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Friday Follow-Up Archive 2007

December 21, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • U.S. Senate passes $286 billion farm bill
  • Assemblywoman Nicole Parra meets with FCFB directors/staff
  • Judge issues final order on Delta Smelt ruling
  • California Air Resource Board staff meets with agriculture representatives to discuss proposed diesel rules
  • FCFB Holiday office hours
  • Kerman farmer recognized for conservation effort
  • CFBF hires new water resources director
  • Plant and Soil Conference set for Feb. 5-6
  • Toast the season with California Champagne
  • ‘Tis the season—for spiritual well-being
December 14, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Remember: Coffee Talk meeting set for Dec. 14
  • FCFB’s Water 101 was well attended
  • Air Board hears concerns with proposed truck emission rules
  • Report says gene flow not likely to impact environment
  • Dairy program honored with Governor’s environmental award
  • Farm Bureau membership makes great gift
  • Christmas holiday fun facts – farm-wise
December 7, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Coffee Talk meeting set for Dec. 14
  • Growers urged to attend ARB meeting on Dec. 14 in Easton
  • Ag Pump Efficiency Program workshop set for Dec. 13 in Fresno
  • Asian vine crop workshop is Dec. 13
  • Delta Task Force shares findings
  • Meeting set for dairy producers to discuss CDFA Whey Factor Decision
  • Specialty Crops Conference for Small Farm Resource Network members set for Dec. 12
  • Feed Inspection Services Advisory Board has vacancies 
  • Words to live by
  • This day in history
November 30, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Coffee Talk meeting set for Dec. 14
  • Growers urged to attend ARB meeting on Dec. 14 in Easton
  • State Water Project announces a preliminary 25% supply
  • “No-Match” Rule placed on-hold
  • CFBF Annual Meeting set for Dec. 2-5
  • Reminder: Drought workshop will be held Dec. 5 & 6
  • FCFB’s “Water 101” seminar is full
  • Tree Fruit meeting set for Dec. 4 in Parlier
  • Coalition Submits Over 1 Million Signatures
  • Winegrowers present first Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Smile for the Week
November 20, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Revision to employment eligibility verification Form I-9 announced
  • New Fresno County dairy ordinance challenged
  • Upcoming meetings for grape producers set for next week
  • Conservation Tillage Workgroup meeting will be Nov. 28
  • Conference to highlight fresh approaches to fertilizing techniques
  • Climate Change Symposium to be held at Fresno State in December
  • Almonds could reach production record
  • Happy Turkey Day – turkey trivia time
  • Happy Thanksgiving – a historical perspective
  • Smile for the Week (it’s back…)
November 16, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • FCFB to host “Water 101” seminar on Dec. 10
  • A new intern joins FCFB family
  • Input sought on forming statewide energy plan
  • Drought workshop for farmers planned for Dec. 5
  • USDA issues cotton, corn and sugar beet estimates
  • Farm-City Week is November 16-22
November 9, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • AgJOBS won’t fit into Farm Bill, but push for it continues
  • Agribusiness Conference highlights
  • Ag’s “people skills” need help
  • Latest on Water Resources Development Act of 2007
  • Hollywood Update
  • Memorial service scheduled for Roy Gabriel
  • Veterans Day is Nov. 11
November 2, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Federal Farm Bill works through Senate
  • SIDEBAR: The 2007 Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill key provisions
  • Central American leaders visit to discuss possible guest workers opportunities
  • Quick storm dumps rain/hail on Valley floor
  • Sexual Harassment prevention training offered
  • Southland fires follow-up
  • Chamber Ag Water Committee to meet tomorrow
  • Local FFA Chapters to hold fund-raiser events
  • Spring forward; Fall back
  • Check out FCFB Business Support Members on-line
  • Reminders: Nov. 7 -- Agribusiness Management Conference/ Awards Luncheon / Nov. 5 -- Water Quality Workshops
  • Quote of the Week
  • Words to live by
October 26, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Fresno County Supervisors approve dairy/feedlot ordinance
  • Southland fires impact crops
  • Chamber issues breakfast is Oct. 30
  • Reminder: USDA EQIP Program deadline is Nov. 2
  • U.S. cows contribute less to greenhouse gases
  • Corn and wheat yields are up
  • Beef prices look strong
  • Drink your milk!
  • Did you know?
  • Here are last week’s World Series Trivia Answers
October 19, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • This Week’s Legislative Scene
  • Farm Bill Update
  • Water Bonds Update
  • Water uncertainty lingers—La Nina conditions forecasted
  • We are not alone
  • Dairy water quality grants are available
  • Annual Agribusiness Management Conference/ Awards Luncheon is Nov. 7
  • Best Management Practices -- Water Quality Workshops set for Nov. 5
  • Student writing contest is underway
  • U.S.-produced food preferred
  • Local NRCS leader receives national honor
  • Memorial service scheduled for Roy Gabriel
October 12, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Still on the Governor’s desk
  • Federal Judge makes ruling on “No-Match” SS rule
  • State legislature water bond update
  • Vegetable crop update
  • Conference to highlight fresh approaches to fertilizing techniques
