Dairy Farmers Take On Sacramento

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AgNet West’ Sabrina Hill is reporting on the road this morning. She is accompanying dairy farmers and their families that are headed to Sacramento to protest on the steps of the state capital building. Find out what the dairy farmers plan to talk about in this report. Click to Open or Download Audio Report

EPA Honors Fresno State’s WET Center

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Receives Environmental Award for Efficient Water Infrastructure SAN FRANCISCO -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized California State University, Fresno’s Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center at an environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Efficient Water Infrastructure Award was presented at Fresno State to the WET Center’s David Zoldoske. “EPA applauds Fresno State’s Water, …

Dairyman Plan New Rally In Sacramento

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Dairyman Putting Pressure on CDFA to help with milk pricing. AgNet West’s Sabrina Hill gets views from dairyman and co-organizer Jim Wilson. For more information on the rally CLICK HERE. Click to Open or Download Audio Report

Meetings Planned for Discussion on Hispanic/Women Discrimination

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USDA is Holding the meetings due to possible loan discrimination claims. Val Dolcini, State Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency – California, is inviting community leaders to attend a meetingto learn about a new program. To view the invite letter, CLICK HERE. For the List of California Meetings (Oct. 10, 2012 to Jan. 23, 2013), CLICK HERE. For the Poster/flyer …

Gov. Brown Vetoes Ag-Targeted Bills

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According to Dave Puglia, Western Growers Association, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs and Communication; Western Growers applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for his responsible action in the veto of AB 2346 and AB 2676. The legislation would have exposed farmers to abusive private lawsuits and extended liability as well as criminal sanctions even when no harm occurred. These bills were

Urge Governor Brown to Veto Heat Illness Bills

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Grape and Tree Fruit League Urge Governor Brown to Veto Heat Illness Bills In a recent OnTarget Newsletter from the Fresno-based California Grape and Tree Fruit League, two labor-driven bills await action by Governor Jerry Brown where he has until September 30 to sign or veto all pending legislation. AB 2346 (Butler, D-El Segundo) creates a private right of action …

Agribusiness Management Conference Nov. 7th

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Economists, academic and business experts will discuss the economic outlook, global trade, California water quality, federal farm policy and other key issues Nov. 7 at the 31st annual Agribusiness Management Conference at Fresno’s Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. The event is sponsored by Fresno State’s Center for Agricultural Business (CAB) and Bank of America in partnership with more than 20 …

Overtime Bill Defeated…Good News for Agriculture

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AB 1313, the legislation that would end the 10 hour-day/60 hour-week overtime exemption for agriculture employees, was defeated just before midnight, August 31, falling seven votes short of the 41 needed for passage. A determined coalition of agriculture organizations mounted a strong grassroots and lobbying effort that led several Democrats to join Republicans in voting against the bill, or abstaining.

California Video Shuts Down Slaughterhouse

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Statement from Dave Daley, Ph.D., California State University, Chico, on Undercover Videos at California Processing Facility DENVER (Aug. 21, 2012 – Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Association) – Federal regulators have suspended operation of a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing alleged abuse to dairy cows. Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which inspects meat facilities, suspended operations …

Beef Ambassador Contest Set for Sacramento

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California cattle women are excited to host the 2013 National Beef Ambassador Competition in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 28-30. It all happens at the downtown Sacramento Embassy Suites. Different states host the national competition each year. 1990 was the last time it was held in California. The National Beef Ambassador (NBA) is a project of American National Cattle Women (ANCW), …

Animal Rights Activists vs Beef Checkoff

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) News Release WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2012) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander expressed disgust following an announcement that the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has formed a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to destroy more than 25 years of market development and consumer demand building by the …

AgNet West Radio Network Covers California; Announces Sales Representative

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Network Announces J. L. Farmakis, Inc. as National Sales Representative; “KROP” Radio First of a Dozen Charter Affiliates Joining Network; All Major California Ag Areas Covered with Prime Network Airtimes (Ocala, FL / Clovis, CA) – AgNet West Radio Network is pleased to announce it has hired J.L. Farmakis, Inc. to represent its national sales efforts. The network launched July …