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By Vicky Boyd

Woodbridge Irrigation District has filed suit against the East Bay Municipal Utility District, claiming the Bay Area water provider is withholding thousands of acre-feet of Mokelumne River water to which it is entitled.

By Craig W. Anderson

California dairy farmers have had to deal with price fluctuations for years while dealing with challenges with labor, water, feed and regulations. Photo by Goff Photography

San Joaquin County dairies face a number of issues and, said Manteca dairyman Raymond Quaresma, "Dairy farmers have to pay attention to what's happening such as disease, labor, prices and more. It's hard to invest without a green light. In dairy, an old rule applies: keep costs down and your head up and stay involved."

By Vicky Boyd

A graduate of San Joaquin Delta Community College, Jennifer Terpstra has come full circle. After receiving an agriculture education degree from California State University, Chico, she spent six years at Lodi High School and 12 years at Escalon High School teaching ag education.

By Vicky Boyd

Dave Phippen, an almond grower and partner in Travaille & Phippen Inc. in Manteca, is a firm believer that if you don't tell your story, someone else will tell it and you may not like what they say.

By Craig W. Anderson

After decades of wildly fluctuating milk prices, California dairy farmers will finally be able to compete in the nation's dairy market when the state's Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) takes effect in November.

By Craig W. Anderson

Feed can account for 50 percent of a dairy farmer's operating costs so they're constantly looking for feed that's both appropriate and affordable. Ironically, a great year for feed growers could cause financial problems for the farmers that need to use their products. Thus, another challenge for the dairy industry. But dairy operators are coping with feed costs while successfully running their businesses.