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Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report for March

Fresno, Calif., (April 10, 2017) – In each District- oats, triticale, wheat and winter forage showed good growth and head development. Fields were fertilized and sprayed for broad leaf weed control. Grains planted for soil amendment in vineyards and row crop fields were disced under. The strong winds at the end of the month blew over some grain fields in …

Public Listening Sessions Scheduled To Discuss Cdfa’s Alternative Manure Management Program

Sacramento, Calif., (April 10, 2017) – Three public stakeholder listening sessions and one webinar are scheduled from April 17 through April 28, 2017 to obtain feedback and comments on CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) framework. The listening sessions are designed to obtain input from a wide group of stakeholders including but not limited to dairy and livestock farmers, environmental …

Annual Dinner Sponsorship Invitation

Tulare, Calif., (April 7, 2017) – This year’s 100th Annual Meeting of Members and Awards Dinner for the Tulare County Farm Bureau is set for May 2, 2017 and we know many of you may be asking about decorating tables.  We have chosen to take a break from decorating, because as our event has grown the table count has grown …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (April 7, 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 Winter forage crops are maturing well. Oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being cut and baled. Corn seed is being received in advance of …

East Kaweah GSA seeks Advisory Members

Tulare, Calif., (April 7, 2017) – If you farm or live in the East Kaweah sub-basin and pump groundwater, you may wish to apply to  serve on the newly formed stakeholder advisory body. The East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency Joint Powers Authority formed pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Agency is seeking applicants to its Advisory Committee. These …

7th Annual Legislative Action Day – May 3, 2017

Sacramento, Calif., (April 6, 2017) – Please join us for this critically important day at our state Capitol. Each year, CFLCA provides this opportunity for FLCs and their supporters to learn about critical legislative issues impacting our industry, and to engage with legislators and their staff to educate them on how proposed legislation will impact our industry. More importantly, we …

Bats, Allies to Farmers, Return Home to Roost in Spring

Davis, Calif., (April 6, 2017) – Bats, those night-flying creatures of horror film fame, are beginning to migrate back to the Central Valley. It is an annual journey for most bats, flying south for the winter and returning home in the spring to their birth place to roost and give birth to their own pups during the summer. “I’m getting …

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts

Washington, D. C., (April 6, 2017) – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young announced that a contract renewal sign-up is underway for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest working lands conservation program with more than 80 million acres enrolled.  USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) made several updates to the popular program last fall.  These changes help producers better …

USDA declares April as ‘Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month’

Washington, D. C., (April 5, 2017) – The USDA has proclaimed April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.  Each year during April, USDA amplifies its public outreach about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America’s crops and forests—and how the public can prevent their spread.  These non-native, destructive species can seriously harm …

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