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California Farmland to Serve State in Recharging Groundwater Supply

The Governor of California recently issued an Executive Order allowing local water districts to utilize floodwater for groundwater recharge purposes, a record amount of which will take place on California farmland.  This is desperately needed and welcomed by farmers and other water users all over the state that have suffered decades of drought conditions.  Watch this brief interview with Adam …

Almond Board Launches New Website to Help Growers Coordinate NOW Mating Disruption Efforts

In effort to improve area-wide management of navel orangeworm, the number one pest of the California tree nut industry, the Almond Board of California has launched a new website to help growers and PCAs coordinate/collaborate on mating disruption efforts. Funded by a grant from the California DPR, the Almond Board has created this new online tool with support from Land …

Applying Herbicides Safely to Keep Residue Off of Harvested Almonds

Description: While there has been research and work underway to move the almond industry to off-ground harvesting such as is done in pistachios, harvested almonds currently spend just enough time in the dust of orchard floors that they can pick up trace residues of herbicides.  Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist Brad Hanson as he shares …

Opportunities to Grow and Market Climate Friendly Wines

While different sectors of the wine industry have embraced words describing their vineyard practices and wines such as “sustainable”, “Organic”, “Biodynamic” and “regenerative”, could “Climate Friendly” be the next buzz word and focus for wine grape growers? And would it interest consumers? Watch this brief interview with Liz Thach, Master of Wine, who recently addressed the industry at Unified Wine …

What To Know About the Central Valley Wine Market Heading Into a New Season

In this California Ag Network interview, watch Mike Needham from Turrentine Brokerage share current wine market dynamics for the Central Valley of California, which accounts for the highest portion of the nation’s wine grape crush.  Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Ranch Systems for their industry support.

Legislation to Improve California Water Situation With Recharge

While a record amount of rain has fallen on the drought-stricken soils of California over the winter, this will unfortunately not solve the state’s ongoing drought and water supply issues.  Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as he shares a new push for the state’s cooperation and support for groundwater recharge as …

Central Coast Wine Market Trends With Turrentine Brokerage

Watch this interview featuring Audra Cooper from Turrentine Brokerage as she describes results of the 2022 Central Coast grape harvest and its impact on the local wine market.  The lighter crush was followed by unusually early activity in the wine market.  Read more about it in the March Crush Report issue of American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Ranch …

Western Wine Grape Planting Trends & Caution from Allied Grape Growers

When compared with natural vineyard attrition taking place, grapevines are being planted at a higher rate according to Allied Grape Grower’s recent grapevine nursery survey report discussed at The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.  Watch this video with Jeff Bitter to learn more about what varieties are being planted and where. Please thank this video’s sponsor Ranch Systems for their industry support.

Relief Programs Now Available to Walnut Growers

In this video, Joshua Rahm from the California Walnut Commission shares details on some new and upcoming government programs to aid walnut growers amidst these difficult times — some of which growers can act on now.  So watch this video now and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

What to Expect at the American Pistachio Conference

In this video, American Pistachio Growers President Richard Matoian not only provides details on the latest pistachio shipment trends, but he also shares what growers can expect in attending what will likely be the largest American Pistachio Conference yet, coming up Feb. 27 – Mar. 1. Stay in the know and watch now! Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry …

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