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7 Challenges for Achieving Global Food Security

Davis, Calif., (May 19, 2017) – Taking aim at domestic and worldwide food issues, a national commission of academic, government and business leaders from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities released a new report yesterday in Washington, D.C., defining seven challenges for solving global food and nutrition insecurity. The Challenge of Change Commission, whose executive committee includes Helene Dillard, …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (May 19, 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 wheat is being green chopped for silage; some is being dried, with harvest nearing completion. Harvested fields are being disked and planted to silage or other forage crops. …

California Supreme Court Finally Provides Guidance on Seventh Day Rest Requirement

Sacramento, Calif., (May 19, 2017) – In addition to establishing an overtime pay phase-in for wage order 14 employees, AB 1066 also eliminated other longstanding exemptions.  This included eliminating the exemption to the seventh day rest requirement, which provides that employees are entitled to one day’s rest in every seven days.  Under the California Labor Code, employers cannot “cause” their …

Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields, Model Predicts

Davis, Calif., (May 18, 2017) – Climate change will likely cause wheat and barley yields to decline by 17 to 33 percent by the end of the century, predicts a new statistical model developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Cornell University. The study, based on 65 years of weather records and wheat and barley yield data …

FFA and CTE Budget Funding in California in Jeopardy

Galt, Calif., (May 18, 2017) – California Agricultural Teachers’ Association Comments on Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal Eliminating Future Farmers of America and other CTE Funding. In his 2017-18 State Budget released earlier in the year, Governor Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding for the Future Farmers of America program and other programs in Career Technical Education serving students throughout …

Kickoff meeting of Dairy and Livestock GHG Working Group – May 23

Sacramento, Calif., (May 18, 2017) – The California Air Resources Board, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Energy Commission (CEC), will host the first meeting of the Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working Group on May 23, 2017.  The first meeting of the Working Group will be …

2017 Golden Bear and Agriculture Progress Award Winners Announced

Sacramento, Calif., (May 17, 2017) – The winners of the California State Fair’s Golden Bear Award and Agriculture Progress Award have been announced. These awards are part of a prestigious list of honors, which include Agriculturalist of the Year and the Wine Lifetime Achievement Award. All the award winners will be recognized at the California State Fair Gala on Thursday, …

Friant Scoping Meeting on River Restoration

Tulare, Calif., (May 17, 2017) – Friant Water Authority Announces Public Scoping Meeting for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Long-term Recapture and Recirculation of Restoration River Flows Environmental Impact Report The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Friant Water Authority are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Long-term Recapture and Recirculation of San Joaquin …

USDA Designates Five Counties in California as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Washington, D. C., (May 17, 2017) – In response to a request from Jacque Johnson, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Butte, Glenn, Kern, San Joaquin and Yuba counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by severe weather including excessive rain, high winds, …

Santa Barbara Grower Prepares for Blueberry Harvest

[wpdevart_youtube]QFvK1Y1yJ5A[/wpdevart_youtube] Santa Barbara isn’t the most common location to grow blueberries, but Ed Seaman makes it work, and enjoys a quality harvest from year to year. As in any crop, he does have pests to deal with; but it’s worth all the work when he has students touring the farm on a field trip, enjoying the freshest berries they’ve ever …

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