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Building Named for ‘Father’ Of Fresno State Viticulture And Enology

Fresno, Calif., (March 29, 2018) – The California State University Trustees approved Tuesday the naming of the Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building at Fresno State, in honor of the late and esteemed professor emeritus of viticulture. The action item was approved by the Committee on Institutional Advancement. Among his many accomplishments during his 46-year career, Dr. Petrucci led successful fundraising …

California State Senator to Honor University of California 4-H Program in Mexicali

Sacramento, Calif., (March 29, 2018) – California State Senator Ben Hueso will honor California and Baja California 4-H with a resolution in the State Senate at 2 p.m. April 2 to recognize the cross-border team that established a 4-H Club in Mexicali, Baja Mexico, in January 2017. Last year, UC ANR Vice President Glenda Humiston signed a memorandum of understanding with the Baja …

CA State Fair Announces Olive Oil Competition Awards

Sacramento, Calif., (March 28, 2018) – As California’s extra virgin olive oil becomes one of state’s fastest growing agricultural industries, the California State Fair awards the best olive oils in the Golden State in the CA State Fair Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. This year, our expert judges were led by Orietta Gianjorio who is an internationally certified sensory evaluator …

CDFA to Receive $14.8 million in Farm Bill Funding for Pest Projects

Sacramento, Calif., (March 27, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $14.8 million to California from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the nursery production system. Overall, USDA is providing nearly $70 million in …

Western United Dairyman Thanks the Board Members who Served their Full Terms, Retiring at Convention Next Week

Turlock, Calif., (March 27, 2018) – Mike Zylstra: Mike spent more time at the office than most board members because of his role as treasurer. His dedication to accurate numbers and getting to the bottom of things was exceptional and has greatly served WUD’s members for many years. What he learned throughout his time on the board that surprised him …

Wine Industry Leader Nat Dibuduo to be Honored

Fresno, Calif., (March 28, 2018) – Nat DiBuduo will be honored at the Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference in Visalia tomorrow, March 22, at the Visalia Convention Center, as the Distinguished California Agriculturalist of the Year. The award, recognizing an individual who has contributed in a significant and highly visible way to the betterment of California agriculture, is presented by the …

SCFB – 104th Annual Meeting of Members April 19!

Turlock, Calif., (March 26, 2018) – Stanislaus County Farm Bureau (SCFB) will host its 104th Annual Meeting of Members “Tell Your Story” on April 19. This event serves as our organizations biggest annual fundraiser for programs such as Ag in the Classroom, Stanislaus Safety Seminar, Young Farmers & Ranchers, purchasing livestock animals at the Stanislaus County Fair and college agriculture scholarships. …

CDFA Announces Vacancy on the Nursery Advisory Board

Sacramento, Calif., (March 26, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing one mid-term vacancy on the Nursery Advisory Board.  The Board is composed of twelve voting members, each representing an establishment with a valid California License to Sell Nursery Stock.  No two members shall represent the same organization.  Members will represent a …

New Report Details How Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Benefit California

Sacramento, Calif., (March 26, 2018) – A new report details the dramatic growth last year in Cap-and-Trade investments that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening local economies and improving public health and the environment across the state, especially in disadvantaged and low-income communities. More than $720 million in new funding last year went to projects that were either under way …

TechAccel Makes Further Pledge to the UC Davis Venture Catalyst STAIR Grant Program to Promote Agriculture

Davis, Calif., (March 23, 2018) – UC Davis Venture Catalyst and TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced an expanded partnership that provides increased support for the university’s Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR™) Grant program, which provides funding for proof-of-concept research aimed at demonstrating commercial feasibility of university-generated technologies. TechAccel will commit $50,000 in grant funding …

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