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American Society of Agricultural Consultants Annual Conference, Oct. 23-25

The 2022 Annual Conference and Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) will be held Sunday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 25 in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. An engaging lineup of speakers is scheduled to present on a variety of topics pertinent to the challenging environment in which we live and operate our businesses. From sharpening …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced the appointment of Natalie Collins as interim president on July 27th. She replaces John Aguirre who retired after twelve years of service. “CAWG is very happy to have Natalie in this role,” Slater said. “She has been a part of the CAWG family for many years, and her insight and …

New Directors at Almond Board of California Begin Terms

The new Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) took their seats this week with four voting members beginning new terms to help guide ABC’s support of one of California’s most important crops. Board members, whose terms officially began Aug. 1, also elected Alexi Rodriguez as chair and re-elected George Goshgarian Jr. as vice chair. “Our industry …

Improving Dairy Animal Welfare Through Genetically Dehorning Cows

While dehorning dairy cattle is performed for their own health and safety, it can be a painful and cumbersome process for both the animal and the dairy producer.   This practice could be a thing of the past though as researchers have been able to successful isolate and modify this gene to breed hornless cattle.  Watch this brief interview with …

NRCS Incentive Funding for On-farm Groundwater Recharge Projects

As drought conditions persist in California, farmers are making the most of every drop of water they use. However, there may be more they can do during the rainy season to put water back into the ground with assistance of the USDA-NRCS.  Watch this brief interview with California Water Quality Specialist Wendy Rash to find out. Please thank this video’s …

Table Grape Varieties Taking Well to New Nematode and Salt Resistant Rootstocks

Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ashraf El-kereamy as he discusses the performance of table grape varieties from trials with new nematode resistant and salt tolerant rootstocks. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

The Facts on San Joaquin Valley Water Use & Realigning Priorities Amidst Drought

In a panel discussion titled, “Water: What Real, What’s Not, What’s Next” at the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Friant Water Authority CEO Jason Phillips shares his views on solutions to California’s water crisis based on the reality of the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply and use. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

What Ag Employers Should Know about Firing Employees

When is it appropriate to fire an employee and how should you go about doing it properly to prevent negative repercussions? At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Stacy Henderson, Almond Alliance’s go-to attorney for ag labor law, shared some key insights every ag employer should know. Watch this brief video with Stacy as she explains. Please thank …

Replacing Corn with Drought Tolerant Sorghum Forages

As drought conditions persist in California, dairy feed growers are taking more interest in replacing some of their corn fields with more drought-tolerant sorghum forages — however, sorghum has it’s own ideal growing condition growers should understand.  Watch this interview with Jeff Dahlberg, former Directer of the Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, as he explains.  Read more about it …

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