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USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 8, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $12.1 in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. “Pests, including insects and other arthropods, microbial pathogens, weeds, and vertebrates pose threats to U.S. food security,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “NIFA-funded discoveries …

Almond Alliance to Protect Unclaimed Ag Gas Tax

A significant amount of funding from unclaimed Ag gas tax has been unaccounted for, and the Almond Alliance of California is working with legislature to ensure that these funds are properly utilized for the benefit of the Agricultural community and repairing the state highway system. Watch this Pacific Nut Producer video interview with Kelly Covello for more information. Sponsored By:

Leadership Farm Bureau Introduces Nine-Member Class

Sacramento, Calif., (March 8, 2017) – The Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2017—formally introduced today—has begun a year-long series of activities and training sessions focused on issues affecting California agriculture. The nine Farm Bureau members in this year’s class appeared at the annual California Farm Bureau Federation Leaders Conference in Sacramento. The Leadership Farm Bureau program, sponsored by CFBF, includes …

Youth Leadership Class 33 apps due May 1

Tulare, Calif., (March 8, 2017) – Calling High School Sophomores! As the 32nd Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Class wraps up their experience, it is time for sophomores in Tulare County to apply for the 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Class. The deadline to apply is right around the corner by May 1, 2017. TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program began in 1983 …

Groundwater: Act Locally, Think Sustainably

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – The complex challenges that the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act aims to resolve don’t lend themselves to quick fixes. With the deadline for the first major step—forming “groundwater sustainability agencies” in affected basins—coming up in June, we asked Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, about progress to date. PPIC: …

Integrated pest Management Research Symposium

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – You’re invited to the 
Department of Pesticide Regulation
 Integrated Pest Management Research Symposium
 in Sacramento, California. Symposium Details When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
, Where: College of Continuing Education – Modoc Hall (Willow Suite) Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Free parking passes will be provided on site., lunch will be provided and 5.5 hours of CE credit will …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – A lot of variation in the weather across the State as a departing Pacific system exerted its influence onto the State. Monday, heavy rainfall across the southern quarter of the State, with areas along the immediate coast receiving up to two inches of rain. Heavier rainfall fell in the coastal mountains immediately inland of …

2016 USDA Preliminary Grape Crush Report

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 Preliminary 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 …

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