  • Northern California rains help range conditions
  • 2008 Outstanding Teacher of the Year nominations due October 26
  • Imagine this...story writing contest deadline - November 1
  • Valley legislators to discuss 2008 agenda
October 5 , 2007:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB elects directors/officers for 2007-08
  • Fresno County declares emergency situation in water supply
  • State Legislature water hearing postponed until Monday
  • Chamber committee looks at state water issues Friday
  • CFBF loses true advocate
  • Big Fresno Fair opens; FCFB co-sponsors newest attraction
  • Ag in the Classroom Statewide Conference is Oct. 12-14
  • USDA EQIP Program sign-ups underway – Deadline is Nov. 2
September 28, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • No-Match SS seminar set for Oct. 5 at FCFB
  • FCFB hires new Governmental Affairs Coordinator
  • Rain damage assessment underway
  • CFBF’s Farm Team calls for action on bills
  • Chamber committee looks at Delta issues next Friday
  • Workshops to help dairy producers conform to new water quality regulations
  • Cotton acreage is down; corn is way up
  • FCFB’s Annual Meeting of the Members set for next Thursday
  • Big Fresno Fair gets underway next week
  • Speaking of Fairs—don’t miss the Caruthers District Fair this weekend
  • Best Management Practices -- Water Quality Workshops set for Nov. 5
September 21, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • CFBF's Farm Team urges veto action on certain bills
  • Fresno county Planning Commission moves forward with Dairy/Feedlot Ordinance
  • Fresno County ag awards announced
  • Governor floats $9 billion water proposal
  • FCFB's Annual Meeting of the Members set for Oct. 4; Election of board slated
  • Applications being accepted for Leadership Farm Bureau
  • Fresno State wine grape harvest research continues
  • Last-minute reminders -- upcoming events
  • Recent unsettled weather was forecasted in 2007 Farmer's Almanac
  • Fall begins on Sunday
  • A smile a day...
September 14, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program is working - message delivered on Thursday
  • FCFB president delivers overview of agriculture at State of County breakfast
  • Planning Commission to hear proposed dairy/confined animal ordinance
  • Sept. 25 is Cotton Harvest Safety Program
  • DPR Proposes Field Fumigation Regulations
  • Cattlewomen fundraiser is Sept. 22
  • No-Match Social Security seminar set for Oct. 5 at FCFB
  • A smile a day...
September 7, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Push for water bond legislation now
  • Social Security "No-Match" briefing to be held Sept. 12
  • Water Quality Boards hold workshop in clovis on Sept. 13
  • Dairy/Feedlot Ordinance to be subject of Chamber meeting
  • CFBF's Farm Team is urging action on air board bill
  • Trade seminar set for Sept. 11 in Fresno
  • Ag exports to reach record levels
  • Fresno Fair Education Program looking for volunteers
  • Words to live by...
  • A smile a day...
August 31, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • USDA official to be in Fresno Sept. 5 to discuss Farm Bill
  • Decision expected today on delta Smelt - ESA issue
  • Pray for dry, breezy days ahead
  • Urge a veto on labor bill
  • Fresno Fair - Shamrock Shows scholarship accepting applications
  • Ag Boosters Barbecue is Sept. 9
August 24, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • SJR Restoration Scoping meeting to be held Aug. 29 in Fresno
  • Delta smelt hearing was held in Fresno
  • Drought contingency planning underway
  • State Legislature approves budget
  • FACT Leadership Development Program application deadline is Aug. 31
  • Social Security mis-match briefing to be held Sept. 12
  • Ag Boosters Barbecue tickets are available
  • Almond pasteurization goes forward
  • Mini-watermelon Field Day set for Sept. 6
  • An apple a day...
  • U.S. ag exports are strong through midyear
August 17, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Employers on the hook for immigration enforcement
  • Time to act is now
  • Help is needed on state level, too
  • Light Brown Apple Moth funding is increased
  • Hearing set for Aug.21 in Delta Smelt case
  • Long-time Farm Bureau leader to be honored
  • Raisin harvest begins - forecast is up
  • This date in history
August 10, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Tie-Down Regulations meeting will be tomorrow in Easton
  • Summer recess delays passing of California budget
  • Fresno State Summer Ag Bridge Program
  • Water Update: Watershed Coalitions are working
  • Horses are at risk of West Niles virus - get them vaccinated
  • Fair hall of Fame Program is looking for nominations
  • Annual Ag Awards nominations underway
  • Update: upcoming State comp employer seminars
  • Enterprise Zone workshops set for Aug. 30
August 3, 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Tie-Down Regulations meeting set for Aug. 10 in Easton
  • Applications are now being accepted for FACT Leadership Development Program
  • Attention on farm bill now turns to Senate
  • Water Update: Kings River growers see short season come to a close
  • Farm Bureau Co-Sponsors Property Rights Initiative
  • Be aware of heat illness prevention
  • Job Listing: Governmental Affairs
July 27 , 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Federal Farm Bill passes the house
  • FCFB launches new website
  • Journalism Awards presented at FCFB Media Appreciation Event
  • Thank You to Our Media Night Sponsors
  • FCFB has "No Trespassing" signs
July 20 , 2007:

 In this issue...

