COVID, water, regulations challenge us

by David Strecker, SJFB President March brings us to the one year anniversary of COVID-19. The only thing more troubling than dealing with this for 12 months now is the […]

SJ County behind on ag COVID vaccinations workers

By Vicky Boyd Although San Joaquin County held its first vaccination clinic for essential agricultural workers recently at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, industry leaders say they remain frustrated at […]

ARB approves faster burning phase-out

By Vicky Boyd The California Air Resources Board unanimously approved an aggressive proposal recently that would end open-air burning of nearly all agricultural material in eight San Joaquin Valley counties […]

PG&E changes time-of-use rates

By Craig W. Anderson PG&E’s changes to time-of-use (TOU) periods for electric rates and new customers will face new rate schedules. The plans will change and how farmers use energy […]

What’s happening to our republic?

By David Strecker, SJFB President Each day in grammar school we would begin the day with the pledge of allegiance. When meetings and assemblies are held, we say that same […]