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Raising sheep and goats for fun and profit

Davis, Calif., (June 20, 2017) – A 4-H sheep or goat project has something in common with ranchers raising animals for a living. In both cases, one objective is profit. “Profit is not a dirty word,” said Dan Macon, UC Cooperative Extension assistant specialist in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. “How many of you are using fair animals …

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 …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (June 6, 2017) – Last week started with warm temperatures, followed by cooler temperatures as a surge of Pacific moisture brought light rain to many areas in the State. Dry and warm conditions were felt during the weekend. Precipitation fell in parts of the state on Monday through Wednesday, with Thursday through Sunday seeing no measurable rainfall. The …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (June 2, 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 The last of the winter wheat is being dried and baled. Alfalfa fields are making excellent progress; and being cut, dried, and baled. Last year’s Black-eyed beans are being …

Raise your glass to National Dairy Month!

Real California Milk

Fresno, Calif., (June 1, 2017) – June is recognized as National Dairy Month.  Initially created as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote the consumption of dairy products, National Dairy Month has evolved into an annual tradition that recognizes the dairy industry and celebrates the nutrient-rich products that it provides to consumers worldwide. Since the early 1900s, America’s dairy industry …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (May 31, 2017) – Last week brought an upper-level ridge over the area leading to hot and mostly dry conditions. During the week, only a few locations received any measurable precipitation, Santa Rosa reported 0.03 inches on Thursday. For the weekend, a weakening of the ridge led to cooling statewide and a few more sprinkles across the northern …

California’s Forgotten

Modesto, Calif., (May 30, 2017) – Who speaks for the “Forgotten?” The woman who is constantly told to fork over more of her money for road repairs? For government employee health and pension programs? For electric cars or solar roof projects? The “Forgotten” who works to maintain a safe and healthy household for their children, but is constantly losing the …

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