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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 …

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

[wpdevart_youtube]Uyc8ocaTcJM[/wpdevart_youtube] 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 …

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 …

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