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Best Flowers to Grow for a Bee Garden

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Best Flowers to Grow for a Bee Garden

In her previous program Cathy Isom let you know about raising your own Queen Bee. She continues her series today filling you in about the best and most beautiful flowers ...

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Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

WASHINGTON, (USDA/FSA) – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres AgNet West

The California Kitchen: Vegetable Noodles Ratatouille with a Lemon Gastrique

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The California Kitchen: Vegetable Noodles Ratatouille with a Lemon Gastrique

In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing Vegetable Noodles Ratatouille with a Lemon Gastrique with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need: All Julienned ...

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The California Kitchen: Vegetable Noodles Ratatouille with a Lemon Gastrique AgNet West

Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by ...

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Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Monday, 08-12-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Monday, 08-12-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the Organic Research Foundation grant deadline,  trade markets lost ...

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Farm City Newsday Monday, 08-12-19 AgNet West

How to Raise Your Own Queen Bees

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news How to Raise Your Own Queen Bees

If you are a serious gardener, you should also consider having your own bee hives for pollination. Cathy Isom has some great information about how to raise your own queen ...

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How to Raise Your Own Queen Bees AgNet West

Overruled: EPA Trumps California’s Cancerous Glyphosate Labeling

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Overruled: EPA Trumps California’s Cancerous Glyphosate Labeling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated regulations regarding glyphosate labeling requirements.  In an effort to provide label clarity, EPA will no longer be approving glyphosate products to indicate the ...

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Overruled: EPA Trumps California’s Cancerous Glyphosate Labeling AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Friday, 08-09-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Friday, 08-09-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the top 2 CAL/OSHA agriculture citations,  the value of ...

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Farm City Newsday Friday, 08-09-19 AgNet West

Wool Industry Adversely Affected by AB 1066 Overtime Rules

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Wool Industry Adversely Affected by AB 1066 Overtime Rules

Amendments that were made to AB 1066 are causing significant concern for California’s sheep industry.  In 2001, the Industrial Welfare Commission exempted sheepherders from overtime and hourly wage regulations due ...

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Wool Industry Adversely Affected by AB 1066 Overtime Rules AgNet West

CAL/OSHA Top Citation for 2017-18 in Ag Industry

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news CAL/OSHA Top Citation for 2017-18 in Ag Industry

Every year California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL/OSHA) releases a report with details of the top-cited violations across several industries for the previous year.  The report specific to the ...

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CAL/OSHA Top Citation for 2017-18 in Ag Industry AgNet West

Celebrating Value of Farmers Markets During National Farmers Market Week

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Celebrating Value of Farmers Markets During National Farmers Market Week

We are nearing the end of National Farmers Market Week, which serves as an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that farmers markets bring to local communities.  There are currently ...

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Celebrating Value of Farmers Markets During National Farmers Market Week AgNet West

Growing Your Own Brussel Sprouts

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Growing Your Own Brussel Sprouts

Along with telling you about the different varieties, Cathy Isom lets you know how to start growing your own Brussel Sprouts at home. That’s coming up on This Land of ...

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Growing Your Own Brussel Sprouts AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Thursday, 08-08-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Thursday, 08-08-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering almond hulls potentially improving eggs, CSI SmartWater curbing ag ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 08-08-19 AgNet West

Almond Update: Almond Hulls Improving Egg Production?

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Almond Update: Almond Hulls Improving Egg Production?

Research is using almond hulls to make a better organic chicken feed. Hulls can increase a critical amino acid naturally in black soldier fly larvae, a key feed option in organic poultry production. Dean ...

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Almond Update: Almond Hulls Improving Egg Production? AgNet West

The Western View: Insects Repelled by Unfamiliar Odors

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news The Western View: Insects Repelled by Unfamiliar Odors

Plants have been naturally defending against insect pests for millions of years.  Could odor be a weapon against bugs? Scientists from the University of Vermont have discovered that not only ...

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The Western View: Insects Repelled by Unfamiliar Odors AgNet West

Knowing How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Knowing How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden

Everyone has wondered about the best methods to starting seed growing. Cathy Isom has researched how to germinate seeds. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Knowing how to ...

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Knowing How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden AgNet West

Gene Editing in Organic Production?

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Gene Editing in Organic Production?

A recent House Agriculture Subcommittee meeting appears to have shed light on the possibility of allowing gene editing in organic production.  USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach ...

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Gene Editing in Organic Production? AgNet West

AgSharks Competition Back for Another Year

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news AgSharks Competition Back for Another Year

IRVINE, Calif. (WGA) – Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks® Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural ...

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AgSharks Competition Back for Another Year AgNet West

Assistance Payments May Be More Evenly Distributed This Go Around

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Assistance Payments May Be More Evenly Distributed This Go Around

The latest round of assistance payments may be more evenly distributed compared to last year’s trade relief package.  An additional $16 billion has been committed by the Trump Administration for ...

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Assistance Payments May Be More Evenly Distributed This Go Around AgNet West

Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 08-07-19

AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 08-07-19

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering CA/OSHA data on citations in the ag industry, trade ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 08-07-19 AgNet West

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