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Supreme Court schedules showdown for Fowler Packing case on union trespassing
A looming battle over a key recruitment tactic of farmworker unions will hit the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court this spring.
February 9, 2021
Meet the new folks who will determine how much water trickles down to the Valley
Joe Biden is in the White House. Meet his team running the Department of Interior, the top department that holds sway over water flow in the Valley.
January 21, 2021
Westlands board taps Howe to fill vacancy
The chief operating officer of Stratford-based Westlake Farms joins the board of America's largest ag water district.
January 19, 2021
Westlands weighs options to fill vacancy on board of directors
Westlands Water District, a powerful player in the San Joaquin Valley's water landscape, is about to see the second personnel change on its board in two years.
January 19, 2021
Fresno Co. kickstarting ag worker vaccinations by end of January
The nation's top agricultural county is prepping to give a much-needed boost to its top industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 10, 2021
Amid COVID relief, Congress delivers $206mil for Friant-Kern Canal repairs
Last-minute work by Congress to secure government and coronavirus relief funding netted a much-needed win for San Joaquin Valley farmers.
December 22, 2020
Native American tribe’s suit targets Westlands without suing the district. Here’s why.
A key element of an Obama-era water law is getting fresh scrutiny in Federal courts, this time raised by a northern California Native American tribe.
December 17, 2020
Fresno Co. publishes COVID-19 guidance for ag industry
Fresno County Department of Public Health released new health-safety guidelines for the agriculture industry.
December 16, 2020
Borgeas named chair of Senate Ag Committee, sole GOP chairman in Calif. legislature
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins announced Borgeas would serve as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
December 14, 2020
Gray ousted as chair of powerful Assembly committee over water vote
Assemblyman Adam Gray (D–Merced) is no longer the chairman of the Assembly Governmental Organizations Committee, he announced on Saturday.
December 13, 2020