COVID-19 Updates

SJC COVID Vaccine Distribution San Joaquin County distribution schedules Vaccine distributions events are being added regularly and can be found at San Joaquin County COVID 19 Vaccination Schedule Must […]

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 […]

Cal-OSHA keeps COVID rules in place

Ag community pushes for elimination of COVID Emergency Temporary Standard By Vicky Boyd Despite pleas from business groups to scrap the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, the California Occupational Safety and […]

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 […]

Ag COVID grants available from state and feds

By Craig W. Anderson The COVID-19 pandemic presented problems for the agriculture community and farmers, ranchers, processors, marketers and various businesses associated with agriculture met the challenges wrought by the […]

COVID prompts employee health and safety action

By Vicky Boyd Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in March, state and federal regulations governing employee health and safety as well as COVID-related leave have been coming fast […]

Crazy 2020 events reflecting in harvest

By Craig W. Anderson   Some crops are still being harvested in San Joaquin County, others are in the shed, but what to expect from the 2020 harvest will be […]

Coronavirus impacts beef industry

By Craig W. Anderson   The COVID pandemic hit the U.S. meat packing plants, reducing their beef-processing capacity that affected ranchers, supplies, prices and consumers. “There wasn’t a problem with […]