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Ag Conservation Easement Programs Permanently Protect Over 3.4 Million Acres

American Farmland Trust‘s Farmland Information Center recently released results from its annual survey of state Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) programs. Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement programs use public funds to compensate property owners for keeping their land available for agriculture. The findings from the 2022 survey are summarized in “Status of State Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs. …

New Commercial HLB Detection Response Guide

To ensure California citrus growers are well prepared in the event of a potential commercial grove detection of Huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly citrus plant disease that can be spread by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) has developed a response guide for growers to utilize and educate themselves on the California Department of Food and …

UCCE Virtual Workshop Series on Nitrogen Management in Organic Production

Growers of organic vegetables and strawberries across California are invited to attend an online training to learn how to manage nitrogen fertilization. UC Cooperative Extension is offering the three-part Nitrogen Planning and Management in Organic Production of Annual Crops Workshop on Nov. 29, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Growers, certified crop advisers, pest control advisers and other agricultural professionals who are interested in learning …

Real California Milk Begins Holiday Season With Mornings Mean More Campaign

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the return of its consumer promotion focused on holiday breakfast traditions with dairy. The annual campaign – titled Holiday Mornings Mean More – debuted in 2020 and focuses on the California market. Holiday Mornings Mean More communicates messages of family, togetherness, and the importance of celebrating time together over special breakfast recipes. …

Organic Fruit Grower Workshop, Dec. 8

The UC Cooperative Extension is hosting an in-person Organic Agriculture Workshop on December 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The workshop is designed for growers, CCAs, PCAs and other agricultural professionals interested in organic agriculture. The session will cover regulations, assistance programs, fertilization, irrigation, and managing pests, diseases and weeds. The workshop will discuss the specifics of organic production as …

Claim Your Cash Reward for Employing Through COVID-19 Mandates

Did you know the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for businesses is FREE money? Well, not really – it’s technically your money sitting in the treasury – you just have to rightfully claim it. If I told you I help businesses like yours capitalize on the government’s newest and most profitable “credit” program, would you believe me? It’s true. But, not …

Prepare Now for Pending Water Quality Regulations for Central Valley Dairies

There are some significant changes coming soon to water quality regulations for Central Valley dairy producers and now is the time to prepare.  Watch this brief interview with Paul Sousa from Western United Dairies as he explains and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

Automated Milking Systems Support California Dairies Amidst Labor Challenges

Automated milking systems are turning out to be a plus for both labor reduction and overall animal welfare on California dairies.  Watch this brief interview with Daniela Bruno, UCCE Dairy Advisor based Fresno County, as she explains.  Read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

New North Coast Viticulture Advisor to Help Growers Adapt to Warmer, Drier Conditions in CA

As California wine grape growers continue dealing with warmer, drier conditions, new UCCE North Coast Integrated Vineyard Systems Advisor Christopher Chen suggests growers think outside the box when planning for the vineyard of the future. Watch his interview and read more about improving grape growing practices in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Best Practices for Keeping Herbicide Residue off Your Grapes

As grape growers strive to continue minimizing herbicide drift and residue on their vines/fruit, watch this brief video with Emeritus UCCE Weed Science Advisor John Roncoroni on best practices that can also save money on spray applications. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

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