**California farmers say the state should seek to protect agricultural resources and open space amid concerns raised over a company buying large swaths of farmland in Solano County.

At the state Capitol last week, the Senate Ag Committee held a panel discussion on “navigating threats to California agriculture.”

Since 2018, Flannery Associates LLC, backed by Silicon Valley billionaires, has amassed nearly 55,000 acres of agricultural land near Travis Air Force Base.

Farmers Decide Yea Or Nay On Genetically Modified Crops
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**The Center for Food Safety filed a legal appeal against the USDA in response to its genetically engineered labeling rules.

The CFS says those rules don’t mandate clear on-package food labeling and allow unlabeled hidden GMOs to proliferate in the U.S. food marketplace.

The CFS was victorious in a 2022 district court ruling in its original USDA lawsuit.

Despite the decision, the court refused to vacate USDA’s decision allowing this practice.


**After falling for two straight weeks, the nation's average price of gas increased, rising 1.6 cents from a week ago to $3.79 per gallon.

The national average is down 3.0 cents from a month ago but 11.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

The national average diesel price fell 0.9 cents last week to 4.42 per gallon, 58.6 cents lower than one year ago.

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