SJFB News May 2024

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Meeting today’s challenges. Planning for tomorrow.


SGMA hits 10th year as challenges persist

Under SGMA, passed 10 years ago, groundwater basins must balance extraction with recharge by as soon as 2040.

DURING THE LAST DECADE of drought and floods, the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 has required local agencies to create a roadmap to protect wa-

ter supplies in aquifer supplies for future generations. SGMA will mark its 10-year term in September.

The law was created during the 2012-2015 drought when surface

See SGMA, page 9

Programs and fees may be impacted by state budget shortfall

THE PROPOSED STATE 2024-25 budget is a work in progress as the governor and lawmakers try to close a shortfall estimated at between $38 billion and $73 billion, depending on the analysis.

Among the proposed fixes are increasing fees, fund shifting, reducing or eliminating programs including farm equipment replacement, and dipping into the so-called “rainy day” fund.

What programs survive the budget process and how cuts might affect agriculture remain to be seen, said Roger Isom, president and CEO of the Western Agricultural

The FARMER, or Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions, program is on the budget chopping block. In 2023-24, it provided $75 million to help growers replace older Tier 0, Tier 1 and Tier 2 engine tractors and other self-propelled equipment with cleaner-running machinery.

Processors Association.

“I think everything is on the chopping block. Which ones ultimately get cut or eliminated, we don’t know,” he said.

Ken Vogel, who grows cherries and walnuts with

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Joe Salazar, Chair

Joe Petersen

Charlie Starr

Calla Nile Garden

Tim Weststeyn, Chair

Bruce Oosterkamp

David Phippen

Bryan Van Groningen


Chester Murphy, Chair

Kent Norman

Les Strojan


Caleb Gervase, Chair

Katie Veenstra

Paul Voortman


Richard Rodriguez, Chair

Stanton Lange

Daniel Meza

Alfred Nicolini


Nick Ferrari, Chair

James Chinchiolo

Donald Drake

Jim Ferrari

Steven Galvin

Roberts Union

Nick Mussi, Chair

Patrick Drury

David Strecker


Joe Bacchetti, Chair

Phil Martin

Pete Reece, Jr.


Nick Bokides, Chair

John Anagnos

Kelton Fleming


Andrew Watkins, President

Les Strojan, First Vice President

James Chinchiolo, Second Vice President

Directors at Large

Phil Brumley

Jean Cabral, Emeritas

Jim Connolly

Karen Cultrera

Herman Doornenbal, Jr.

Joe Ferrari

Brad Goehring

Jack Hamm

Bob Hesseltine

Jim Larkin

Joe Luis

Steve Moore

Jerry Robinson

Jake Samuel

Paul Sanguinetti

Dave Simpson

Ken Vogel

Darrell Voortman

Kenny Watkins


Jenna Swenson, Farm Service Agency

Sonya Miller, NRCS/USDA

Krista McCoon, SJ CWA

Kamal Bagri, Ag Commissioner

Sheriff Pat Withrow, Sheriff’s Dept

Brent Holtz, UC Cooperative Extension


Andrew Genasci, Executive Director

Jessica Coit, Membership Coordinator

Don't miss our summer events! from the PRESIDENT’S DESK

MAY IS HERE and it sure didn’t take long to go from winter to full on spring! I know that everyone is busy, and cherries are getting close. Knock on wood, the weather will cooperate with us so we can successfully get through another cherry harvest.

Planning is well underway for this year’s Ag in the Classroom class. Hosted by San Joaquin Farm Bureau and the SJFB Foundation for Ag Education, this yearly

class introduces educators from around the county to agriculture through tours and presentations. This years AITC will be held from June 3-6. If you know any educators who may be interested in attending, have them email or call the office at (209) 931-4931 to get more information or sign up.

On June 8, we will join with Sonoma County Farm Bureau at the first ever California Ag Appreciation Day at the


NASCAR weekend at the Sonoma Raceway. As many of you may remember, Sonoma County voters will be considering a ban on most animal agriculture on their November ballot. Board members from SJFB, along with Natalie the Cow, will be joining Sonoma FB and other county FB’s to speak with and educate attendees that Saturday at the Ag Pavilion on the

Legislators continue to target ag

IT IS SPRING AGAIN and the farmers, ranchers and dairy farmers of San Joaquin County are hard at work. Unfortunately, as hard at work as we are there are groups working just as hard against us. We are well into the legislative year, and already we are seeing another raft of bills that threaten agriculture.

AB 1864 would require a Notice of Intent for the use of both restricted and non-restricted pesticides within a quarter mile of schools, potentially overwhelming the existing NOI system. Never mind that there has not been a reported pesticide drift from agriculture on a school in decades.

AB 2870 would kill any state support for methane digesters that have shown

themselves to be the most cost effective and beneficial way to lower greenhouse gas emissions from dairies. Digesters work and benefit the dairy and the environment both, which is probably why the radical environmental groups hate them. Along with the bad bills that the California Farm Bureau staff are fight-

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SJFB discusses property taxes, Williamson Act with accessor's office

AN AD HOC COMMITTEE of SJFB board members met with the county assessor’s office regarding how property taxes are assessed and how the Williamson Act functions.

Principal Appraiser Vanh Somphoune represented San Joaquin County Assessor/ Recorder/County Clerk Steve J. Bestolarides, to answer questions from committee members. She said, “This meeting with the San Joaquin Farm Bureau and the Assessor’s office was successful [and] we

look forward to continued collaboration.”

“One important topic we looked at was property values and how the Williamson Act properties are valued by the assessor’s office,” said SJFB Executive Director Andrew Genasci. “And how the process can, if needed, be improved.”

The assessor’s office prepares assessments to all taxable property in the county. The assessor has a constitutional responsibility to determine the value of and assess all taxable property in the county.” The 2022-2023 property tax assessment roll was $99.1 billion.

Established in 1965, the Williamson Act permits allow local governments to enter into contracts with private landowners willing to restrict specific parcels of land to agricultural or related open space use. The reward for doing this is the landowners receive property tax assessments that are much lower than normal due to being based on farming and open space uses.

