California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson, seated center with Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, discusses issues of importance to California agriculture while county Farm Bureau leaders and members of the CFBF Leadership Farm Bureau class listen. The visit to Capitol Hill was part of an advocacy trip to meet with lawmakers and agency officials.
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During a visit to Washington, D.C., CFBF President Jamie Johansson, right, and a delegation of Farm Bureau leaders from California meet with Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, second from right, to discuss immigration, farm policy, trade and water issues.
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Issues collide as CFBF group visits capital
Arriving during a consequential week in Washington, D.C., a delegation of Farm Bureau leaders from California advocated on key issues as two of those issues took center stage at the U.S. Capitol. Read more...

Farmers await potential change in dairy pricing
People in the dairy business say they're quite certain the state will be changing to a federal milk pricing system this fall, but they're holding out on making any long-term business decisions in anticipation of this move. Read more...

Commentary: Farmers must work together to solve water problems
It isn't easy for farmers from different parts of a watershed to talk with each other about water. This is true for neighbors on a creek, it is true in the Central Valley and it is true in the Klamath Basin. Read more...

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