NEWMAN - An interest in livestock drew Orestimba High junior Landon Mendonca into the FFA program as a freshman.
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.
GUSTINE - Gustine High freshman Grant Hazan has been around the ag lifestyle all his life, and is looking forward to further broadening his horizons through FFA.
NEWMAN - Diego Garcia’s interest in FFA dated back to his junior high years - and when he reached Orestimba he wasted no time in becoming involved in the organization.
GUSTINE - Less than two years into his FFA career at Gustine High, sophomore Austin Bell has already accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments.
GUSTINE - Gustine High School junior Savanna Barcellos has been making the most of her FFA opportunities, from the show ring to speech competitions to conferences and more.
GUSTINE - Watching his older sister participate in FFA activities, Daniel Gomes knew that he too wanted to be active in the organization when he reached high school.
West Side dairy producers have enacted a variety of precautionary measures against coronavirus infection in an effort to keep employees and their families safe.
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.
California dairy producers enjoyed a solid 2019 after suffering through a four-year downturn in the prices they were paid for their milk and carried optimism into 2020.
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…
Merced County Farm Bureau has a proud history of giving back to our local communities through various donations, participation in local field days and scholarship programs. This year has been no different and our “Salute to Ag” is to focus on the deserving students and teachers that have wor…
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.
Farmers have no end of worries: Will it rain too little? Will it rain too much? What is ailing the bees? Will the price of nuts be high enough to cover my costs?
NEWMAN - A local farming operation which takes almonds from orchard to shelled meats is undergoing an extensive renovation to increase capacity of its rural Newman processing facility.
Merced County farmers and ranchers produced commodities valued at $3.25 billion in 2018, continuing a series of declines which followed a record year in 2014.
Stanislaus County farmers and ranchers produced agricultural commodities valued at $3.5 million in 2018, a decline of 2 percent from the 2017 value of $3.6 million.
GUSTINE - A family farming operation with solid roots in the Gustine area continues to thrive today under the direction of a third-generation member.