I wish I had better news to share

By David Strecker, SJFB President October of 2021 is quite possibly the hardest article I have had to write. I wish I had better news to report on. The recall […]

Vote “Yes” to recall Gov. Newsom

By David Strecker, SJFB President It was 18 years ago that the state of California had a recall election, of then Gov. Gray Davis. That election resulted in the election […]

State absent on water storage

By David Strecker, SJFB President Just a few years ago, California faced a several-year drought that led to many of the most senior water right holders in the state losing […]

In-person events coming back!

By David Strecker, SJFB President This past June saw the return of the San Joaquin AgFest, Junior Show and Auction. Due to COVID, 2020’s show was entirely online with no […]

An uphill battle for water storage

By David Strecker, SJFB President Over the past month, every conversation I had seemed to lead to the discussion of water. After spending the past year dealing with COVID-19, our […]

These two women made a huge impact

By David Strecker, SJFB President Farming is like any other job, only you clock in at age 5 and never clock out. This came across my Facebook newsfeed a few […]

2021 Capitol Ag Day held virtually

By David Strecker, SJFB President Last month, California Farm Bureau brought back its Capitol Ag Day. Each March, CFBF has a Leadership Conference in Sacramento with several speakers as well […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 recovery will take a while

By David Strecker, SJFB President This past year forced us to go back to the basics. Trips to the store found us buying the things we needed most. Instead of […]