The Department of Conservation works at all levels of government and landowners and participating counties and cities must establish their own rules and regulations within their jurisdiction regarding the Act.

However, with the state no longer providing subvention funds, SB 574 removes the Department from some of the oversight the provided to ensure that state funds were being correctly allocated to the counties. “It also removes the Department from being able to negotiate a land valuation for someone who wants to remove themselves from the Williamson

Act and leaves the control completely local,” Genasci said.

“This is just one of the many issues we are interested in,” said committee member Herman Doornebal.

“It was a great meeting, as the assessors’ staff took the time to explain how evaluations are done,” Genasci said. “A question we had is: where are they getting their crop values?”

The method used by the assessor to calculate how the Act will work for an individual landowner is by using a formula for rent, i.e., what would the property income be if it were rented.

“Their system is confusing but what Farm Bureau wants is that our tax bill be calculated fairly and correctly and that we work with their office collaboratively,” Genasci said. “This is the first time this assessor’s office has met with us to explain the methodology of assessments. I think everyone on the committee are on board

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with working together, with Farm Bureau being an asset to the assessor’s office.”

“We’ve sat down with this assessor’s staff and while some of what we discussed was new to us and confusing, some things made sense, with rent formulas covering various zones and other things,” Doornebal said. “I’m glad more meetings are scheduled as we develop this valuable relationship.”

Genasci pointed out some areas that need to be discussed, including, “since 2010 the state hasn’t provided the subvention funds for counties that engage in Williamson Act contracts, state funds that were part of the original Williamson Act and there to make the counties whole by, replacing the tax revenue they gave up.”

He continued, “To help counties that suddenly had a hole in their budget due to forgoing a portion of the taxes on Act properties, the state passed AB 1266 that allowed counties to, if they chose, shorten

the contract from 10 to 9 years with a smaller tax deduction due to the shorter contract.”

However, San Joaquin County opted to not adopt the shorter contract and instead the supervisors decide the protection of ag lands was important enough to leave the contracts in place as is, with no state funds to back-fill their losses.

“The system is backlogged and needs updating,” committee member Dave Phippen said. “This meeting was a listening session for Farm Bureau with no time for us to tell the assessor how the Act was not working for us.” Phippen also said it’s difficult to explain all the elements of the Williamson Act.

This and other issues potentially will be covered in detail in future meetings. “This was a collaborative, empathetic meeting, a dialogue’s been established and we’re talking the same language,” said SJFB Second Vice President and committee member James Chinchiolo. “I met personally with the assessor’s office staff later and I

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was able to explain agriculture’s position. They seemed very willing to understand the reality of our situation.”

He also said the assessor’s office has procedures to help the county’s farmers and has the authority to adjust them to meet agriculture’s needs.

Ad Hoc Committee member Dave Phippen said, “More meetings are needed to get our point of view across to the assessor. This first meeting was designed to be a listening meeting for Farm Bureau, not necessarily a sharing meeting.”

Phippen said future get-togethers should be oriented to “showing our viewpoint, making it clear to the assessor what the Williamson Act’s accomplishing while at the same time noting that some growers are losing money but their taxes are increasing.”

Bestolarides can, said Phippen, “interpret state law to be more in our [agriculture’s] favor. He was polite enough to open up the Williamson Act for discussion at a listening event on our part. How the

assessor’s office interprets the Act next, in the future, how it works or doesn’t work, for ag.”

He added, “I’m not real optimistic at this point.”

Doornebal said, “More meetings are scheduled.”

“Our contact with Bestolarides who is the elected assessor, and his staff have been very good and informative. The assessor’s office wants to do what’s best for farmers,” Genasci said. “Farm Bureau is working collaboratively with the assessor’s office regarding issues that directly affect farmers, ranchers and businesses associated with ag.”

He also said, “This getting together with the ag community, representing an industry with an annual worth of more than $2 billion, is a good idea.”

Principal Appraiser Somphoune commented that the assessor’s office is looking forward to “developing a productive relationship between the two organizations in the future.”


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Farmers feed the economy

SPRING IS A TIME OF PLANNING, planting and new growth on the farm. From preparing to plant seeds for the next crop to tending trees freshly in bloom, farmers are working hard to ensure strong yields in the months ahead. And those yields spring up well beyond the farm gate too. While we know that farmers and ranchers play a critical role growing the food, fiber and fuel we rely on, did you also know that we play an important role in growing our nation’s economy? A new report shows agriculture’s significant, and growing, impact.

According to the 2024 Feeding the Economy report, economic output related to agriculture grew by more than a trillion dollars since last year. A trillion dollars! That’s a remarkable reminder of the role our farms and ranches play across the supply chain. Agriculture contributes to 20% of U.S. economic activity. Just let that sink in for a minute. One fifth of our nation’s economic output would not be possible without the nearly 2 million farms across our country.

What’s more – agriculture supports more than 48 million jobs in the U.S.

From manufacturing of farm equipment to stocking food on grocery shelves, there are millions of Americans heading to work today who can trace how their job in some way connects to or is impacted by agriculture. These jobs up and down the supply chain – food scientists, veterinarians, restaurant workers, truck drivers, and the list goes on – are on the rise too, up 20% since 2020.

What’s exciting to me is that farms and ranches of all sizes and all commodities play a role here. You may not always be able to see the broader impact your farm has beyond your fencerows, but you are part of a larger story. Whether you farm five acres or five hundred, you are making our country stronger. You are part of the noble profession of farming, as you do your part to safely and sustainably grow the food, fiber and fuel we all rely on, products that fuel our economy.

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his son near Linden, said the actual impacts will depend on what deficit figures budgeters use – the governor’s $38 billion or the Legislative Analyst Office’s $73 billion.

The governor has said education remains one of his top priorities. As president of the San Joaquin County Board of Education, Vogel said the county office has reserves to carry them over during state financial woes. But he worries that some of the smaller school districts don’t have that large a contingency fund.

