**Representatives from California county Farm Bureaus met with state water officials last week at the California Farm Bureau Water Forum in Sacramento.

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson told officials that agriculture wants “to be part of the solution.”

He said farmers and ranchers have proposed water storage, infrastructure and water management improvements, “but we have faced roadblocks every step of the way.”

**A group of Senate Democrats requested the 2023 budget include the funding for Farm Bill conservation programs.

Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Chris Coons of Delaware led the effort in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Ag Subcommittee.

The senators asked for $1 billion to continue to increase

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Operations to help ensure farmers, ranchers, and foresters can be part of the climate solution.

**As if we needed a reason, Busch Light and John Deere announced a “For the Farmers” collaboration featuring limited-edition beer cans to support Farm Rescue.

Available through July 3, consumers can purchase 24- or 30-pack cases of Busch Light cans with farming graphics that feature the John Deere logo and equipment.

For each case sold, Busch Light will donate $1 to Farm Rescue, up to $100,000, with John Deere matching Busch Light’s donation.