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How Farms can Donate Fresh Food for Tax Deductions

Charitable Contributions for Farmers It is common for businesses to receive tax deductions for cash donations, but did you know that the agriculture community can donate fresh foods for a similar benefit? California farmers and agriculture businesses have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits and vegetables in return for some pretty hefty tax breaks. How much is the deduction?  In …

California Fresh Fruit Magazine – November/December Issue – Read It Here!

You can read the PDF version of the November/December Issue of California Fresh Fruit Magazine HERE! Orchard Views Hope Rising From the Ashes of Despair Bridging the Gape Between Farmer & Consumer Rodin Farms Providing Fresh Produce & Ag Education Lake County Enjoys Strong Pear Harvest Scully Packing Reports Quality Crop Advances in Cytospora Canker Management Bacterial Canker Experience in …

California Fresh Fruit Magazine – September/October Issue – Read It Here!

California Fresh Fruit Magazine September/October

You can read the PDF version of the September/October Issue of California Fresh Fruit Magazine HERE! The Survival of a Small Farmer Growing Berry Crops in Santa Barbara Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Orchard Pest Update – Peach Growers Beware Laurel Wilt Disease Devastates Seminar Preps CA Growers for this Deadly Fungus Keeping it Fresh California Fresh Fruit News Briefs Autumn …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (August 1, 2017) – The weather last week was hot and dry across the State. The summer monsoon across the southwest desert helped trigger some showers across the deserts last week, while additional pockets of moisture found their way into the Sierras and managed to produce a few scattered showers throughout the week. Rainfall was limited to Monday …

Santa Barbara County Agricultural Production Report 2016

Santa Barbara, Calif., (July 7, 2017) – Santa Barbara County Ag Commisioner Cathleen M. Fisher released the Annual Agriculture Crop Report and reported the following as an introduction to the report: In accordance with the provisions of Sections 2272 and 2279 of the California Food and Agricultural Code, I am pleased to submit the 2016 Santa Barbara County Crop Report. …

NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Ag, Farm Bureau Says

Washington, D. C., (June 28, 2017) – A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must build upon market gains for U.S. agriculture and settle remaining challenges for our nation’s farmers and ranchers in our neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing before the U.S. Trade Representative today. “NAFTA has been overwhelmingly beneficial for the …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (June 26, 2017) – Another hot and dry week occurred across the State. Rainfall was limited to Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, which brought very light isolated showers to parts of the Sierras, dropping less than a tenth of an inch of rain; and again on Sunday, which had some light showers across the far northern part of the …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (June 23, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Alfalfa fields are making excellent progress; and being irrigated, cut, and baled. Corn and sorghum for silage continues being planted, cultivated, and irrigated. The corn silage crop is in …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (June 9, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that with wheat silage harvest almost completed most fields are being planted with summer beans, silage corn, Sudan grass, and silage sorghum. Wheat harvest for grain has begun, and the …

Santa Barbara Grower Prepares for Blueberry Harvest

[wpdevart_youtube]QFvK1Y1yJ5A[/wpdevart_youtube] Santa Barbara isn’t the most common location to grow blueberries, but Ed Seaman makes it work, and enjoys a quality harvest from year to year. As in any crop, he does have pests to deal with; but it’s worth all the work when he has students touring the farm on a field trip, enjoying the freshest berries they’ve ever …

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