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Nutrien Ag Solutions Strengthens Partnership with National FFA Organization

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INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, April 15, 2019/National FFA Organization) – Nutrien has just announced an increase in their sponsorship of the National FFA Organization. In the past, the company has worked with FFA to ensure the future of agricultural education by their generous support that provided student members with the opportunity to grow into the world’s future leaders. This year, Nutrien Ag …

Census of US Agriculture released – California snapshot

Census of US Agriculture 2019

The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture with new information about U.S farms and ranches and those who operate them, including first-time data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level. “The Census shows new data that can be compared to previous censuses for insightsinto agricultural trends and changes down …

Almond Board Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Food Safety

Almond Board honored for food safety

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has been selected to receive the GMA Food Safety Award from the International Association for Food Protection, in recognition of the Board’s “preeminence in and contributions to the field of food safety.” The award comes after nearly 50 years of Almond Board-funded research and innovation leading to numerous improvements in the way almonds are …

Senator Melissa Hurtado’s Legislation to Restore Access to Clean Water Receives 6 – 0 Bipartisan Support, Advances to Appropriations Committee

Senator Melissa Hurtado

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill 559 (SB 559), authored by Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), representing the 14th Senate District in California, and principal co-authored by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Assembly member Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), Assembly member Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), and Assembly member Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), today advanced through the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water by 6 – …

Agricultural organizations hold heat illnesses prevention training sessions in Easton, California

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EASTON, CA – On April 12, 2019, a coalition of agricultural organizations will hold two Heat Illness Prevention Sessions in Easton, California. Manuel Cunha, Jr., President of Nisei Farmers League said, “we appreciate the staff and the efforts of the Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA Consultation with their presentation of the safety message: WATER, REST, SHADE.” Cunha continued, “the efforts …

ABC Funds $1 Million in Navel Orangeworm Research

The Almond Board of California recently approved funding of $1 million dollars of a Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique research project. This is the single largest production research project ever funded by the Almond Board. The Almond Board of California (ABC) has been funding Navel Orangeworm (NOW) research for over twenty years and has made great progress in determining various …

California Final Grape Crush Report 2018

The 2018 crush totaled 4,506,583 tons, up 6.2 percent from the 2017 crush of 4,241,945 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,447,930 tons, up 8.8 percent from 2017. The 2018 white wine variety crush totaled 1,833,755 tons, up 3.8 percent from 2017. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 82,508, down 12.5 …

Western Growers Testifies Before House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration

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On April 3rd, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. In his testimony, Nassif stated that experienced workers are aging out of the agricultural workforce with few Americans lining up to take their place, …

Nine Wines Earn Gold from Legislators in Wine Competition

Foundation Gala Raised Funds for Scholarships: California legislators awarded gold to nine wines at the fourth annual California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation Gala on April 10. The friendly wine competition featured 31 red and white wines from 23 California wineries. Legislative leaders from the California Assembly and Senate attended the gala and participated in the wine judging. The …

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