice is provided […]

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . President Donald Trump touted his administration’s repealing of the “Waters of the United States” rule, also known as WOTUS, while speaking at the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans. “We’re saving farmers and ranchers from one of the most ridiculous regulations ever imposed on anybody […]

Towards a Grand Bargain on California Water Policy

Towards a Grand Bargain on California Water Policy

. .… By Edward Ring When it comes to water policy in California, perhaps the people are more savvy than the special interests. Because the people, or more precisely, the voters, by huge majorities, have approved nine water bonds in the past 25 years, totaling $27.1 billion. It is likely they’re going to approve another […]

Property Rights Debated in Farmers’ Fight of Unionizing Law

Property Rights Debated in Farmers’ Fight of Unionizing Law

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Does a union have the same right as government to trespass on your property?  They think so.  Unions feel they own all property and government workers.  So, if they want workers to be forced to pay bribes to work, why shouldn’t they interrupt work on private […]

3rd annual Taste of Local Festival -Sept 24th

3rd annual Taste of Local Festival -Sept 24th

Totally Local VC announces its Third annual Taste of Local Farm to Fork Festival coming up on Sept 24th at the historic Olivas Adobe in Ventura California  More Food! More Fun! And More to Local then Ever! The 3rd annual Taste of Local Event  What better way to learn about local food than to experience […]

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Ever since the Trump administration restarted the enforcement of U.S. immigration law — enforced sparingly under the Obama administration — California farmers have been complaining about a labor shortage. A state mandated $15 minimum wage and overtime pay for farmworkers isn’t helping California famers, who are already overburdened by so many […]

Drought’s Impact on Farms: Short-Term Costs and Long-Term Dangers

Drought’s Impact on Farms: Short-Term Costs and Long-Term Dangers

Ventura County: The “bestest” place ever to be

Ventura County: The “bestest” place ever to be

By George Miller We saw in the Washington Post that Ventura County had been rated the #1 county in the U.S. to live.  But for what and how was it rated? Well it turns out that was derived from a government rating system based upon “natural amenities,” meaning weather and geography. Yeah, that’s why many of us […]

Fracking or Farms?

Fracking or Farms?

    . By Naomi Fisher At this time, drought is more important than fracking. The excessive amounts of water used on fracking should be going to farms. Farms can use recycled water. Farms need the precious water Fracking is consuming. As the drought continues, water restrictions will probably get worse. Because of dry farms, […]

California “Drought” to Affect Cost of Food Nationwide

California “Drought” to Affect Cost of Food Nationwide

By Stephen Frank Recently George Skelton of the Los Angeles Times repeated an idea that is circulating in Sacramento. The idea is simple, order the government should restrict the crops being planted in California. For instance, viagra almonds growing on trees take much more water than row crops, ask such as tomatoes. Imagine a farmer […]

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