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Wage laws will prompt farmers to cut laborers’ hours, survey finds
Wage laws will prompt farmers to cut laborers’ hours, survey finds
A survey of produce growers found that many plan to cut labor costs by reducing production in California or turning to mechanization in response to the state's new minimum wage and agricultural overtime laws.

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Appeals court drops California egg rule challenge
Appeals court drops California egg rule challenge
A judge correctly dismissed a lawsuit filed by several state governments against California's rules for egg-laying hens.
Calif. Farm Bureau members receive awards for achievements, leadership
A retired farm manager who has dedicated more than 35 years of service to agriculture was among numerous award recipients at the California Farm Bureau Federation's 98th annual meeting.
CFBF’s Wenger renews call for political action among growers
CFBF’s Wenger renews call for political action among growers
California Farm Bureau Federation president Paul Wenger renewed his call for more political action from growers during the organization's 98th annual meeting in Monterey.
California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Debate was heated over Democrats’ resolutions urging Trump to continue to issue work permits to young immigrants brought to the country as children.
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
The Pacific Legal Foundation says federal water allocators deprive nearly a dozen mperiled species of water south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
A rainy pattern in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest could continue at least through mid-December, forecasters say.
California treasurer to study legal marijuana and banking
In general, the state will treat cannabis like alcohol. Taking effect in 2018, the law allows people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of pot and grow six marijuana plants at home.
California’s new water conservation plan focuses on cities
Diana Brooks, head of water efficiency at the Department of Water Resources, which oversees farm water use, said the proposal would require agricultural water district managers to keep better track of how their water is being used, and better think...
California strawberry production poised for record despite slow start
California strawberry production poised for record despite slow start
Strawberry production in California is on pace to set a record in 2016 despite a slow start caused by last winter's rains.
Bill would force schools to seek USDA waiver for imported food
Bill would force schools to seek USDA waiver for imported food
A bill by Rep. John Garamendi would require school districts to obtain a USDA waiver before serving imported food in their school meal programs.

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