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By Kevin Swartzendruber

The San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation held its 103rd Annual Meeting on May 12 with a focus on education and scholarships, as well as a look at the successes over the past year and challenges facing the agricultural community.

By Craig W. Anderson

In a storm-wracked San Joaquin County that was reminiscent of early '80s wet weather and the stormy flood year of 1997 it seems the worst might be over in 2017. Or not. Time will tell but in the meantime, Farm Bureau News takes a look at the crops, weather and farmers involved in the 2016-2017 storm season.

Delta asparagus grower Bob Ferguson, who has Kings Crown pack his crop, said he’s worried about the future of the industry in the county. Photo by Vicky Boyd.

By Vicky Boyd

Faced with a diminishing labor supply, increasing minimum wages, new labor rules, growing regulations and a deluge of low-cost imports, Delta asparagus growers and packers say they've reached a tipping point.

By Craig W. Anderson

Following a public hearing on the Demonstration Recharge Extraction and Aquifer Management (DREAM) project, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved its implementation by a 5-0 vote at their April 11 meeting.

By Craig W. Anderson

The 2016 California grape crush totaled 4,227,110 tons, an increase of 9.3 percent over the 2015 crush according to the final grape crush report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

By Vicky Boyd

Since President Donald Trump declared 24 California counties primary disaster areas due to January flooding and storms, grower inquiries and applications about federal assistance programs have begun trickling into the Farm Service Agency office in Stockton. On a more local level, the San Joaquin County assessor recently approved property tax relief for producers affected by the storms and who qualify.