Shining Light on Farm & Food Policy for 20 Years. Friday, April 19, 2024


The end of plentiful farm workers?

In recent years the California Farm Bureau Federation and the Western Growers Association, along with other farm groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have lobbied for policies that make it easier to hire foreign workers from Mexico and elsewhere.
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California lawmakers mull GMO labeling bill

A bill requiring labeling of packaged foods made with genetically modified crops is winding its way through the legislature in California, the biggest U.S. agricultural state, after a ballot measure on the issue, Proposition 37, was narrowly defeated by voters in 2012.
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California water storage drops to lowest in decade

Although recent storms may provide much needed relief for California farmers, the state’s water storage is drying up, researchers say. Using satellite data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, researchers found that as of November, total water storage in the state’s
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