A former employee of family-run turkey processor Zacky Farms has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the company failed to give workers the required notice of layoffs, prior to last month’s announcement it was closing.
Temple Grandin, a prominent expert on both livestock behavior and autism in humans, spoke in Modesto, CA, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Grandin herself is autistic. Modesto Junior College hosted the talks.
The FFA community is in shock after one of its most highly respected teachers, Kevin Koelewyn of Tulare Joint Union High School District, died Nov. 4. He fell ill Oct. 25 while attending the national convention.
San Luis Obispo, California, High School graduate Luke O’Leary was named national FFA president in Indianapolis on October 27, 2018. His pastor father, Thom O’Leary, led a prayer on stage with President Donald Trump.
Sun-Maid Growers, the world’s largest marketer of raisins based in Kingsburg, CA, has rejected a proposal by the Raisin Bargaining Association growers group to sell the 2018 crop for a record-setting price.
A court ruled that groundwater pumping that depletes a river could violate California law. Farmers might have to deal with new restrictions before SGMA, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, kicks in.