The California Supreme Court has denied a review of an appeal of a California Court of Appeal ruling from this summer that bumblebees are eligible for protection as threatened or endangered "fish" under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

The decision could complicate ongoing efforts to manage farmland to protect wildlife and feed the nation and the world. The four subspecies of bumblebee will now be subject to the 12-month status review process.

Jason Resnick

The Alliance for Food and Farming hosted its fifth Safe Fruits and Veggies Farm Tour for registered dietitians, health and nutrition writers and influencers from Sept. 12-14, 2022 in the San Joaquin Valley.

Western Growers was one of the sponsors of the tour, during which participants visited Porterville Citrus, HMC Farms, Family Tree Farms, Jasmine Vineyards and McKellar Family Farms.

Ann Donahue



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