  • Federal Farm Bill talks began this week
  • Join us next Thursday at FCFB's Media Appreciation night
  • Williamson Act applications are available - face conditional acceptance
  • Legislative Update: Help is needed on SB 180
  • Water Update: Governor visits San Luis Reservoir to push for more storage; Delta Vision workshop set for July 27
  • FCFB has heat stress education cards available
  • Corn is up, cotton is down
  • Have some garlic with that cheese

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July 13 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Update: Tie-down regulations
  • Annual Media Appreciation Night is July 26
  • Water Update
  • Union Bank Small Business Awards seeking nominations
  • Central valley winery & vineyard energy efficiency workshop set for July 20
  • Local students receive CFBF scholarships
  • It's watermelon time

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July 6 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Fresno County Draft Dairy/Feedlot Facility Ordinance public meeting to be held Monday
  • California highway Patrol develops exemption to new tie-down regulations
  • Metal theft bill fails in committee
  • Potential new wine grape varieties subject of Vit Tech group meeting
  • Senator Feinstein weighs-in on immigration reform
  • Annual Ag Awards nominations underway
  • Want to participate in future Energy Solutions" BioDiesel Co-op survey?
  • Annual Media Appreciation Night is July 26
  • Feed or fuel??
  • Make that several cans a week

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June 29 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Your help is needed to preserve Williamson Act
  • Senate Immigration cloture vote fails
  • Food safety bills stall in committee
  • Water Woes ease somewhat
  • Air District seeks its own vehicle emission standards
  • Korean Retail Buying Mission set for July
  • FCFB accepting nominations for Annual Journalism Awards
  • Celebrate freedom next Wednesday
June 22 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Diesel engine air quality workshop to be held Tuesday in Kerman
  • Fresno County Supervisors to consider suspension of Williamson Act applications
  • Water Woes update- week 3
  • New load tie-down regulations put on-hold until December
  • Ag JOBS outlook looks positive as comprehensive Immigration Reform moves forward
  • FCFB Says good-bye to issues coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator participating in dairy internship program
  • Tomato production is expected to be up
June 15 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Water Woes Update
    • Pumps are going back on, but not out of woods yet
  • Immigration Reform not dead yet
  • Bee placement legislation re-introduced
  • Load Tie-down Regulations update
  • FCFB's FACT Leadership Program "graduates" nine class members
  • Harassment Seminar is scheduled for June 19
June 8 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Immigration reform update
  • Water Woes
    • State pumps to start on Sunday
    • Pump shut-off of concern to Fresno County farmers
    • Consolidated Irrigation District cancels irrigation runs for 2007
  • New regulations enforced for ag haulers
  • Heavy-duty incentive program
  • County Metal Ordinance update
  • State Budget update
  • State Legislative calendar
  • Fresno State Farm market to feature local turkey products
June 1 , 2007:

In this issue...

  • Efforts continue on S. 1348 - Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
  • State water pumps stop
  • Remember: new rules in place while transporting bees and metals on county roads
  • Land use workshop held at FCFB
  • Federal Farm Bill discussions underway in Congress
  • Protect employee secret ballot choice in unionization
  • Ag Labor and Employment Summit set for June 12 on Westside
May 25, 2007:

In this issue...

  • Debate on immigration reform legislation continues
  • Fresno County agricultural production shows gains in 2006 despite heat losses
  • Five Points are Heat Stress Seminar is next Thursday
  • Update: Williamson Act funds reinstated in proposed budget revise
  • Ag Department offers continuing education classes for private applicatorn
  • Air district imposes more burn restrictions on farmers

 

May 18, 2007:

In this issue...

  • Senate reaches immigration reform compromise agreement
  • Heat Stress Seminar is next Thursday at FCFB
  • Governor proposes elimination of Williamson Act in budget revise
  • Bill seeks to take away employee rights
  • Dairy energy efficiency workshop May 23 in Lemoore
  • Corn production meetings set for June 5
  • State grants available for animal waste bio-energy technologies
May 11, 2007:

In this issue...

  • Heat Stress Seminar will be held on May 24 and 31
  • Diesel engine - air quality workshops set for June
  • Supervisors pass components of a countywide metal theft ordinance
  • CFBF advocacy group heads to Washington to push for AgJOBS
May 4, 2007:

In this issue...

  • FCFB Annual Banquet Recap
  • FARM TEAM Update
  • FCFB programs recognized by PR trade association
  • Labor seminars for employers set for WEdnesday
  • National Ag Marketing group to meet on May 8 in Fresno
  • Tree fruit crop estimate is up from 2006