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Low Wholesale Turkey Prices in 2017 Should Translate to Lower Costs for Consumers This Thanksgiving

Washington, D. C., (November 9, 2017) – Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays in America and turkeys are the undisputed centerpiece of the traditional feast. Over 240 million turkeys were raised in 2016, and it is estimated that nearly 50 million of those birds are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. Prices for whole turkeys vary from year to year, …

CDFA Announces Vacancies On The Shell Egg Advisory Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (August 3, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing two vacancies on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC).  SEAC makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to quality standards for shell eggs, uniformity of inspection, adjustment of fees for administration, and enforcement, and …

Backyard Poultry Enthusiasts Invited to Participate In UC Research Survey

Davis, Calif., (May 12, 2017) – Californians who raise backyard poultry are invited to participate in a study to help the University of California more effectively deliver poultry health information, especially to prevent the spread of poultry diseases. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Cooperative Extension are conducting a research study consisting of a …

Egg-Citing News – Food Prices Down for Easter

Fresno, Calif., (April 13, 2017) – Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, …

Vet Med Adds Student Services and Admin Center

Davis, Calif., (April 3, 2017) – The School of Veterinary Medicine opened the doors Wednesday (March 29) to the Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center, new home for student-service units, administrative offices and Scrubs Café. The two-story, 34,000-square-foot building is on Garrod Drive across the street from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and just north of the Arboretum Teaching …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif. (March 21, 2017) – It was a warm week across the State, as most of the area was well entrenched into a dry pattern. Fog developed across the northern central valley early in the week which helped supply a bit of moisture. Rainfall was limited to the northern third of the State late week. Rainfall amounts were very …

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 …

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 …

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

[wpdevart_youtube]4ZWbY16FOlA[/wpdevart_youtube] For the first time in recorded history, California is suffering from both an emergency state of drought and flood simultaneously. Watch this video interview with California Ag Network and Aubrey Bettencourt from the California Water Alliance as she describes the current water crisis at hand.

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