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Mancebo Jr. Pledges $1 Million To Fresno State Dairy Program

Fresno, Calif., (May 11, 2017) – The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology announced that Manuel Mancebo, Jr. from Tulare has pledged a $1 million bequest in support of the Fresno State dairy science program. Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Jordan College Dean Sandra Witte, faculty, staff, students and industry supporters honored the former area trucking magnate and …

California Congressional Delegation Looks To Solve the Farm Workforce Crisis

Modesto, Calif., (May 11, 2017) – Two different initiatives by members of the California congressional delegation in the past two weeks show that the state’s elected officials intend to maintain their leadership role in passing legislation to address the farm workforce crisis. Four members of the House delegation sent a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump recently asking that his …

Raisin Bargaining Association May Industry Update

Raisin Bargaining Association May Industry Update

Bunch counts are in, temperatures are rising and growers are working to keep their vines clean of pests and diseases. Meanwhile at the Raisin Bargaining Association, here is Kalem Barserian with an update on raisin shipments, acreage trends, and their efforts to support the industry after hitting rock bottom pricing for last year’s crop. Watch this brief video and read …

We’re all in this together – honoring CDFA employees during Public Service Recognition Week

Sacramento, Calif., (May 10, 2017) – That’s right, we’re all in this together. The dedicated public servants of CDFA work tirelessly to fulfill an essential function – assisting farmers and ranchers in producing quality agricultural products, including a food supply that benefits Californians and helps feed the world. It is driven by experts in the many areas covered by CDFA, …

Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP) CDFA

Sacramento, Calif., (May 10, 2017) – You are invited to join a meeting/webinar on Thursday May 18, 2017.   The public meeting is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, at the California Department of Food and Agriculture Main Auditorium. The agenda is as follows: MEETING AGENDA May 18, 2017 Public Meeting 9:30 AM to 4 PM California Department of Food …

Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report

Fresno, Calif., (May 10, 2017) – Across the County, grain crops matured rapidly in April. Fields of oats, triticale, wheat and winter forage were green chopped for silage. While other fields of barley, oats, and wheat were cut, windrowed, and baled. Fields used for grain started dry down. Rice fields continued to be prepared for planting in the Firebaugh District. …

Practical Grape Growing Seminar in Paso Robles, May 17

Practical Grape Growing Seminar in Paso Robles, May 17

MAY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR May 17, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 “Practical Grape Growing” is a seminar series offered by IGGPRA in 2017 that provides attendees with practical tips and industry knowledge from local experts. All grape growers are invited and encouraged to attend. Registration is free for IGGPRA members and costs $20 per seminar for non-members. Held at the La Quinta …

UCTV launches new portal to sustainability for California

La Jolla, Calif., (May 9, 2017) – The University of California today launches Sustainable California, a new media-rich web portal to share its efforts to sustain the world’s sixth largest economy, a site of unequal natural resources and provider of more than half the nation’s fruits, nuts and vegetables. The portal is hosted by University of California Television (UCTV). Principal …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (May 9, 2017) – A broad ridging pattern over the western United States brought dry and hot weather to the State during the first two thirds of the week. Then a pattern shift over the weekend brought cooler temperatures and precipitation to parts of the State. A few isolated showers were limited to the Los Angeles basin and …

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