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Drones in Ag Meeting: Technology, Laws & Regs

Griswold LaSalle Law Firm is hosting an informational event about drones in the agriculture industry on August 1, at 6:00 p.m. The law firm is located at 111 E 7th Street, Hanford, CA, 93230. The event will cover drone technology; regulations and municipal ordinances; visual line of sight aircraft operation; and the permit process. For any questions or to RSVP, contact …

Western United Dairymen on USDA Aid Announcement for International Trade Dispute

WUD applauds USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s actions announced today to try to mitigate the impact international trade disputes are having on California’s dairy farm families. The Department announced a three-prong plan to mitigate the impact of retaliatory tariffs on various agricultural commodities including payments to producers, product purchase and donation and assistance with developing new export markets. The combination of …

UC Experts Provide Update on Valley Cotton at Mendota Field Day

A trio of University of California extension and farm advisors will offer tips and provide the latest developments in cotton across in the San Joaquin Valley during a Tuesday, July 24 field day in Mendota.  Open to all growers and pest control advisors, the free event starts at 9:30a.m. at Pik-A-Lok Farms on Bass Avenue in Mendota. Featured speakers are: …

Steve Patricio Honored for Significant Contributions to Ag

Western Growers to Present Patricio with 2018 Award of Honor on October 30 Western Growers will honor Stephen (Steve) Patricio, who’s visionary leadership has advanced the agricultural industry by leaps and bounds, with the 2018 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of industry achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to …

5 Tips for Using Livestock Scales Effectively for Weighing Animals

There are numerous challenges when it comes to weighing animals. They may move about a lot or get nervous, agitated or anxious making it very difficult to weigh them accurately using the standard or conventional scales. This is where livestock scales come in handy. They weigh the animals with high accuracy and precision while overcoming the usual challenges. They are …

Alfalfa Field Day in Firebaugh, July 31

Field Day Covers Pesticide Rules, Alfalfa Pest & Field Management University of California extension advisors and a county official will update farmers about the latest trends in alfalfa field and pest management and pesticide regulations during a Tuesday, July 31 field day in Firebaugh. Open to all growers and pest control advisors, the free field day will be from 10 …

California Agricultural Leadership Foundation Launches New Website

The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) recently launched its new website. The redesigned site includes easy access to the foundation’s latest news, upcoming events, alumni testimonials, information about current classes and ways to support Ag Leadership. The website is also home to resources for alumni, current fellows and their families, potential candidates and Ag Leadership supporters. Resources include a way …

Nat DiBuduo Retires

A Lifetime of Dedication to the Grape Industry –By Matthew Malcolm, Assistant Editor (Copyright June 2018 issue of American Vineyard Magazine) After 18 years of dedicated service to the California wine industry through Allied Grape Growers (AGG), Nat DiBuduo recently announced his retirement as President and CEO of AGG, effective June 29th. Vice-President of AGG, Jeff Bitter will officially take …

USDA Estimates Record-Breaking 2018 Almond Crop

Forecast estimated at 2.45 billion pounds for the 2018 California almond crop MODESTO, Calif. – Despite concerns earlier in the year about freezing weather during almond bloom, careful management by California farmers and newer orchards coming into production have resulted in a record-breaking crop according to the 2018 Almond Objective Measurement Report. This confirms earlier predictions from the 2018 Almond …

California Grape Growers Award Scholarships

Fresno, CA – California’s table grape growers recently awarded scholarships to eight students in grape-growing regions of the state. All recipients will be attending California universities or colleges. Five field worker scholarships were awarded in 2018: two $3,500 two-year scholarships to community colleges, and three $20,000 four-year field worker scholarships. Three $20,000 four-year agricultural scholarships were also awarded in 2018. …

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