At his Madera County farm, Bill Diedrich checks on technology that restricts fertilizer to only the root zone of each plant when irrigating. This precision-farming technology, Diedrich says, will become more important with adoption of the CV-SALTS plan to limit nitrates and salt in groundwater.
Photo/Christine Souza
CV-SALTS plan to bring new requirements
Action by the state water board sets in motion a 35-year program of activity and research to address nitrate and salt content in Central Valley groundwater, in order to achieve water-quality objectives. Read more...

Exporters weigh impact of recent trade actions
California farmers and agricultural exporters have largely reacted positively to recent developments in trade, including a limited U.S. bilateral agreement with Japan that reduces tariffs on a number of agricultural products important to the state. Read more...

Commentary: Five tips to help you stay safe at railroad crossings
Farmers constantly face challenges and risks, especially during harvest season. While they may not be the first to come to mind, railroad crossings present a real danger for farmers. Read more...

Moving It Forward: Young entrepreneur shapes family feed-store business
(Editor's note: This is the final installment of a three-part Ag Alert® series about different paths young farmers and ranchers take as they build their agricultural careers.) Read more...

Through the decades with CFBF—2010s
The California Farm Bureau Federation celebrates its centennial this week, and during this year we've been highlighting history from a different decade each month. Read more...

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