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JPA considered in preparation for groundwater sustainability plan
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By Vicky Boyd

With the first major deadline of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act only months away, San Joaquin County is putting finishing touches on groundwater sustainability agency maps to send to the state. 

 
Farmers delay planting as wet weather persists
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Signs of flooding still paint the San Joaquin County landscape as the ag community looks to recover. Photo by Kevin Swartzendruber

By Craig W. Anderson

California has been battling a five-year drought and suddenly farmers, ranchers, the ag industry and everyone else has been forced to refocus and cope with record wet conditions.

"It's different from 1997," said David Strecker, second vice president of SFJB. "So far this current stretch of wet weather hasn't reached the levels of 1997's heavy rains, levee breaks and flooding."

 
Best opportunity to repeal estate tax could be here
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By Craig W. Anderson

Two bills introduced in Congress intended to repeal the onerous estate tax would benefit farm and ranch families by helping them pass the family business to the next generation without having to sell it for taxes.

 
Is Federal Milk Marketing Order the answer to California dairy woes?
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By Craig W. Anderson

Feb. 14 may stand as the date when California's dairy industry began to climb out of the milk pricing doldrums: it marks the day the USDA published in the Federal Register a Recommended Decision that a California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) be established.

 
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