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Fresno County Farm & Nutrition Day is March 17

Fresno, Calif., (March 15, 2017) – More than 4,000 third-grade students, teachers and chaperones from throughout Fresno County will participate in the 12th annual Farm & Nutrition Day at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds, located at Butler and Chance avenues, on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The one-day, interactive educational experience is sponsored by Fresno County Farm …

Los Banos Farmer is Newly Elected Chair of San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Los Banos, Calif., (March 15, 2017) – Cannon Michael, a 6th generation California farmer is the newly elected chairman of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority). Michael is president of Bowles Farming Company, a family owned and operated farming company headquartered in Los Banos. Bowles Farming Company is an 11,000 acre organic and conventional farm growing fresh market …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (March 14, 2017) – Temperatures warmed up last week between 10 and 20 degrees, with a drier pattern taking hold over much of the State. Rainfall was largely confined to the northern one third of the State, with generally light rains falling along the central/northern valley, central/northern coast, and snow into the central/northern Sierras on Monday through Wednesday. …

New CAWG Director of Gov’t Relations Addresses Grape Industry Challenges

[wpdevart_youtube]PkxdGBdVeWc[/wpdevart_youtube] The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) recently announced Michael Miiller as their new Director of Government Relations. Michael has many years of experience working with legislature and he has already hit the ground running advocating on behalf of growers in his new position, especially with the CAWG day at Capitol Hill coming up on March 15. Watch this …

Fine Feathered Friends Forever

Dixon, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – Forget BFF (Best Friends Forever). For Solano County 4-H’er Jarred Burkett, it’s also FFFF (Fine Feathered Friends Forever). Jarred, 10, a member of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club in Vallejo raises free-range chickens at his American Canyon home — not for showing at fairs or selling at junior livestock auctions, but as pets. The …

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County – 2017 Scholarship Applications

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – This year the Farm Bureau Foundation will award more than $110,000 in scholarships to Sonoma County students pursuing higher education at a four year college, junior college or vocational school within an agricultural related field. Last year, the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Awarded scholarships to 40 Sonoma County students. All of …

UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science – Ranks No. 2 in Agriculture and Forestry

Davis, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – The University of California, Davis, held onto its top spot in veterinary science in the latest QS World University Rankings released today (March 7). And for the fifth consecutive year, the campus is among the top-ranked universities in agriculture and forestry, taking second place in the ranking this year. First in veterinary science since …

California Grape Crush Report – Final 2016

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2016 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2017. The …

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