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Controlling Ground Squirrels in the Vineyard

Ground Squirrels can be a real pest on the farm, damaging plant roots, chewing through drip line, and their tunnels can be a safety hazard for farm workers. At the San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium, Mike Konda from the Fresno County Ag Department provided some valuable tips. Watch his brief interview here and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

Full statistics now available for crop year 2015

Sacramento, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – In 2015 California’s farms and ranches received approximately $47 billion for their output. This represents a decrease of nearly 17 percent compared to 2014. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s …

Join SCW’s Karissa Kruse at Upcoming Tailgate Talks

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 31, 2017) – Starting in March, SCW President Karissa Kruse is hosting a series of Tailgate Talks throughout Sonoma County in partnership with our AVA’s. This is a chance to hear an update on our marketing efforts, sustainability initiative, grower education and have a casual conversation with Karissa and your AVA leaders about any issues or thoughts …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (January 20, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the second most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Continuing rains have benefited the growth of already planted grains and field crops, but the rain has hindered ground preparations for continued planting. Low spots in some fields …

Sonoma County Winegrowers To Establish Center For Ag Sustainability To Address Concerns About The Future Of Farming

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 16, 2017) – As the calendar turns to a new year, Sonoma County Winegrowers (www.sonomawinegrape.org) are quickly closing in on its goal of becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region by 2019.  According to the latest Report Card published in the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 3rd Annual Sustainability Report, 85% of the county’s vineyard acres have …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (January 13, 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 Recent rains have benefited the growth of already planted grains and field crops, but the rain has hindered ground preparations for continued planting. The forecast for optimal returns continues …

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