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2017 Acreage Reporting Dates

Tulare, Calif., (February 14, 2017) – In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Tulare County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Tulare County: March 15, 2017 – 
Alfalfa Seed, Almonds, Barley, Cherries, Oats, Olives, Pears, Pistachios, Plums, Walnuts, …

California Exports Finished 2016 On A High Note But Dropped Slightly From Previous Year – The California Trade Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 9, 2017) – California’s merchandise export trade concluded 2016 with an exceptionally strong showing in December, posting a nominal 9.3 percent gain over the same month in 2015. According to a Beacon Economics analysis of U.S. trade statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau, foreign shipments by California businesses totaled $14.04 billion for the month, a robust …

Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report

Fresno, Calif., (February 8, 2017) – Heavy rains continued in January promoting vigorous growth in barley, triticale, wheat and winter forage. Fields have been fertilized, and herbicides applied. Dry-land barley have been planted and showing good growth. The rains have put much of the fieldwork on hold, waiting for drier conditions. Between storms, growers reshaped beds, and added soil amendments …

Oregon Hazelnut Harvest Review & 2017 Resolutions

Oregon Hazelnut Harvest Review & 2017 Resolutions

2016 Oregon hazelnut harvest started off promising and successful, but back to back rainstorms turned harvest into a nightmare for many growers with crop still in the field. Watch this video interview with Matt Schuster and Austin Chapin for more details on the harvest and what growers can do looking ahead for a better 2017. Read more in your monthly …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 7, 2017) – The week began with high pressure over the Great Basin. By mid-week an onshore surge of moisture associated with a Pacific northwestern system arrived. A brief break occurred on Saturday between systems before a second Pacific northwestern storm brought additional precipitation to the State on Sunday. Widespread rains and snow fell across the northern …

County To Review Nut Theft Ordinance

Tulare, Calif., (February 6, 2017) – The Tulare County Board of Supervisors held a public forum on January 30 for local walnut growers, processors, agents and buyers to meet and discuss the county Nut Theft ordinance, and the consideration of changes which may help improve the ordinance and deter theft. County officials from law enforcement, the district attorney, agriculture commissioner’s …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 3, 2017) – 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 Growers continue to wait for fields to dry out sufficiently that they can resume planting winter grain and field crops. The planted grains and field crops continue to mature …

Winter Management of Pocket Gophers on the Farm

Winter is one of the best times to control your pocket gopher populations in the field. Watch this video as Mike Konda from the Fresno County Ag Department shares a few tips on managing them in the vineyard or orchard, and subscribe to the California Ag Network You Tube Channel to learn more about pest management on the farm.

Full statistics now available for crop year 2015

Sacramento, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – In 2015 California’s farms and ranches received approximately $47 billion for their output. This represents a decrease of nearly 17 percent compared to 2014. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s …

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