“It’s still up in the air,” Vogel said. “We’re nervous because of the differences between what the governor says and what the auditor says. If they don’t get it right the first time, how are they going to make it up during the year?” Programs in peril

The FARMER, or Funding Agricul-

tural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions, program is also in peril. But Isom said he’s hopeful that at least a portion of its funding can be saved.

During 2023-24, it provided $75 million in incentives to replace older Tier 0-, Tier 1- and Tier 2-engine tractors and other self-propelled ag equipment with cleaner running machinery. Since the voluntary program’s inception, farmers have replaced about 12,000 pieces of equipment that also included older nut shakers, sweepers, swathers and combines.

More importantly, the program helped the San Joaquin Valley reduce nitrous oxide emissions by 11 tons in the latest round and come into Environmental Protection Agency compliance for that pollutant. Had that not occurred, he said the valley could have been under a mandated farm equipment replacement rule like heavy duty trucks currently are.

Also in jeopardy is the Alternatives to Ag Open Burn program, which provides growers with cost-share to remove and chip old orchards and vineyards. The most

In jeopardy of not being funded is the Alternatives to Ag Open Burn program, which provides growers with cost-share to remove and chip old orchards and vineyards.

recent round of funding, which is depleted, included $150 million for growers and an additional $30 million to purchase chipping and grinding equipment. Currently, it costs about $1,500 to $1,600 per acre to remove and chip an orchard. And with low commodity prices, “you need that incentive money to help,”

Incentives ranged from $300 to $1,300 per acre, depending on the type of orchard or vineyard and planned use of the leftover woody material. Small-scale growers with less than 100 total acres in the San

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Joaquin Valley could receive an additional $400 per acre.

Vogel is in the process of either removing or top working about half a block of Vina walnuts, a variety that has fallen out of favor. He’s cut off the limbs and chipped them, but he’s hesitant to remove the stumps for fear it will damage an underground irrigation system that serves existing cherries.

Should he decide to pull the stumps, Vogel said he’d like to have the option of receiving funding to grind them through the Alternatives to Ag Open Burn program if it’s still available.

“The bad thing is the California economic deficit, and the economy for ag isn’t good either,” Vogel said.

Although he hasn’t seen the numbers, Isom said there’s speculation that several other programs, including soil health and SWEEP – or State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program – also may not survive the budget review.

For James Chinchiolo, who farms

walnuts and cherries with his father near Linden and Lodi, respectively, SWEEP has been a savior. It has allowed them to add a variable frequency drive, or VFD, to their pump as well as purchase a weather station, flow meter and drip irrigation.

While the weather station and drip are nice, he said the VFD is the most beneficial and will give them added flexibility to help survive the current agricultural downturn. It also can significantly reduce water and energy use.

“For me, (the VFD) is critical because it positions our blocks so that we have more options,” said Chinchiolo, San Joaquin Farm Bureau second vice president. “It provides the ability to pivot without the need to absorb the cost that quite frankly, we can’t absorb right now.”

Before the new pump, they could only irrigate large blocks, such as 30 acres at a time. But the VFD slows down the pump so they can water much smaller areas, opening up the possibility of establishing a few acres of U-pick apples to replace some of the walnuts, which currently aren’t profitable.

Everything is fair game when it comes to budget cuts, and there’s speculation that programs, including soil health and SWEEP – or State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program – may not survive the budget review. SWEEP helps fund technological conversions that improve water-and energy-use efficiencies.

Pesticide fees may go up

As part of the budget, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed raising mill assessments on pesticides to fund 117 new positions. The fees, levied on retailers, manufacturers and

wholesalers when pesticides are first sold in the state, generate about 80% of the department’s funding.

The mill assessment is currently

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fixed at 2.15 cents per dollar under state statutes. Of that, 0.76 cents per dollar is passed along to county agricultural commissioners.

In 2023, CDPR hired Crowe LLP to conduct a review to determine what type of mill tax would be needed to support programs the department thought necessary. In 2022, the last year for which figures are available, state pesticide sales for all uses totaled $4.5 billion and about 640 million

pounds of active ingredient were sold.

Based on the report, CDPR is proposing to increase mill assessments to 2.86 cents per dollar over three years with a statutory cap of 3.39 cents per dollar after public review.

Analyst’s Office: Spending not sustainable

The proposed $291.5 billion 202425 state budget is the second in a row with historically large deficits, following two years of large surpluses. The current swings are due in part to higher-thanexpected tax revenues following the

COVID-induced recession, followed by revenue reductions due to the stock market decline in mid-2022.

The Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board then extended tax deadlines to Nov. 16, 2023, for nearly all California counties because of floods, complicating budgeting. Without April tax collections on which to base last year’s May budget revisions, the state was essentially flying blind for much of 2023.

The governor has already proposed $17.3 billion in cuts as part of his “early


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action plan,” designed to shrink shortfalls in the 2023-24 budget. Even with the cuts, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, which provides nonpartisan fiscal review, said the state’s spending is probably not sustainable.

“The state faces significant operating deficits in the coming years, which are the result of lower revenue estimates, as well as increased cost pressures,” the analyst’s office wrote in its budget analysis. “These deficits are somewhat compounded by the governor’s budget proposals to delay spending to future years and add billions in new discretionary proposals.”

In addition, the governor’s budget includes withdrawing $13 billion from the state reserve – or so-called rainy day –fund, which represents nearly one-fourth of its total.

Under the administration’s projections, the state faces operating deficits of $37 billion in 2025-26, $30 billion in 2026-27 and $28 billion in 2027 - 28. For state spending to be balanced, it would have to take in about $50 billion annually above current forecast levels, according to the analyst’s office

One factor contributing to the difference of opinions is how quickly the state economy will rebound from the current doldrums. The governor’s figures assume an 8% increase in tax revenues in 202324. While the analyst’s office says such a turnaround is possible, it doesn’t think it will happen. To back its opinion, the office pointed out that the state has yet to see clear signs of a rebound. Income tax withholding this year is up only 2%, and sales tax collections are down slightly.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has until May 14 to update his January proposed 202425 budget, taking into account revised general fund revenues and proposed cuts. The proposed budget then goes to the Assembly and Senate, where it undergoes subcommittee hearings.

