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Encourage Students to Apply for TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program!

Tulare, Calif., (April 20, 2018) – Tulare County Farm Bureau is seeking applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Class. The deadline to apply is May 1for this all expense paid eight-month program. TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program is designed to open doors to new experiences for students while providing personal, educational and leadership opportunities within their community and the agriculture industry. It …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: April 2018 Issue

California Dairy Magazine April 2018

The December issue of California Dairy Magazine is now available to read online! Read the latest California Dairy & Feed industry news and technology.  Here’s a peek of what’s inside: Hanford Junior Dairy Show Grows Achieving High Reproductive Performance Discovery in Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows USDA Reopens Enrollment For Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool Milk Prices: Hope on the Horizon …

True to our Roots: NRCS and Soil Conservation

Washington, D. C., (April 19, 2018) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was built, quite literally, from the ground up. Originally known as the Soil Erosion Service in 1933 then the Soil Conservation Service starting in April of 1935, the agency was created in response to the high rates of soil erosion seen across the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl of …

UC Davis Students Breed Beans for Organic Farming

Davis, Calif., (April 19, 2018) – Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field tests on very rare commodities: high-yield, disease-resistant bean varieties that can thrive on organic farms. “Most crops — about 95 percent — have been bred for conventional farming and can be difficult to grow in organic systems,” said Travis Parker, a Ph.D. student …

Sonoma County Ag Days Educates 5,000 Students About All Aspects of Agriculture

Santa Rosa, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – As 5,000 students descended on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and splashed through puddles on March 13 and 14, it was obvious they were all excited for a day out of the classroom. This year’s theme was the Year of Water and Soil, with an educational emphasis on these elements that are critical to …

Farm Bill Discussions Will Affect All Californians

Sacramento, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – Noting that programs in new federal farm legislation have the potential to benefit everyone in California, the leader of the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed today’s release of draft legislation by the House Agriculture Committee. The release marks a key milestone in updating the multi-year farm bill that expires Sept. 30. “Although it’s known …

Public Hearing on New California Coastal Commission Permit Requirements

San Raefel, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – After nearly a decade of discussions, hearings and workshops, additional modifications were made to the California Coastal Commission’s (CCC) decisions following its November 2, 2016 public workshop that have increased farmer and rancher anxiety. According to Kevin Lunny, President of the Marin Farm Bureau, “Following the November 2016 meeting we came away believing …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (April 17, 2018) – Early last week was dry across California. From Thursday to early Sunday, a series of storm systems from an atmospheric river from the Pacific impacted coastal areas as well as central and northern California; bringing moderate to heavy precipitation. Snow levels dropped to around 4,000 to 4,500 feet over the weekend in the mountains, …

Castanon’s 5th-Place Finish Leads Fresno State Soil Judging Team At Nationals

Fresno, Calif., (April 17, 2018) – Fresno State senior Mark Castanon qualified for the International Soil Judging Contest in Rio de Janiero after finishing fifth overall among 88 individuals at the national competition. The Fresno State soil judging team placed 15th for its highest-ever team finish in the national competition. The National Collegiate Soils Contest was hosted by the University …

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