Newly elected California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson, center, poses with First Vice President Shannon Douglass, left, and Second Vice President Shaun Crook, right. Delegates to the CFBF Annual Meeting elected the new statewide officers on the final day of their meeting in Garden Grove.
Photo/Kevin Hecteman
CFBF elects new president, vice presidents
Pledging to advocate boldly on behalf of California farmers and ranchers, Butte County olive and citrus fruit grower Jamie Johansson became the 16th president of the California Farm Bureau Federation following his election by delegates to the 99th CFBF Annual Meeting. Read more...

Learning extent of wildfire losses will take weeks
The rash of late-autumn wildfires in Southern California has harmed avocados, forage and other crops, and killed or displaced livestock, but it will be weeks before the extent of agricultural losses will be known. Read more...

State water board hears concerns about regulation
With the diverse mix of crops grown in the state and the complex nature of different farming systems, California farmers and their advocates told the State Water Resources Control Board that its one-size-fits-all approach to regulating water quality remains burdensome, expensive and infeasible for many farmers. Read more...

Commentary: New California law adds ‘call before you dig’ options
Throughout California, farmers and ranchers often serve as guardians for important utility infrastructure—both above and below ground. The presence of overhead power lines or underground pipelines imposes obligations on farmers and ranchers—and can bring dangers, too. Read more...

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