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Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 24, 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 so that they can resume planting winter grain and field crops. The planted grains and field crops continue to …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing a vacancy on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. The term of office for a committee member is unlimited. Members receive no compensation, …

Farmers Monitor Storms’ Impact On Crops, Water Supplies

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other impacts on California farms and ranches. The storms also added more water to an already overtaxed system, and led to renewed calls to modernize the system. “In the long term, the surge …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report for Week Ending February 19, 2017

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2017) – Another warm and wet week across the State as a strong Pacific system moved inland. The system brought rain to most of the State, with mountains receiving snow. Temperatures cooled through Friday, before rising slightly over the weekend. Dry weather ruled the State on Monday and Tuesday with the exception of some light sprinkles …

Taking Care of Bees During Orchard Pollination

[wpdevart_youtube]WZK1YKrzpz8[/wpdevart_youtube] Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, and orchards are beginning to bloom in the warmer areas of California. To ensure successful almond pollination, Bee sure to follow a few safety tips with Billy Synk in dealing with honeybees in the orchard. Watch this video and read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

Watch out for Honey Bee Theft During Pollination

[wpdevart_youtube]88-4oeh7vFM[/wpdevart_youtube] Honeybees are in high demand this time of year and are worth a lot. There have already been reports this year of stolen bee hives, so Bee sure to protect your investment and keep a watchful eye out during orchard pollination. Watch this brief interview with Billy Synk from Project Apis, and learn more in your monthly issue of …

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 …

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