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Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Counties – Walnut Day

Yuba City, Calif., (February 8, 2018) – Mark the date on your calendar for the Annual Walnut Day for Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa counties to be held Thursday February 22, 2018. Topics include: 2017 flood damage and recovery; walnut tree growth characteristics; rootstocks; thousand cankers disease; laws & regs; California Walnut Board activities. The event is sponsored by: University of California …

International Agri-Center prepares for 51st World Ag Expo

Tulare, Calif., (February 7, 2018) – The International Agri-Center will hold its 51st World Ag Expo farm show on February 13-15. The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. In 2017, 105,780 people came from 43 states and 71 countries …

Central Valley Soil Emissions a Large Source of State’s Nitrogen Oxide Pollution

Davis, Calif., (February 7, 2018) – A previously unrecognized source of nitrogen oxide is contributing up to about 40 percent of the NOx emissions in California, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis. The study traces the emissions to fertilized soils in the Central Valley region. In the study, published Jan. 31 in the journal Science Advances, the authors …

Pesticide Laws Changing Near Schools, Come Learn More

Tulare, Calif., (February 6, 2018) – The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important training coming up for growers to learn about new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications.  For more information call the TC Ag Commissioner’s office at 559-684-3352. Thursday, February 22 – A morning meeting will be hosted for growers near schools to learn about new laws and …

Register Today: 37th Rice Technical Working Group Conference, Feb. 19-22

Long Beach, Calif., (February 6, 2018) – UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting a four-day Rice Technical Working Group Conference February 19-22 in Long Beach. The conference will provide participants with the latest information and research from experts on plant breeding and genetics, rice culture, weed control, economics and marketing, and many other topics “California is very excited to host …

Youth Volunteering Allows Potential for Growth at HREC

Hopland, Calif., (February 5, 2018) – During 2017 over 3800 hours of volunteer time were offered at HREC! Our incredible volunteer team helps across all areas from citizen science on our phenology project to working with children and adults at our educational events. The California Conservation Corps also volunteer their time and enjoy learning new skills such as chainsaw safety and technique with us. …

Perdue Announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

Mifflintown, PA., (February 5, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “Since my first day as the Secretary of Agriculture, I’ve traveled to 30 states, listening to the people of American agriculture about what is …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status For Week Ending February 3, 2018

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 5, 2018) – 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 winter forage crops such as wheat, barley, other cereal grains and forage crops continue to be planted; last week’s rain was beneficial for previously planted crops. However, irrigation is …

California Department of Food and Agriculture Awards $9.64 Million for Alternative Manure Management Projects

Sacramento, Calif., (February 5, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $9.64 million in grant funding to 17 alternative manure management projects across the state. These projects, part of the Alternative Manure Management Program, or AMMP, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions on California dairy farms and livestock operations by using manure management practices that are …

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