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Farm Bureau, PETA both oppose farm-confinement proposition

California voters’ support for farm animal rights was made clear in 2008 with the landslide victory of Proposition 2, which said animals could not be confined in a way that prevented them from turning around freely, lying down, standing up

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Labor-backed bill may force union on farm workers

Democratic state legislators passed a bill that could result in thousands of Fresno farm workers paying dues to a union that they may not support and abiding by a labor contract that they might not want. Senate Bill 25, authored

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California’s disappearing farmland

  More than 370,000 acres of California’s irrigated farmland disappeared from 2006-10. Officials are concerned that hundreds of thousands of additional acres could be lost in the coming years, threatening California’s leading role in feeding the nation and indeed much

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Assembly Carves Up Organic Farming

JULY 19, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California is still growing government, but in an unlikely place. The Assembly now has its own organic legislative committee called the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, which will “seek to improve

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