A legislative conference committee resolves differences, and the spending package moves to the governor for his approval or veto. A constitutional mandate requires the budget be balanced.

Under voter-passed Proposition 25, the Legislature must pass a budget by June 15 or lose pay for every day after the deadline. The state fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

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water was in short supply and depleted groundwater nearly brought agriculture to a halt.

The mandate of SGMA over the decade has been for water managers to bring aquifers into balance by 2040 and 2042.

“It was a historic drought that we had just experienced, and it was the impetus for the passage of SGMA,” said the chair of the California State Water Resource Control Board E. Joaquin Esquivel. The drought left some California residents without drinking water.

SGMA has been a challenge for agriculture, so much so that researchers say the groundwater law could eventually cause the fallowing of 500,000 to 1 million acres of farmland.

The initial move in that process began recently when, for the first time, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to place the Tulare Lake subbasin on probationary status for failing to adopt sufficient measures to address “chronic overpumping.” The board said that “without stronger measures…wells are at risk of running dry” and subsidence of six feet over the last decade contributed to the board’s decision.

Also, following multiple warnings to Kings County officials about the deficiencies of the county’s SGMA plan, the water board put Kings County on probation, according to SJFB Executive Director Andrew Genasci. “It is located in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley which is more subject to challenges because of the lack of surface water as compared to San Joaquin County and other areas.”

He pointed out that small farmers in Kings County are concerned the state’s action on underground pumping and higher

The assorted water basins affected by SGMA have had to demonstrate progress toward the goals of 2040 and 2042. If progress couldn’t be shown, the state could take over and operate the program.

costs “could force them out of business.”

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved plans for 71 basins; for the 13 basins rated as incomplete, the DWR is working with them to “address recommended corrective actions,” a statement from the DWR said. The DWR also noted that it found “that sufficient action has not been taken to address one or more deficiencies in six subbasins: Chowchilla, Delta-Mendota, Kaweah, Kern County and Tule.”

“The plan for our area has been accepted,” said SJFB First Vice President Les Strojan. “Our district’s been considering and working on water issues for 40 years and we’re happy about that. If we were facing government coming here to take over, we’d be upset. But our district’s done what’s necessary to be in compliance.”

Paul Gosselin, California Department of Water Resources deputy director of sustainable groundwater management, said,” Local agencies are on the ground in their communities progressing towards a sustainable groundwater future for Cali-

fornia, with support and guidance from DWR.”

He said the “milestones of the regulation have been met” and the next step is implementation.

However, SJFB, CAFB and other ag organizations still have questions despite the DWR’s positive opinion. In particular, agencies are mandated by SGMA to expand monitoring programs, reporting annually on groundwater conditions, implement aquifer recharge projects and designing allocation programs, all of which require more time, effort and costs.

“Those are the reasons this program began 10 years ago and continues until 2040-42,” Strojan said. “It takes time to accomplish all of this.”.

DWR also said plans must show how the basin will achieve long-term sustainability by limiting overdraft, land subsidence and impacts to drinking water.

“Many questions about the SGMA remain and we’re still in the process of

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working to ensure compliance,” Genasci said. “The state will do whatever’s needed to enforce compliance with the law.”

“The state is watching the other basins very closely for those they can declare non-compliant,” he said.

Genasci also explained that San Joaquin County is in better shape than other areas because of its good access to surface water, unlike the Southern Valley that has “…little reliable surface water” and San Joaquin County also has strong water rights. “But we could lose them and have to start all over with our water going to cities and urban areas due to legislative

actions in Sacramento.”

He said the two primary items to maintain compliance are: no dry wells and no subsidence. Any county not in compliance has one year to get the items fixed. If a county is still not in compliance “the state will take over and operate it with bureaucrats with no guarantee they have necessary experience,” explained Genasci. An inadequate determination triggers state intervention and SGMA authorizes the state water board to take over management of the basin.

Overall, all counties with basins must show progress and that they’re working toward compliance; everything must be done before 2040. “Those involved in

getting compliant with SGMA can’t wait until the last moment,” Genasci said.

Will the process go smoothly? “At some point we’ll end up in a drought or the Legislature will pass laws to speed up compliance both of which will change the process, create more costs for landowners,” Genasci said.

Overall, the final implementation of the SGMA could be a difficult adjustment for California agriculture. Researchers studying the implementation of the groundwater law say they anticipate SGMA could result in the fallowing of between 500,000 to 1 million acres of farmland as the groundwater will be utilized by cities, counties, urban growth and

sectors other than agriculture to guarantee safe drinking water is readily available throughout California.

Alexandra Biering, senior policy advocate for CAFB, said, “We’re starting to see people and organizations who are saying ‘Maybe SGMA’s not working, maybe it needs to be changed.’ Some outside the SGMA world are anxious to change the way the regulatory framework is implemented but doing that is not going to be effective or help …achieve sustainability any faster.”

She added, “If you add new additional requirements to move the bar or change what locals are supposed to do midstream, it is going to make it a lot more challenging for people to achieve that sustainability benchmark.”

SGMA will undoubtedly need the remaining 16 years of time and money to achieve its clean water goal while maintaining sufficient supplies for agriculture and adding another cost to ag and landowners. With the increasing interest in eliminating nitrates from the water supply adding to the rising expenses for ag, Genasci said, “We have to communicate strongly with legislators and the Legislature. It’s vital to be involved; we need to at the table for these issues.”

Nitrate Control Program

A nitrate challenge is hitting the Central Valley and ag “…is just getting into it,” Genasci said. “The Harder Report from UC Davis researchers in 2013 said that nitrates in groundwater come entirely from ag, including dairies. Nobody wants anyone to have bad drinking water but it’s excessive to blame it all on ag.”

Nitrate is a “tasteless, colorless and invisible chemical that can cause health effects when found in high levels in drinking water. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CV Water Board) regulates nitrate discharges to groundwater from human activities. Compliance with past regulations was difficult to impossible so the CV Water Board initiated the Nitrate control Program as part of regulatory improvements which were adopted in 2018...

