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Ag/Biological Engineers Society Honors Industrial Tech Prof, Students

Fresno, Calif., (March 2, 2017) – Dr. Balaji Sethuramasamyraja, industrial technology associate professor at Fresno State, was honored as the Agricultural Engineer of the Year at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers section meeting for California and Nevada. He was selected based on his contributions the past decade to the society, area agriculture and Fresno State’s applied agricultural …

UC Davis Launches $1.4 Million Project to Help Kenya’s Rural Poor

Davis, Calif., (March 1, 2017) – 1.4 million grant from USAID is targeting poverty in one of the poorest regions of the world. The grant funds a project, recently launched by University of California, Davis, researchers in northern Kenya, that will use a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the impacts of combining programs that offer training, support and aid with …

Fresno County Farm Bureau Issues Statement On Water Supply for County’s Federal Water Contractors

Fresno, Calif., (March 1, 2017) – Statement by CEO Ryan Jacobsen: “Mother Nature has provided a bountiful precipitation season-one that will be near the top of the record books.  After the historic five-year drought, the snowpack and rain are a tremendous blessing to an agricultural industry hammered by the critical water shortage.  Most farmers and ranchers with surface supplies will …

Berry Finishes In Top 4 Of Farm Bureau National Competition

Fresno, Calif., (March 1, 2017) – Fresno State senior Hunter Berry (San Jacinto) finished as one of four finalists in the American Farm Bureau Federation and Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet on Feb. 11 and 12 at the annual conference in Pittsburgh. A Fresno State agricultural business student, Berry earned a $1,250 scholarship as part of the honor. …

John Vlahos Passes Away

Modesto, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The California dairy industry lost one of its top legal minds and advocates last week. John Vlahos, who had been an integral part of the California milk pricing world since 1964 –defending California dairy farmers at the state appellate court level all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, has passed away. Mr. …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – Another wet week, with temperatures staying steady. Widespread freezes were reported Thursday through Saturday across the State. Rainfall followed a similar pattern Monday through Wednesday, with the heaviest rains falling in the northwestern mountains, and the northern and central Sierra foothills. Four to five inches of rain fell in these places, with two to …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The California Cotton Pest Control Board

Sacramento, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing three vacancies on the California Cotton Pest Control Board. This advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Pink Bollworm Control Program. The term of office for a board member is unlimited. Members receive no …

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

For the first time in recorded history, California is suffering from both an emergency state of drought and flood simultaneously. Watch this video interview with California Ag Network and Aubrey Bettencourt from the California Water Alliance as she describes the current water crisis at hand.

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