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Fine Feathered Friends Forever

Dixon, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – Forget BFF (Best Friends Forever). For Solano County 4-H’er Jarred Burkett, it’s also FFFF (Fine Feathered Friends Forever). Jarred, 10, a member of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club in Vallejo raises free-range chickens at his American Canyon home — not for showing at fairs or selling at junior livestock auctions, but as pets. The …

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County – 2017 Scholarship Applications

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – This year the Farm Bureau Foundation will award more than $110,000 in scholarships to Sonoma County students pursuing higher education at a four year college, junior college or vocational school within an agricultural related field. Last year, the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Awarded scholarships to 40 Sonoma County students. All of …

UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science – Ranks No. 2 in Agriculture and Forestry

Davis, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – The University of California, Davis, held onto its top spot in veterinary science in the latest QS World University Rankings released today (March 7). And for the fifth consecutive year, the campus is among the top-ranked universities in agriculture and forestry, taking second place in the ranking this year. First in veterinary science since …

California Grape Crush Report – Final 2016

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2016 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2017. The …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On Citrus Pest And Disease Prevention Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (March 10, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing one vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with statewide citrus-specific pests and a work plan that includes programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating citrus pests and diseases; as well as outreach and education programs. Committee members …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (March 10, 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 winter forage crops are maturing well. Black-eyed beans are being exported to Australia and Korea. Fieldwork in vineyards and orchards continues with: pruning, tying, berm sanitation, and brush shredding. …

Bulldoggers To Host Fresno State College Rodeo March 11-12

Fresno, Calif., (March 10, 2017) – The Bulldoggers club rodeo team will host the Fresno State College Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds (748 Rodeo Drive). The competition, which is the only home event of the season, starts with a slack session at 8 a.m. Saturday followed by a ticketed first round at …

Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report for February 2017

Fresno, Calif., (March 9, 2017) – Across the County, plantings of barley, oats, triticale, wheat, and winter forage are all growing well due to an abundance of rain. Some fields have already started to develop seed heads. Herbicides and fertilizers were applied to fields between storms. Ground preparation was underway for rice fields in Firebaugh. Alfalfa broke dormancy but growth …

March IPM Breakfast Meetings Sutter-Yuba Counties

Yuba City, Calif., (March 9, 2017) – We will largely focus on orchards crops (but everything is on the table for discussion!). These meetings are open to all interested growers, consultants, PCAs/CCAs, and related industry. Planned topics for this meeting include managing spring diseases in a wet year and getting your pest monitoring program started for the season. Please contact …

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