The Nitrate Control Program is currently in effect and details can be found at CV SALTS. – Nitrate Program.

10 san joaquin farm bureau news May 2024

Summer brings SJFB Annual Meeting, Ag in the Classroom

SPRING WAS A SUPER BUSY TIME here at the office, but we have finally had a brief break to come up for air and get ready to jump back into our summer programs and events! In the meantime, staff has been staying busy meeting with individuals almost daily and assisting them fill out their SWEEP block grant applications. If you are within the districts of Stockton East Water District (SEWD), North San Joaquin Water Conservation District (NSJWCD) and South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) and you are looking to submit your SWEEP block grant application, the deadline is May 15. All applications are to be submitted to Stockton East either via email, sweep@, by hand delivering them to the office, 6767 East Main St. Stockton CA 95215, or by mail, PO Box 5157 Stockton, CA 95205.

This will be the first round of grants being reviewed, and any application that is not selected in the first round will be rolled to the following quarterly review periods. And as a friendly reminder, your SJFB staff is trained as a Technical Assistance Provider, and we are here to help

if you need it!

The first program on the docket is our annual Ag In The Classroom (AITC) program, and it will be held June 3-5. For those of you who are not familiar with AITC, it is a four-day class for teachers in San Joaquin County to immerse themselves in the agriculture industry in San Joaquin County and learn ways that it can be incorporated into their classrooms. This course is offered through CSU, Stanislaus, and a total of two units are available for purchase. Teachers will attend tours throughout the county, learning firsthand knowledge from the growers themselves, as well as hear from representatives from California Ag In The Classroom Foundation and various other agricultural organizations. If you are interested, or know of a teacher who may be interested, please contact the SJFB office and we can give more information about the class.

Next month, we will also be having our 110th Annual Meeting at the San Joaquin County Historical Society Museum. Join us on Thursday, June 20, for a night in the museum and walk down history lane of San Joaquin County’s agriculture industry,

while enjoying great company, honoring our 2024 scholarship recipients, and a wonderful dinner prepared by your SJFB board of directors. This year, and every year moving forward, SJFB is excited to announce that we will be presenting an award, the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, to a longtime supporter of Farm Bureau and who has been a pillar of their communities. So, keep an eye out in the mail for the postcard invitation and mark your calendars for Thursday, June 20 2024! We hope to see you all there.

Looking a little further into the summer, you can expect to have yet another wonderful Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer’s Bounty Fundraiser! The committee is working diligently to lock down

the final details of the event, but as always, you can expect a great event with live music, wonderful wine, silent and live auctions, and dinner prepared by the YF&R Committee! Be sure to be on the lookout for more information!

It is also that time of the year that we are working on our 2025 Gun Raffle Calendars and we are looking to fill the sponsorship ads at the top of the calendar. These ad spaces sell out FAST, so be sure to call the office to secure yours today! Please call the SJFB office for more information about the ads.

And as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the SJFB office if you need anything. We are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and can be reached at (209)


We encourage you to contact your elected officials regarding issues facing agriculture in SJ County. Below is information on how to reach them:

The Honorable Joe Biden, President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC  20500 (202) 456-1414

The Honorable Laphonza Butler, United States Senate 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 (202) 224-3841, (202) 228-3954 fax

The Honorable Alex Padilla, United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3553

The Honorable Josh Harder, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District Washington, D.C. Office 209 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-4540, District Office - Currently in the process of transitioning to a new Stockton, CA 95202 Phone: (209) 579-5458

The Honorable John Duarte, U.S. House of Representatives, 13th District Washington, D.C. Office 1535 Longworth Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-1947

The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor 1st Floor-State Capitol, Sacramento, CA  95814 (916) 445-2841 (916) 445-4633 fax

The Honorable Susan Eggman, California State Senate, District 5 Capitol Office 1021 O Street, Suite 8530, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4005 District Office

2291 W. March Lane, Suite B200, Stockton, CA 95207; (209) 472-9535

The Honorable Carlos Villapudua, California State Assembly, District 13 Capitol Office 1021 O Street, Suite 6340 P.O. Box 942849-0013 (916) 319-2013, (916) 319-2113 fax District Office

4643 Quail Lakes Drive, Suite 200, Stockton CA 95207 (209) 948-7479

The Honorable Heath Flora California State Assembly, District 9 Capitol Office 1021 O Street, Suite 4730 P.O. Box 942849-0009 (916) 319-2009 District Office

578 N. Wilma Ave., Suite B Ripon, CA 95366, (209) 599-2112

SJ County Board of Supervisors: The Honorable Miguel Villapudua, Dist. 1, Vice Chair

The Honorable Paul Canepa, Dist. 2

The Honorable Tom Patti, Dist. 3

The Honorable Steven Ding, Dist. 4

The Honorable Robert Rickman, Dist. 5, Chair

44 N. San Joaquin St, 6th Floor, Ste 627, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 468-2350, (209) 468-3694 fax

The Honorable Pat Withrow San Joaquin County Sheriff 7000 Michael Canlis Blvd. French Camp, CA 95231 (209) 468-4400

12 san joaquin farm bureau news May 2024 ADVERTISER INDEX
AmericanAg Credit (800) 800-4865 ........................................................................... 9 BAC Community Bank (209) 944-1516 5 Bank of Stockton (844) 700-5012 3 Bokides- Hesseltine Real Estate Company (888) 264-0450 ........................................... 4 Edward Jones Investments (209) 502-7556 6 G3 Enterprises (800) 321-8747 8 PBM Supply & MFG, Inc. (877) 688-1334 ......................................................... 4 Port of Stockton (888) 598-4697 16 San Joaquin County Public Works (209) 468-3066 11 Sanguinetti & Co Insurance Brokers (209) 954-1000 7 Todd Garibaldi Insurance Agency, Inc. (209) 334-3030 7 Valley Pacific Petroleum Services Inc. (800) 266-3782 6


SJC crime for Mar/Apr

Tool/equipment theft

In the 19000 block of S Harrold, unknown suspects broke into shop and stole a 2007 White Chevy Truck, black car trailer and John Deere Gator along with numerous tools. The truck was recovered several days later in Modesto. The loss is estimated at $35,000.

