**California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauds California’s Kevin McCarthy on his election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Johansson says, “He understands the importance of the nation’s leading agricultural economy and its bounty of ‘California-Grown’ products, which feed America and the world beyond.

He adds, we look forward to partnering with Speaker McCarthy on key issues to help California farmers, ranchers and ag businesses prosper for generations to come.

Farmers Work On Their Crops As Their Income Falls For The Second Year Running
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**Cover crops are an increasingly popular management practice among many U.S. farmers.

The goal is to provide seasonal living cover between their primary commodity cash crops.

Farmers plant cover crops in the fall to provide winter cover for soil that otherwise would be bare.

The USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey says over the past ten years, fall cover crop adoption has continued to grow.

Distributor Offloads Oil From Barge
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**The Energy Information Administration says ethanol output dropped to the lowest level in more than two years, while inventories were down slightly during the last week of 2022.

Production dropped to an average of 844,000 barrels per day, down from 963,000 barrels, on average, during the previous week and the lowest level since the week ending on June 12, 2022.

The only increase in ethanol production came in the Gulf Coast region.

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