Humboldt County Farm Bureau member Gary Rynearson, left, and Del Norte County Farm Bureau member Vanessa Alexandre, right, meet with Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, center, and one of his staff members in Wood’s office at the state Capitol. Farm Bureau members from around the state visited 103 legislative offices as part of the California Farm Bureau Federation Leaders Conference.
Photo/Kevin Hecteman
Farmers, ranchers advocate at state Capitol
Sometimes you need to park the tractor for a day and work the legislative fields in Sacramento instead. Read more...

Exporters await potential impact of trade dispute
Although it has been business as usual—so far—California agricultural exporters say they fear the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could spark a global trade war that makes agricultural products into targets as trading countries seek to retaliate. Read more...

Commentary: Immigration coverage should include improved law
When does perception become reality? Farmers in the northern San Joaquin Valley may find out in a few weeks, as harvests of springtime crops such as asparagus and cherries begin. Read more...

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