State Senator Melissa Hurtado, the youngest woman ever to be elected to the California State Senate and a representative of a new generation of Latina political leaders, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Agri-Pulse Food and Agriculture Issues Summit.




CNN)Joe Del Bosque roamed the 2,000 acres of his California farm knowing he couldn't touch nearly half of the land he's owned for decades.

"I got the land, I got the people. I have everything but no water. I can't do it," said Del Bosque, a 73-year-old farmer in Firebaugh, California.




Graduation season is upon us and as we celebrate, it’s important to also remember that the traditional model of higher education is exclusionary for millions of Californians, particularly those of us who are from first-generation immigrant families, who grow up in rural settings, or other under-resourced communities.




While rising inflation has significant impacts on the state’s food production, experts are quick to highlight many other issues impacting farmers as part of a perfect storm of rising costs in California agriculture.




Hanford's beloved Children's Storybook Garden and Museum has been selected as a 2022 California Nonprofit of the year by state Senator Melissa Hurtado. 

A dream brought to life by founder Judy Wait, the garden has been growing since 2012 and is currently in Phase 4 of its construction.




State Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) and state Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) are calling for U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate possible drought profiteering and water rights abuses in the western states.

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A CAA-sponsored bill that would offer financial relief to landlords who have been deprived of funds from COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program (ERAP) is now on the Senate floor.  




State Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) has joined forces with a colleague to call on the feds to investigate potential drought profiteering by corporate investors in the Western U.S.