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NEWMAN - While the pandemic has scaled back FFA activities, Orestimba freshman Madison Beach has made the most of her opportunity to compete in the FFA Creed competition.

NEWMAN - Sisters Makayla and Adriana Toste grew up on a West Side dairy, with a passion for the industry further instilled through their competition in livestock show rings and as part of dairy judging teams through Gustine FFA and Newman 4-H.

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In the last few months I have driven a good part of California, from north to south, on various trips for business and pleasure. I went through part of the Livermore Valley just recently and noticed large swaths of undeveloped ground. This land was idle - it has not yet been developed into h…

As a third-generation farmer and member of Congress for the past 15 years, I work every day to support California agriculture.  Our farmers, ranchers and dairymen and women do an incredible job to create an abundance of the healthiest food produced in the world for America’s dinner tables. A…

Anyone who eats food should care about our farmers. But not enough do. People in Washington can’t see beyond their dinner plate and have no idea where their food comes from. Our farmers deserve respect and support from everyone – especially our elected officials.