U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, responds to a comment from the audience during a town hall hosted by the California Farm Bureau Federation and moderated by CFBF President Paul Wenger, left, at Modesto Junior College on Sunday.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, right, talks with, from left, CFBF First Vice President Jamie Johansson, CFBF President Paul Wenger and state Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross prior to a town hall meeting in Modesto this week.
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Perdue hears concerns of California farmers
On a sunny Sunday in Modesto, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue came to town to hear about what keeps California farmers up at night. Trade, regulations and immigration led the list. Read more...

Water managers prepare for new rainfall season
The state finds itself in an improved water-supply position going into the 2017-18 winter, thanks to the precipitation and snowpack the previous winter that filled reservoirs, topped rivers, replenished aquifers and flooded land. Read more...

Commentary: Raising livestock in areas with wolves won’t be easy
Almost exactly six years ago, California had its first wolf visitor come into the state from Northeastern Oregon. Since OR-7 first entered California, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified two separate packs in Northern California—and each pack has either been suspected or confirmed of killing livestock. Read more...

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