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Tuesday the 18th of January our much anticipated appeal will be heard by a panel of 3 Justices from the District 3 Appellate Court of California. You can go to the Appellate courts web site (https://www.courts.ca.gov/3dca.htm) and get the instructions on how...
It is a no wonder that Dairymen think quota is a great investment, when you have Western United Quota Dairyman put a quota calculator in their quota section. It is this kind of lack of truth that got us in this problem of quota in the first place. How can you have a...
Why has Western United Dairymen, Milk Producers Council, California Dairies Inc., Dairy farmers of America and Land of Lakes done nothing when Dairymen’s Rights get trampled on by our government who is supposed to be serving us. God knows we pay them enough. It is one...
September 13, 2021
CA Farmers, Worried About Water, May Be a Force in Recall Vote
From The New York Times, By Christian Morales – Craig Gordon, the owner of several dairy farms near Los Angeles, is a lifelong Democrat. He supported Senator Bernie Sanders for president, he doesn’t like former President Donald J. Trump and he voted for Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2018.
But lately, he said, high taxes on milk, coronavirus shutdowns that have cut into his sales and state-imposed limitations on water for agriculture have made him so angry at Mr. Newsom that he has paid for seven billboards throughout the state — most of them in the Central Valley, which produces a quarter of the nation’s food — urging people to remove the governor in Tuesday’s recall election.
Mr. Gordon said he has spent about $44,000 for the billboards. “If I had to spend my last dime to get rid of this guy, I would,” he said. School closings during the pandemic have inflicted losses in milk sales of roughly $15,000 a day, he said. Between that financial blow and his taxes, he said, he’ll have to sell his cows and close the business by next year.
Farmers are a key constituency in California, where the $50 billion agricultural sector makes up about 3 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. During this year of exceptional drought, they are feeling the pinch of water restrictions, prompting many to support the recall of Mr. Newsom and choose a successor who they feel supports small businesses and will fight hard for their water needs…