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The year 2020 was unlike any in our lifetime. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged us in ways we never thought possible. Paired with the prospect of another drought, this year looks to be just as challenging for our ag communities. As a ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, I remain…

What a difference a year makes! Last year during this time I had the opportunity to tell you of our upcoming annual meeting. Little did I know that a week after submitting the article, we would be making the decision to postpone our event and watching Governor Newsom shut down the state soon after.

Almost 200 years ago, my great-grandfather moved to the Central Valley to grow peaches in Manteca. When I got elected to Congress four generations later, one of my very first priorities was getting on the Agriculture Committee so I could support the industry that brought my family home. Now …

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Winter pruning of orchards is part of the annual cycle of agriculture on the West Side.

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.