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Hundreds of Thousands of Prime CA Farmland Acreage Fallowed this Year Due to Drought

Farmers and other California residents have been pushing legislature for many years to increase our state’s water storage capacity with no success, and with the “years of plenty” long past, hundreds of thousands of acres of prime farmland will go fallow this year. This will have devastating impacts on our nation’s food supply, local communities and the many families that …

How to Protect Your Farmland for Future Generations in California

Many California farms are run by families who have cultivated the land for several generations.  It’s not just land, it’s not just an investment — it is part of what defines them and their mission to feed the world. Watch this brief interview with Charlotte Mitchell from the California Farmland Trust as she shares how to protect their legacy of …

The Mission and Objectives of the California Farmworker Foundation

The pandemic proved challenging to all in various ways, and farmworkers had unique needs that had to be met in order to keep agriculture going and food from California on dinner tables all over the world. The California Farmworker Foundation was among the great organizations that rose to the occasion to meet their needs. Pandemic aside, farmworkers are essential, they …

Farmers Cannot Bear the Burden of Record Inflating Costs Alone

Among some of the top issues impacting the California fresh fruit industry, and all of the state’s agricultural industries for that matter, are record inflating production costs.  This was addressed at the recent annual conference of the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA). Watch this brief interview with CFFA President Ian LeMay as he addresses this. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for …

Harvey Singh Steps Up as Chairman of the Raisin Bargaining Association

In addition to the announcement of Dwayne Cardoza stepping down as CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) at their recent annual meeting, Harvey Singh was also announced as the new RBA Chairman.  Watch this brief interview with Harvey Singh as he introduces himself and shares his outlook for the California raisin industry. Read more about it in the May issue …

Spotted Lanternfly, an Invasive Hitchhiking Threat to American Vineyards

Have you seen spotted lanternfly? If so, report it immediately. It is an invasive pest making its way around the US from the East Coast and it can be very destructive to vineyards. Watch this brief interview with Cindy Kron from the UC Cooperative Extension as she shares more about this pest and how California growers can prepare for it. …

Dwayne Cardoza Steps Down as CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association

Attendees at the recent annual meeting of the Raisin Bargaining Association were surprised to hear Dwayne Cardoza’s announcement that he was stepping down as CEO of the association.  This announcement comes after serving several years as Chairman and then as CEO following Kalem Barserian’s retirement.  He served the raisin industry faithfully through some very tumultuous times for not only the …

Options for Raisin Growers to Navigate Labor Challenges

While innovations in vineyard mechanization have come a long way, labor challenges still prevail in the California raisin industry — and those issues have been amplified since the pandemic.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor George Zhuang as he shares what labor-saving options growers have to stay in the game.  Read more about it in American Vineyard …

West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Seeks to More Clearly Define Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Where there’s drought, there’s fire, and where there’s fire, there’s smoke.  This is a major concern for wine grape growers in the drought-stricken west this year.  Evacuations, power outages and smoke taint have had a major impact on the wine industry at harvest-time in recent years, and not having an industry standard or threshold defining smoke taint can raise questions …

Nisei Farmers League Celebrates 50 Years, Honors 5 Growers

It’s a golden year for the Nisei Farmers League, and its members recently enjoyed their 50 year anniversary celebration.  The celebratory dinner in Fresno featured this special video presentation that included reflections from some of the league’s membership on 50 years, as well as interviews with its Agriculturalist of the Year honorees.  Watch this special video, featuring the five Central …

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