In the area of Mortenson and Airport Way, an unknown suspect stole an air compressor from the dairy.

In the 1500 block of S Escalon Bellota Road, suspects came onto the property and stole over 26 horse panels and a livestock shoot. The items were located for sale on social media and contact was made with the suspect. The suspect admitted to selling items and the suspect was arrested. Panels located in Santa Clara County and returned to the victim.

In the 13000 block of N Correia Road, two white males were seen driving a silver Chevy truck with License 6H71141 on the property. They stole aluminum pipes, however, were confronted by employees and they returned the pipes. Suspect ID is still pending locating the truck.

In the 11000 block of E French Camp Road, an unknown suspect stole a red Donahue car trailer valued at $10,000. No plate or numbers on the trailer and unable to enter into stolen vehicle system.

In the 4000 block of W Hwy 4, an unknown suspect stole a red Kawasaki Mule valued at $15,000. Mule was recovered unoccupied in the city limits of Stockton. Copper wire

In the 19000 block of S Calla Dr., an unknown suspect stole 300 feet of 2-gauge copper wire from an ag pump. The loss is estimated at $1,500.

In the area of Manteca and Division roads, an unknown suspect stole 40 feet of wire from an ag pump. The loss is estimated at $2,000.

In the 7000 block of E Eight Mile Road, an unknown suspect cut the wires to over 100 solar panels. At the time of the report, no value was given.

In the 25000 block of Mackville Road, an unknown suspect stole 15 feet of wire from a solar panel.

Commodity/livestock theft and other related cases

In the 26000 block of E Hwy 26, an unknown suspect possibly shot a 3-day old calf. Witnesses heard gunshots and then found the deceased calf. The loss is estimated at $1,800.

Recovered property

In the area of Peltier and Des Moines Roads, a Doosan Forklift was recovered and returned to victims. Recovery valued at $20,000.

Recovered $35,000 worth of horse panels stolen from Farmington area.

Arrested persons

Shane Malotte was arrested for possession of stolen property and probation violation.

Misty Valker was arrested for parole violations related to a trespassing call.

Please report any and all suspicious activity. For non-emergency reports 24 hours a day, you can call (209) 4684400. In the event of an emergency, call 911.



Thank you to our San Joaquin Farm Bureau Agricultural Members who have stepped up. Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization whose purpose is to devote time and resources to promoting and protecting agriculture in our county, state, and nation. The “Step Up Plan” is designed for members to be able to pick their dues level based on their Annual Gross Income to increase their support of agriculture and help us increase our efforts in fighting for agriculture. Business Members also have a Step Up Plan. The Step Up Plan is outlined on our website. Contact our office at (209) 931-4931 to “Step Up” your membership today.

Acampo Farm Center

• Lamar Creekside Vineyards

• Mahil Farms

• Brent Newport

• Nestor Enterprises

• S&R Egg Ranch Co.

• Nuss Farms Inc.

Calla-Nile Farm Center

• 2Q Farming Inc

• Manuel Azevedo

• David Boersma

• Bourbeau Enterprises

• Brocchini Farms Inc

• Cardoza Bros

• Central Valley Welding Mechanical Inc

• Double O Farming Inc.

• Jenkins Poultry

• Joseph Gomes

• David Kamper

• Eileen Kuil

• Ioppini Farms

• Edward Machado

• Phippen Bros

• Roorda Ranches Inc

• SJC Office of Education

• SKS Enterprise Inc

• John Van Duyn

• Bryan Van Groningen

• Van Till Farms

• Michael Weststeyn Farming Collegeville Farm Center

• Nomellini Farms Inc

• Prins Dairy LP

• Paul Sanguinetti

• Grant Thompson

• Thompson Ranch

• Triple S Farming LLC

Escalon Farm Center

• A&A Cattle Co

• Adrian Ranch

• Bert Ballatore

• Bavaro Farming Company Inc

• Lealon Brumley

• Phillip Brumley

• Gary De Vries

• Herman Doornenbal Jr

• Larry Fredricks

• G&E Te Velde Orchards MLLC

• Caleb Gervase

• River Bend Orchards

• Roche Bros Inc

• Stagnaro Farms Inc

• Glenn Van Ruler

• Vander Schaaf Dairy

• Veenstra Farming

• Paul Voortman

• Wagner Dairy

Lafayette Farm Center

• All State Packers

• Chardon Farms Inc

• Joe Cotta & Son

• Graffigna Fruit Co

• Rob Kammerer

• Lange Twins Partnership

• Matthew Lauchland

• Joe Marchesotti Co., Inc.

• Lima Ranch

• Diego Olagaray

• Joe Olagaray

• Rodney Schatz

• Van Diemen Farms

• Bronson Van Wyck

• Watanabe Bros, Inc.

• Keith Watts Vineyards

Linden Farm Center

• 5 Star Farm Management Inc

• A&A Dasso Farms

• Bella Vista Ranch

• Greg Busalacchi

• Camera Brothers

• D&L Farms Inc.

• J&A Solari Inc.

• Jasbir S Gill Family Limited Partnership

• FFD Orchards

• Ferrari Farms Inc

• Lagorio Properties LP

• Ray Lagorio

• Lodi Farming Inc

• Panella Trucking LLC

• Peter Boysen Realty

• Precision Irrigation Mgt

• Purviance Drillers Inc

• R&A Miller Inc

• RDJ Farms Inc

• Waterloo Orchards Inc

• Richard Zolezzi Roberts-Union Farm Center

• Cubiburu Livestock

• Mark Lewis

• El Dorado Farms Inc

• Marca Bella Farms, Inc

• D&A Farms

• Zuckerman-Heritage Inc

Tracy Farm Center

• California Masterplant

• GloriAnn Farms Inc

• Mizuno Farms Inc

• Michael Petz

• Greg Pombo

• Reece Farms

• Hal Robertson

• Thomsen Farms Inc

• Yamasaki Farms

Victor Farm Center

• John Kautz Farms

• R. Lawson Enterprises

• Vink Custom Farming Inc. san joaquin farm bureau news 13
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business member BUSINESS DIRECTORY



