California Grower News

California Producers Win Prestigious Conservation Award

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news California Producers Win Prestigious Conservation Award

Well-known Rominger Brothers Farms got national recognition for their ongoing conservation efforts. The Yolo County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office submitted the family for consideration of the National Conservation ...

Read More

California Producers Win Prestigious Conservation Award AgNet West

The California Kitchen: Simple Blue Cheese Dressing

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The California Kitchen: Simple Blue Cheese Dressing

In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing Simple Blue Cheese Dressing with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need: 1 C Gorgonzola Cheese Good ...

Read More

The California Kitchen: Simple Blue Cheese Dressing AgNet West

Nightshade An Example of What Broomrape Could Be

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Nightshade An Example of What Broomrape Could Be

Eliminating broomrape weed now may prevent what nightshade has become. Retired UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Gene Miyao believes the tomato industry should look at banding together to eliminate the parasitic weed ...

Read More

Nightshade An Example of What Broomrape Could Be AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Friday, 02-22-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Friday, 02-22-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal.

Farm City Newsday Friday, 02-22-19 AgNet West

Study Results Help Understand Red Blotch Disease

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Study Results Help Understand Red Blotch Disease

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California’s premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according ...

Read More

Study Results Help Understand Red Blotch Disease AgNet West

Growing Your Own Garlic

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Growing Your Own Garlic

Yesterday’s program Cathy Isom covered growing ginger. Today’s program covers another spice. She fills you in with a few tips about growing your own garlic.  That’s coming up on This ...

Read More

Growing Your Own Garlic AgNet West

Almond Matters: Working Through a Wet Bloom Period

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Almond Matters: Working Through a Wet Bloom Period

In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent, several storms have resulted in growers working through a wet bloom period this year.  For approximately the past six weeks much ...

Read More

Almond Matters: Working Through a Wet Bloom Period AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Thursday, 02-21-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Thursday, 02-21-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering Tyson offering up a plant-based protein this year, the NASA ...

Read More

Farm City Newsday Thursday, 02-21-19 AgNet West

Almond Update: Maximum Efficiency A Goal for Water Use

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Almond Update: Maximum Efficiency A Goal for Water Use

The Almond Board of California put researchers to work when the negative media came out about almonds using a gallon of water per nut. UC Davis’ Fraser Shilling continued to work ...

Read More

Almond Update: Maximum Efficiency A Goal for Water Use AgNet West

Getting More from Your Bank with Farmer Mac Services

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Getting More from Your Bank with Farmer Mac Services

Producers looking for various types of financing assistance can often access Farmer Mac services through their local banking institution.  Farmer Mac works closely with many community banks in order to ...

Read More

Getting More from Your Bank with Farmer Mac Services AgNet West

Satellites Can Monitor Evapotranspiration Down To A Quarter-Acre

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Satellites Can Monitor Evapotranspiration Down To A Quarter-Acre

Satellites can tell a grower how much water to use on their crop. National Aeronautical and Space Administration satellites continuously monitor several aspects of our planet. “We have 19 satellites orbiting ...

Read More

Satellites Can Monitor Evapotranspiration Down To A Quarter-Acre AgNet West

Growing Your Own Ginger

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Growing Your Own Ginger

Cathy Isom has a few great tips about growing your own Ginger. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. You can grow one of the world’s most notable spices, ...

Read More

Growing Your Own Ginger AgNet West

Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

Register by February 22! The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes ...

Read More

Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers AgNet West

Mechanical Pruning Becoming More Viable for Grape Producers

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Mechanical Pruning Becoming More Viable for Grape Producers

Researchers continue to look at how mechanical operations affect crops as labor costs continue to rise. Central Valley wine, table grape and raisin growers gathered in Fresno County to watch ...

Read More

Mechanical Pruning Becoming More Viable for Grape Producers AgNet West

Keeping Up with Competition in the World Prune Market

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Keeping Up with Competition in the World Prune Market

American producers are working to remain competitive in the world prune market as other countries are able to produce and sell their products at lower costs.  Exports to Hong Kong ...

Read More

Keeping Up with Competition in the World Prune Market AgNet West

Reaction to First 2019 CVP Water Allocation

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Reaction to First 2019 CVP Water Allocation

Statement by Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen “Water is the lifeblood of Central Valley agriculture. Our region’s jobs, economic activity and overall health is directly related to the ...

Read More

Reaction to First 2019 CVP Water Allocation AgNet West

CVP Receives Initial Water Supply Allocation

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news CVP Receives Initial Water Supply Allocation

The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced the initial water supply allocation for 2019 for Central Valley Project (CVP) water service contractors.  North-of-Delta contractors have been allocated 70 percent and agricultural ...

Read More

CVP Receives Initial Water Supply Allocation AgNet West

The California Kitchen: Simple Lobster Tail

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The California Kitchen: Simple Lobster Tail

In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing Simple Lobster Tail with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need: 4 Each Lobster Tails TT S+P ...

Read More

The California Kitchen: Simple Lobster Tail AgNet West

Planted Cotton Acreage Expected to Increase

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Planted Cotton Acreage Expected to Increase

The National Cotton Council (NCC) is expecting an increase in planted cotton acreage as indicated by the 38th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.  Producers intend to plant more than ...

Read More

Planted Cotton Acreage Expected to Increase AgNet West

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Overcoming Resistant Genes

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Overcoming Resistant Genes

A strain of tomato spotted wilt virus that has the ability to overcome the resistance of the Sw5 gene is continuing to give growers issues.  Beginning in 2016 significant levels ...

Read More

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Overcoming Resistant Genes AgNet West

News items courtesy of AG Net West.