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By Vicky Boyd

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recently approved a long-term plan that relies heavily on incentives to bring the region into compliance with federal air quality standards for super fine particulates.

After an early Feb. 27 start, the South San Joaquin Irrigation District wrapped up its water delivery season in late October. While October and most of November produced little rain, Northern California has received significant rain since Thanksgiving. Photo by Vicky Boyd

By Vicky Boyd

Thanks to recent rains, the water year is off to a slightly wetter-than-normal start for San Joaquin County. However,  water managers are not jumping up and down with excitement quite yet since the historically rainiest months are still ahead. 

By Craig W. Anderson

The 2018 walnut crop was estimated to be a record setting 690,000 tons, a 10 percent increase over last year but that good news was hit hard by retaliatory trade tariffs imposed on the U.S. by three of the top export markets: China, Turkey and India. 

By Vicky Boyd

An August ruling by a South Carolina judge once again puts farmers, ranchers and landowners in 26 states – including California – in the crosshairs of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Waters of the United States.

Farm Bureau News 

Jessica Coit recently joined the San Joaquin Farm Bureau staff as membership and marketing programs assistant. She will be busy with membership recruitment and retention activities, promoting discount programs, and handling inquiries for SJFB members. She will also work to develop Farm Bureau service-to-member programs, assist in meeting and event planning and coordination, as well as other duties in the office.