American Ag Credit

Jacob DeBoer 2345 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206 (209) 944-7478

Nationwide Insurance

Find a Farm Certified Agent: (800) 255-9913


Bowman & Company

Gary R. Daniel (209) 473-1040

Croce, Sanguinetti & Vander Veen Inc. Pauline Sanguinetti (209) 938-1010


California Farmland Trust

Charlotte Mitchell (916) 544-2712

Lodi District Grape Growers Association

Amy Blagg (209) 339-8246

Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission

Stuart Spencer (209) 367-4727

San Joaquin County Historical Society

Phillip Merlo (209) 331-2055

San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers

Rick Staas (209) 835-1662


Herum, Crabtree, Suntag

Steve Herum (209) 472-7700

John Herrick Attorney at Law

John H. Herrick (209) 956-0150

Nomellini, Grilli & Mcdaniel Professional Law Corp.

Dante John Nomellini (209) 465-5883


Mulrooney Auctions Co.

James P. Mulrooney (209) 366-0600


Delicato Vineyards

Marie Mathews 12001 S Highway 99, Manteca, CA 95336-8499 (209) 824-3600

Pacific Gas & Electric

Dylan George 4040 N W Lane, Stockton, CA 95204 (209) 932-6515

Ralph Hayes & Son Inc.

Eric Hayes 20177 S. MacArthus Dr., Tracy, CA 95304 (209) 835-4914


Clutch & Brake Xchange

James Hitchock (209) 466-9049


Mid Valley Agricultural Services Inc. (209) 851-3200


Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck

Christopher H. Neudeck (209) 946-0268 Offfice (209) 481-0316 Mobile


A Sambado & Sons Inc.

Lawrence Sambado (209) 931-2568

Delta Packing Co of Lodi Inc.

Annamarie Costamagna (209) 334-1023

M&R Co Reynolds Packing Co.

Jeremy Hjelmstad (209) 369-2725

Travaille And Phippen

Dave Phippen (209) 599-6111


unWired Broadband

Mark Peterson (559) 753-0386


Delo Electric

Steve Delatorre (209) 368-1117

Ford Construction Co. (209) 333-1116

Tom Mayo Construction

Tom D. Mayo (209) 943-6248


Travaille & Phippen

Dave Phippen 12700 E Graves Rd., Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 599-6111

$750 SUPPORT LEVEL A Sambado & Sons, Inc. (209) 931-2568

Anteris Agronomics LLC (209) 900-3270

Big Valley Tractor & Bobcat Central, Inc. (209) 762-6413

GAR Bennett LLC (559) 480-3029


Cal Ag Safety

Ann Curtoni Lial (209) 351-0321

Precessi Ag Services Inc.

Paul Precessi (209) 670-9072


M2 Farming

Nick Mussi (209) 969-3333


San Joaquin Delta Community College (209) 954-5151


A&B Koster

William M. Koster (209) 836-4690

Ag West Inc

Mike Berg (209) 888-5455

AM Farms

Paul Marchini (209) 462-1185

Bert Bacchetti Farms Inc.

Mark Bacchetti (209) 835-2224

HRM Farms Inc.

Glenn Burgin (209) 465-8413

IDC Farms Inc.

Mike Conrad (209) 894-6408

Lavagnino Orchards

Ruani Lavagnino (209) 931-6728

Lucadeira Farms

Richard Marcucci (209) 481-3641

Kludt Oil & Propane (209) 368-0634 • (209) 466-8969

Mid Valley Agricultural Services Inc. (209) 851-3200

Morrill Industries (209) 838-2550

Outdoor Sportsman Inc (209) 957-4867

Van De Pol Enterprises (209) 944-9115

Van Groningen & Sons Inc. (209) 982-5248

V V Enterprises (209) 599-7776


Peterson Family Vineyards

James Peterson (209) 368-8102

Vaccarezza Bros (209) 887-3163

Van Groningen & Sons Inc

Dan Van Groningen (209) 982-5248

Van Groningen Orchards

Mark Van Groningen (209) 599-4944

Van Laar Farms

James Van Laar (209) 599-3613


BG Agri Sales & Service

Anthony Da Valle (209) 931-7650

Discount Ag Parts

Jim Allen (209) 239-5802


J. Milano Company

Gary Milano (209) 944-0902

PBM Supply & Manufacturing

Barry Jones (530) 345-1334

Stanislaus Farm Supply

Joey Gonsalves (209) 538-7070

Zylstra Auto & Hardware

Tim A. Zylstra (209) 887-3626


Brown Sand, Inc.

Robert Brown (209) 234-1500

Ralph Hayes & Son Inc.

Eric Hayes (209) 835-4914 F

San Joaquin Sulphur Company

Janet Chandler (209) 368-6676


American AgCredit

Marc Busalacchi (800) 659-FARM

Bank of Stockton

Jim Nemmers (209) 249-2201

Central Valley Community Bank

Rick Shaeffer (559) 323-3493

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Daniel Meza (209) 367-2349 FUEL DISTRIBUTORS

Campora Propane Services

Todd Spicer (209) 466-8611

George W Lowry Inc.

Richard A. Lowry (209) 545-0791

Kludt Oil & Propane

Aron Kludt (209) 368-0634, (209) 466-8969

Valley Pacific Petroleum Service, Inc.

Rob Goodman (209) 948-9412

Van De Pol Enterprises

Tom Van De Pol (209) 944-9115

14 san joaquin farm bureau news May 2024
Van Unen Miersma Propane
Jerry Behlen (209) 823-1315


AL Gilbert Company

Jay Gilbert (209) 847-1721

Baglietto Seeds (209) 466-0433

Escalon Feed & Supply

Ken Van Gorkum (209) 838-3326

M & M Feed Service

Terry Mulder (209) 531-3353

Phil O’Connell Grain Co.

