We are a small, Modesto, California, law firm whose goal is to deliver big results for each client. Our team of culturally diverse lawyers has worked and trained in nationally known law firms in the California area. We have chosen to establish this firm so that we can provide professional, innovative, cost-effective legal service while maintaining accessible, personal client service.
California Dairy Digital, the California dairy industry’s number one magazine, is the only publication to exclusively serve the California dairy community, home to more dairy producers, cows and milk than any other state. First published in July of 1992, California Dairy Magazine was created to better meet the needs of California dairy producers, who operate under a unique set environmental, economic and regulatory conditions that set it apart from anywhere else in the world. In January of 2017, California Dairy Magazine advanced to a new digital platform, and now reaches the industry through social media, video news and of course, the beloved publication in its new digital format. Subscribe to receive this monthly publication online today FREE at CaliforniaDairyMagazine.com.
F&R Ag Services was formed in 2013 by Vince Furtado and Joe Ramos with the primary goal of providing the dairy industry a common sense approach to meeting regulatory compliance at a reasonable cost. Our staff with over 50 years of combined experience has now grown to nine full-time professionals including four Certified Technical Service Providers (TSP’s) on staff which understands the challenges of operating dairies in California and attempts to minimize the burden of regulatory compliance for their respective clients.
Our primary service is and will continue to be assisting our producers with dairy-related regulatory requirements imposed by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, including on-site inspections, preparation of Annual Reports and recordkeeping.
However, to fully meet our clients needs, F&R also is well versed in preparing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans for NRCS, EQIP funding, assistance in obtaining Conditional Use Permits in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Madera Counties and in seeking Grant funding opportunities currently offered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture under the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP).
With over 250 facilities currently entrusting F&R to assist them in meeting their regulatory compliance, our company is committed to the Central Valley dairy Industry.
American AgCredit, CoBank, Farm Credit West, Fresno Madera Farm Credit and Golden State Farm Credit are cooperatively-owned lending institutions providing agriculture and rural America with a dependable source of credit. We specialize in financing farmers, ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives, rural utilities and agribusinesses. Farm Credit offers a broad range of loan products and financial services, including long-term real estate loans, operating lines of credit, equipment and facility loans, cash management and appraisal and leasing services…everything a “growing” business needs.
In the last six years, 75% of the dairy digesters in California have been built by Maas Energy Works. With over a decade of digester development and continuous operations experience, Maas Energy Works is the leading developer of manure digesters in California with zero projects shut down! We currently have 40 digesters in active development. Alongside building 17 new projects, we have also refurbished older digesters like Open Sky Ranch (Formerly Vintage Dairy), Hilarides Dairy and Castalanelli Dairy. Our success is built on a business model that puts the dairyman’s interest first – allowing them options to own 100% of the project or to be paid a generous fee per cow. Contact us at 530-710-8545 for a quote or tour of one of our project sites and visit our website to see more information (www.maasenergy.com).
In 1970, Chris Rufer began Morning Star as a one-truck owner-operator company in California’s Central Valley, hauling tomatoes from fields to canneries.
Today, Morning Star operates three factories with the largest production scale in the world, with resources solely dedicated to tomatoes. We supply over 40 percent of national markets with ingredient tomato paste and diced tomatoes. We provide bulk-ingredient products to food manufacturers and pouch and can ingredient and finished products to the food service and retail trade. We are actively involved in the global tomato industry and ongoing tomato research, and we have pioneered changes in production technology that have helped increase efficiencies throughout the industry. Our sales of tomato products are over $800 million annually. And we still haul our tomatoes from the fields – just as our owner began his journey in 1970.
Our mission is, and has always been, to produce tomato products which consistently achieve the quality and service expectations of our customers in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible manner.
Yosemite Farm Credit is the farmer’s choice for agriculture financing. Our roots date back 100 years to 1916! Yosemite Farm Credit is a local member-owned cooperative dedicated to serving the agricultural community with the best financial products, solutions and customer service in the industry. Yosemite Farm Credit offers an array of financing and banking solutions to meet your agriculture-enterprise needs. We invite you to come by or call one of our six offices to learn how Yosemite Farm Credit can help you prosper!