Joe Valente looks over drip irrigation lines in a pinot noir vineyard he manages for Kautz Farms in Lodi. Valente and other farmers had to fire up their irrigation systems in December to compensate for a dry start to winter.
Photo/Kevin Hecteman
Long dry spell prompts early irrigations
In less than 12 months, Joe Valente went from having far too much water to not nearly enough. Read more...

Trump describes work to reduce regulatory burden
Pledging to honor "America's proud farming legacy" in every decision his administration makes, President Donald Trump told Farm Bureau members the administration is "putting an end to the regulatory assault on your way of life." Read more...

Commentary: Phase-in of Produce Safety Rule begins this month
The Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011. After seven years and several rounds of rulemaking, the FSMA Produce Safety Rule will come into effect this Jan. 26 for the largest produce growers in the United States. Read more...

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