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By Craig W. Anderson

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has adopted new rules to "further protect young students from pesticide exposure," the DPR said in a statement. It also extolled the new rule as being "among the toughest in the nation."

By Vicky Boyd

With the Nov. 1 increase in fuel excise taxes, diesel sales tax and ensuing vehicle registration fees, San Joaquin County producers' pocket books just took another hit. As with other rising expenses, such as escalating minimum wages, growers say they will have a tough time passing increased fuel costs on to their buyers and customers.

By Vicky Boyd

When Breanna Holbert – a Tokay High School graduate and California State University, Chico, sophomore – was elected FFA president at the National FFA Convention recently in Indianapolis, she continued to break new ground.

By Craig W. Anderson

California's dairy farmers are voting on adopting a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) and the decision is close to being completed, according to dairy industry experts.

By Craig W. Anderson

When the huge wildfires swept through Napa-Sonoma wine country, it appeared the many vineyards and wineries were doomed – and many long-time wine grape and wine making operations were damaged or destroyed – but after the fires were controlled and put down the damage, while horrific, wasn't as bad as it could have been.