Tim Grunsky (209) 465-5871

Triple P Feeds

Dallas C. Paul (209) 333-2808

V-V Enterprises

Dave C. Van Vliet (209) 599-7776


Altamont Insurance Brokers

Dan Simonich (209) 835-6395

Big Valley Insurance

Bill R. Crawford (209) 835-5253 (209) 365-9600

Dan Van Vuren Insurance Agency Inc.

Dan Van Vuren (209) 484-5578

Sanguinetti & Company Insurance Brokers

Karen Sanguinetti (209) 954-1000

S J Frerichs and Son Insurance Agency Inc.

Mindy Bogetti (209) 835-1764

The Zenith

Sandy Fiack (559) 260-6499

Todd Garibaldi Insurance Agency

Todd R. Garibaldi (209) 334-3030

Vander Beek Crop Insurance

Patti Velasquez (209) 838-8164

Wever Insurance

Don Wever (209) 599-2161


Abbey Water Well Service, Inc.

Steve Watson (209) 887-2990

Laurel Ag & Water

Conrad Correa (209) 993-9689

Moorman’s Water Systems Inc.

Larry Moorman (209) 931-3210 REAL ESTATE

Morrill Industries, Inc.

Ken Morrill (209) 838-2550

Pacific Southwest Irrigation Corp.

Jim Clare (209) 986-0099


Anteris Agronomics LLC

Kion Kashefi (209) 900-3270

Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc.

Michael Ostrom (800) 440-7821


Alfaro Farm Labor Contractor

Sergio Alfaro (209) 531-6786

Premium Employment Services

Jesse Alderete, III (800) 581-5540


G&F Ag Services, Inc.

Randy Fondse (209) 599-8911

Kromann & Company

Rodney P. Kromann, Jr. (209) 581-1775

Kuil Brothers Ag Service

Matthew D. Kuil (209) 599-4960


Ag Industrial Manufacturing

Bob Ford (209) 369-1994

Tuff Boy Sales, inc

Martin Harris (209) 858-4131


“105.9, the Bull”

Robert La Rue (209) 948-5786


Burchell Nursery

Tom Burchell (209) 845-8733

Casa Cristal Nursery Inc

John Moso (661) 792-6468

Dave Wilson Nursery

Robert Woolley (209) 874-1821

Duarte Nursery

Alex Duarte (209) 531-0351


Outdoor Sportsman

Eric Johnson (209) 957-4867PROCESSING


Avanti Nut Company

Pete Katzakian (209) 931-3743

DeRuosi Nut

Dean Penero (209) 838-8307

Musco Family Olive Company

Ben Gibbons (209) 836-4600

Pearl Crop Inc.

Ulash Turkhan (209) 808-7575

ShellPro Inc. (209) 727-0707

Stanislaus Food Products

Paul Busalacchi (209) 548-3514 PU

Sunrise Fresh LLC

Jake Samuel (209) 932-0192

The Morning Star Company

Alissa Dillon (209) 826-7100


Bokides - Hesseltine Real

Estate Co.

Robert Hesseltine (209) 334-3045

Peter Boysen Realty

Pete Boysen (209) 351-2150

Petersen & Company

Agricultural Real Estate

Joe Petersen (209) 210-8010

Reeve Associates Real Estate

Gary Reeve (209) 835-2002

Wagner Land Company

Charles Wagner (209) 942-4146


De Vinci’s Corporation

Chris Trotter (209) 887-2121

Koes Bar (209) 329-2366


Orchard and Vineyard Supply (209) 368-8595


Chico Electric

Norm Neilsen (530) 891-6749


Gary Bohnet (209) 369-6993, (209) 481-1349


Fabri Steel West Inc.

John M. Arizcuren (800) 411-4215

Roland Construction

Jim A. Hoagland (209) 462-2687


Hotsy Pacific Jim O’Connell (800) 640-1227


Les Schwab Tire Center-Lodi

Gary Holm (209) 334-3961

Lodi Tire Service

Kenneth A. Lung (209) 369-1985


Belkorp Ag, LLC

John Gilligan (209) 538-3831

Big Valley Tractor & Bobcat Central, Inc.

Don Franzia (209) 762-6413

Evolution Equipment Services Inc.

Marti Sporleder (209) 810-5796

Garton Tractor

Jeff Filkins (209) 948-5401

J M Equipment Co, Inc.

Edward Henriques (209) 466-0707

Pape´ Machinery

Brian A. Heavey (209) 983-8122

Western Square Industries

Trygue Mikkelsen (209) 944-0921


Pro Plant LLC

Skip Wilbur (209) 969-7547


Antonini Bros. Inc.

Joseph Antonini (209) 466-9041

G3 Enterprises

Ethan Jones (800) 321-8747

Hammer Trucking

Michael J. Staples (209) 481-1567

Silva Trucking

Dave Silva (209) 982-1114



Debbie McCaffrey (209) 932-2566


Chase Chevrolet

Paul Correia (209) 475-6740

Interstate Truck Center

Rick Coslett (209) 944-5821

Sanborn Chevrolet, Inc.

Kini Sanborn (209) 334-5000 EMENT


Arbor Vineyards

Larry P. Mettler (209) 339-0525

K.G. Vineyard Management, LLC

Ben Kolber (209) 367-8996

R-N-R Vineyard, Inc.

Russell Machado (209) 327-3165

businesses provide discount programs for members of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau.


Oakdale Irrigation District

Steve Knell (209) 847-0341

South San Joaquin Irrigation District

Peter Rietkerk (209) 249-4600

Stockton East Water District

Scot Moody (209) 948-0333

Woodbridge Irrigation District

Anders Christensen (209) 625-8438


Bokisch Vineyards

Markus Bokisch (209) 334-4338

Constellation Wines US, Inc.

Paul Dismukes (209) 369-5861

Delicato Vineyards

Marie Mathews (209) 824-3600

Jahant Vineyards LLC

Kevin Phillips (209) 368-7384

The Lucas Winery

David Lucas (209) 368-2006

Michael David Vineyards

Michael J. Phillips (209) 368-7384

St. Amant Winery

Barbara S. Spencer (209) 367-0646 san joaquin farm bureau news 15 Highlighted
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