Merced County farmers and areas experts say a potential trade war would be likely to have a chilling effect on the agricultural industry if the U.S. and China go through with matching tariffs on exports.
A storm bearing down on California is expected to drop several inches of rain in some areas and dairy experts are urging the industry to be prepared. Dairy owners could face muddy conditions that could contribute to less milk and disease.
The annual statewide FFA leadership conference, one of Fresno’s largest conventions with more than 7,000 participants, wrapped up its four day event Tuesday. But officials say that after 23 years in the city, it won’t be back next year because ‘we are in need of more space.’
President Donald Trump's hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation's agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor it needs to plant, grow and pick the crops that feed the country.
Foster Farms and the United Farm Workers are negotiating a contract to replace the one expiriing in October for most of the 2,500 or so employees at the chicken plant next to the Livingston headquarters.
On the last day to submit public comment, Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, submitted one last letter in opposition to the Bay-Delta plan and recommend the State Water Resources Control Board to start over on the study process.