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Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 17, 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 Growers continue to wait for fields to dry out sufficiently that they can resume planting winter grain and field crops. The planted grains and field crops continue to mature …

Northern California fairs step-up in Lake Oroville crisis

Oroville, Calif., (February 16, 2017) – When a fear of imminent disaster on February 12 led to a mass evacuation order in communities along the Feather River beneath Oroville Dam, tens of thousands of people were forced to clear out in a hurry, many with no place to go. A number of Northern California fairs stepped-up at a moment’s notice …

Statement by California Farm Water Coalition Executive Director Mike Wade on Oroville Dam Operations.

Sacramento, Calif., (February 16, 2017) – This winter’s record-breaking storms have tested our state and its infrastructure in ways no one could have predicted. The past week has been particularly frightening for people in and around the City of Oroville. We’d first like to say how glad we are that hundreds of thousands of people were able to safely evacuate …

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016

San Francisco, Calif., (February 16, 2017) – U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases. “California wine exports continue to reflect the trend toward premiumization with the dollar value …

California State Board Of Food And Agriculture Holds 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session At World Ag Expo

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2017) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be hosting a 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session at the World Ag Expo in Tulare on Thursday, February 16th. The session will be held from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the International Agri-Center/Heritage Complex, 4500 S. Laspina Street (Theater) in Tulare, CA 93274.  Individuals interested …

E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship Winners Announced

Tulare, Calif., (February 15, 2017) – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, which supports local high school students who will be attending four-year universities to major in an agricultural field. This year’s winners, Grace Guthrie and Derrick Nunes, will each receive $2,500 scholarships to be renewed up …

The facts about food product dating – from the USDA

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2017) – This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food by connecting consumers, school districts, and others directly with California’s farmers and ranchers. The USDA estimates that …

Watch out for Honey Bee Theft During Pollination

Honeybees are in high demand this time of year and are worth a lot. There have already been reports this year of stolen bee hives, so Bee sure to protect your investment and keep a watchful eye out during orchard pollination. Watch this brief interview with Billy Synk from Project Apis, and learn more in your monthly issue of Pacific …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 14, 2017) – Another wet week across the State. Most days received widespread precipitation across a large portion of the State. Last week, the heaviest rains fell on the windward and southern slopes of the central/northern Sierras and northern mountains. Blue Canyon reported the largest precipitation of 14.16 inches. The northwestern mountains received four to six inches …

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