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Earth’s Oldest Trees in Climate-Induced Race up the Tree Line

Davis, Calif., (September 18, 2017) – Bristlecone pine and limber pine trees in the Great Basin region are like two very gnarled, old men in a slow-motion race up the mountaintop, and climate change is the starting gun, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, shows that the tree line has …

Partnering With Produce Providers

Davis, Calif., (September 18, 2017) – What’s one way to combat food waste, save money, and expand food knowledge? Ask a UC Master Food Preserver. Or rather, have a group of dedicated volunteers do a hands-on demo at a CSA pick-up location. Tanaka Farms, located in Orange County, did just that. The farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program delivers more than 1,600 produce boxes a …

Get Your Tickets Now for 8th Annual Bounty of the County

Visalia, Calif., (September 18, 2017) – For the 8th year in a row, Tulare County Farm Bureau is inviting the community to join us in celebration of Tulare County Agriculture at Bounty of the County on Sept. 29, 2017, at the Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe. Guests can enjoy the finest food and beverage made with locally sourced products at the tasting …

Medfly Infestation Triggers Quarantine In Portion Of Los Angeles County

Sacramento, Calif., (September 15, 2017) – A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation detected in the Sun Valley neighborhood in northern Los Angeles County.  Two adult males, nine females, and 55 larvae have been detected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and …

Technical Review Committee Members Wanted For 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Sacramento, Calif., (September 15, 2017) – California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is welcoming volunteers with knowledge and expertise regarding California’s specialty crop industry to serve as reviewers on the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee. This committee reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to California’s Specialty Crop Block …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (September 15, 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 Alfalfa fields continue to be irrigated, cut, and baled. Sorghum for silage is in various stages of development, with some fields close to maturity. Corn silage continues to be …

Sonoma County Winegrowers’ Center for Ag Sustainability Announce Impressive Roster of Experts and Leaders

Santa Rosa, Calif., (September 14, 2017) – The Sonoma County Winegrowers will launch its Center for Ag Sustainability on October 12 with an impressive group of national experts who will be meeting to identify and discuss topics that affect agriculture and Sonoma County as a wine region with the goal of developing out-of-the-box, innovative solutions to critical challenges. The participants, …

California Department Of Food And Agriculture Now Accepting Proposals For 2018 Specialty Crop Grants

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Sacramento, Calif., (September 14, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Each year, CDFA conducts a two-phase competitive solicitation process to award funds to projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and …

Dairy Producers Can Enroll or Elect to Opt-Out for 2018 MPP Coverage

Washington, D. C., (September 14, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. To …

Can Stockmanship training improve your bottom line?

Davis, Calif., (September 13, 2017) – Among other changes, your next FARM evaluation requires documentation of annual stockmanship training for employees. Certainly low-stress cattle handling has been around for decades, with pioneers like Bud Williams and Temple Grandin describing basic behaviors like flight zones and point-of-balance. With employee training time at a premium however, producers may justifiably wonder “Does stockmanship …

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