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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 …

CDFA Seeking Public Comments On The Next Dairy Digester Research And Development Program Grant Solicitation

Sacramento, Calif., (February 7, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on the DRAFT Request for Grant Applications for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), authorized by the Budget Act of 2016. An estimated $29-36 million in competitive grant funding will be awarded to provide financial assistance for the installation …

Ag Council Annual Meeting

Sacramento, Calif., (February 7, 2017) – Ag Council thanks our members who have registered for the 98th Annual Meeting taking place March 8-10, 2017 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. If you have not yet registered, click the “Learn More” link below to register today. The registration fee increases on February 17, 2017. CoBank Partnership: As in the …

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 …

Farm Organizations: Snow Survey Must Lead to Improved Water Supplies

Sacramento, Calif., (February 6, 2017) – When state snow surveyors visit the Sierra Nevada tomorrow, they will find a snowpack well above average for the date—and California agricultural organizations say they hope that translates into improved water supplies for the state’s farmers and ranchers. “You would think that a snowpack in the range of 175 percent of average would assure …

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 …

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