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Week in Review: Stimulus Bill Helps Ag, New Coronavirus Sick Leave Requirements

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Week in Review: Stimulus Bill Helps Ag, New Coronavirus Sick Leave Requirements

This week’s most important headlines feature information about the coronavirus stimulus package that was recently passed, along with other impacts the pandemic is having on the agricultural industry.  California strawberry ...

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Week in Review: Stimulus Bill Helps Ag, New Coronavirus Sick Leave Requirements AgNet West

State Department Addresses H-2A Issue with Interview Waivers

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news State Department Addresses H-2A Issue with Interview Waivers

The U.S. State Department has addressed the H-2A issue that was created when the U.S. suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing services in Mexico in response to the COVID-19 ...

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State Department Addresses H-2A Issue with Interview Waivers AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Friday, 03-27-20

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Friday, 03-27-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering how a California sheriff’s department is saving taxpayer’s money ...

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Farm City Newsday Friday, 03-27-20 AgNet West

HLB Spreads North to San Bernardino, Expands Quarantine

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news HLB Spreads North to San Bernardino, Expands Quarantine

CDFA, March 24, 2020 – A citrus quarantine expansion has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) in one residential citrus tree in the City of ...

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HLB Spreads North to San Bernardino, Expands Quarantine AgNet West

Farmers’ Markets Remain Open in Most Areas

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farmers’ Markets Remain Open in Most Areas

Amidst efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, many farmers’ markets remain open for consumers.  Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a shelter in place order to California, resulting in the ...

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Farmers’ Markets Remain Open in Most Areas AgNet West

Cool Season Containers to Get an Early Start on Spring

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Cool Season Containers to Get an Early Start on Spring

Cathy Isom fills you in about some cool season containers to get an early start on Spring.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Why not get an early ...

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Cool Season Containers to Get an Early Start on Spring AgNet West

Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was recently signed by President Donald Trump as a means for supporting employees impacted by COVID-19.  The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 03-26-20

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Thursday, 03-26-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering a study that shows strict air quality regulations benefit ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 03-26-20 AgNet West

California Strawberry Production Stays on Track

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news California Strawberry Production Stays on Track

California strawberry production continues to progress despite many areas of the community slowing down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Agriculture has been deemed an essential industry, allowing workers to ...

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California Strawberry Production Stays on Track AgNet West

Almond Matters: Pest Management Preparation

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Almond Matters: Pest Management Preparation

In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent, with temperatures forecasted to rise again growers will want to be ready with their pest management preparation.  Manager of Field Development ...

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Almond Matters: Pest Management Preparation AgNet West

Foodservice Down, But ‘Brisk’ Fresh Avocado Market Helping

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Foodservice Down, But ‘Brisk’ Fresh Avocado Market Helping

A ‘brisk’ fresh avocado market is making up for some issues due to COVID-19. The order for Americans to stay at home to help slow down the spread of the ...

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Foodservice Down, But ‘Brisk’ Fresh Avocado Market Helping AgNet West

Senate Approves Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, Bringing Agricultural Assistance

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Senate Approves Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, Bringing Agricultural Assistance

After days of negotiating, the U.S. Senate finally reached an agreement and passed a coronavirus stimulus bill which will aid in the economic recovery of the country as it deals ...

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Senate Approves Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, Bringing Agricultural Assistance AgNet West

EPA Looks to Reduce Time Required for Pesticide Registration

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news EPA Looks to Reduce Time Required for Pesticide Registration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a revision to the methods dictating pesticide registration.  The new protocol updates how biological evaluations are conducted under the Endangered Species Act ...

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EPA Looks to Reduce Time Required for Pesticide Registration AgNet West

Livestock Haulers Included in Hours of Service Waiver

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Livestock Haulers Included in Hours of Service Waiver

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently extended the hours of service waiver to include livestock haulers.  A few weeks ago, FMCSA initially suspended the hours ...

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Livestock Haulers Included in Hours of Service Waiver AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 03-25-20

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 03-25-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering a potential third round of MFP payments and how ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 03-25-20 AgNet West

Farmers Could Potentially Be Looking at Another MFP Roll Out

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farmers Could Potentially Be Looking at Another MFP Roll Out

There’s been talk of potentially issuing another round of Market Facilitation payments to farmers due to the Coronavirus. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says the Coronavirus has complicated things ...

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Farmers Could Potentially Be Looking at Another MFP Roll Out AgNet West

The California Kitchen: Chef Albert’s Simple Quarantine Alfredo

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The California Kitchen: Chef Albert’s Simple Quarantine Alfredo

For this and many more of these recipes visit: www.ajhtheuntamedchef.com Watch Albert’s Cooking Show: www.foodytv.com or stream it on Roku, Amazon Fire, Google TV, and Apple TV Follow Albert on: ...

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The California Kitchen: Chef Albert’s Simple Quarantine Alfredo AgNet West

Efforts Underway to Address Labor Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Efforts Underway to Address Labor Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 concerns continue, efforts are underway to ensure that agricultural operations have enough workers available to address farming needs.  Several agricultural groups have expressed a need to ensure that ...

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Efforts Underway to Address Labor Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic AgNet West

The Western View: Just Wait – It’s The Thing To Do

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The Western View: Just Wait – It’s The Thing To Do

Here we are, in the middle of a second week of hanging out at home, waiting for the Coronavirus.  Now is when we see the numbers start to climb.  Soon ...

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The Western View: Just Wait – It’s The Thing To Do AgNet West

How to Catch a Swarm of Bees Safely

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news How to Catch a Swarm of Bees Safely

Cathy Isom lets you know what is needed, as well as a simple trick for how to catch a swarm of bees.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  ...

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How to Catch a Swarm of Bees Safely AgNet West

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