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Reclamation Announces Initial Water Supply Allocation For The Central Valley Project

Sacramento, Calif., (February 27, 2018) – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2018 water supply allocation for many Central Valley Project contractors. This allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users and reflects current reservoir storages, precipitation and snowpack in the Central Valley and …

Fresno State Student Wins 2018 Collegiate Discussion Meet

Fresno, Calif., (February 27, 2018) – This past weekend, American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers held their 2018 Leadership Conference in Reno, NV. Among the many activities hosted was the Collegiate Discussion Meet, held annually at the conference. Representing California in the competition was Tim Traux of Fresno State, who was able to hold off competitors in the …

PSA-Approved Produce Safety Training

Fresno, Calif., (February 27, 2018) – California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation is offering a Produce Safety Training in English and Spanish on Wednesday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th St., Clovis. Both organic and non-organic growers are welcome to attend the workshop. The training will meet the Food Safety …

UC Davis Symposium Explores Future of Tea

Davis, Calif., (February 26, 2018) – University of California, Davis, will hold its third annual symposium bringing industry experts, farmers and scholars together to talk about the the growing, distribution and culture of tea throughout the world. Topics including “Yes we CAn! Tea Farming in California,” “From Soil to Cup,” and “Sustaining Societies and Preserving Lost Cultures.” Tea is the …

Tulare Noon Kiwanis Club will Honor Corky and Doug Anderson – 58th “Farmers of the Year” Award

Tulare, Calif., (February 26, 2018) – The Kiwanis Club of Tulare will present its 58th Farmer of the Year award to Corky and Doug Anderson. The award luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Heritage Complex in Tulare. Tickets are available for $25 in advance from Kiwanis Club members and various businesses in Tulare, tickets …

Citrus Biological Control Task Force Wins Integrated Pest Management Award

Sacramento, Calif., (February 26, 2018) – The California Citrus Research Board (CRB) has received an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Award for its work in establishing biological controls for the Asian citrus psyllid. The awards, bestowed annually by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), recognize organizations that use IPM to address the diverse pest management needs throughout California. IPM is a …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 23, 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 Corn is being planted. Winter wheat and oats are growing slowly due to insufficient rainfall. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time to …

Recent Fresno State Alumni Creates Meat Science Scholarship Endowment

Fresno, Calif., (February 23, 2018) – Six recent Fresno State graduates have started the Ag One Meat Science Laboratory Scholarship Endowment to support students who work in the unit and produce an array of popular meat products sold at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. The former meats lab student employees graduated in 2013 or later and pledged a combined $25,000 to …

Good News For Hedgerows: No Effects On Food Safety In The Field

Davis, Calif., (February 23, 2018) – Hedgerows enhance wildlife abundance and diversity around farmland without contributing to food safety problems in field crops, according to a new study published by a team of University of California researchers. The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Davis study documented that field edge plantings around farms are generally too narrow relative to …

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