Pleasants Valley 4-H club member Justin Means, left, exhibits a pig during a competition at the Solano County fairgrounds as livestock judge Cameron Rocha of Newman speaks. The county held a virtual fair and an online junior livestock auction, but opened the fairgrounds for an on-site livestock show.
Photo/Ching Lee
Vacaville FFA student Zach Moore, left, and Rio Vista FFA student Stephanie Fuller show goats during a junior livestock competition at the Solano County fairgrounds.
Photo/Ching Lee
Fairs, students adjust to pandemic rules
With many county fairs canceled due to COVID-19, 16-year-old Katie Hendrix of Solano County said she initially felt "defeated and beat down" because she had been raising her project lambs since January and was eager to show them at her fair's annual livestock competition. Read more...

Report details pandemic effects on state’s farms
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Water recycling project promises supply for farms
Planning efforts with farmers and preliminary designs are underway for what is expected to be one of the largest water recycling projects in California. Read more...

CFBF president's message: Study shows need for quick, intelligent pandemic response
It's striking, the breadth and depth of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of us—even those of us in an essential business such as agriculture that has kept operating throughout the crisis. As we pray for those who have fallen ill or lost loved ones to this terrible disease, we also recognize how it has affected those of us fortunate enough to be able to continue working. Read more...

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