California Grower News

Partnership Looks to Enhance Organic Conservation Practices

A new three-year partnership is aimed at helping expand the implementation of organic conservation practices. An agreement was recently made between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service ...

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Preliminary Grape Crush Down Nearly 14 Percent from 2019

The Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2020 was recently released and shows a decline of nearly 14 percent from the year prior. Figures show that a total of 3,542,038 tons ...

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USDA Leadership Continues Taking Shape with Recent Appointments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been announcing new personnel to key positions within the department. Notable USDA leadership appointments include Gloria Montaño Greene as Deputy Under Secretary for ...

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Farm City Newsday Monday, 03-01-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories including details on the upcoming virtual citrus showcase, researchers looking ...

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California Walnut Marketing Order Referendum Bringing Changes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that amendments have been made to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of California walnuts. The California Walnut Board will now be ...

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Soil Health Innovations Conference Coming Up Next Week

The inaugural Soil Health Innovations Conference has been moved to an online event. The conference is set to take place on March 8 and 9. It will feature national experts, staff from the ...

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Demand for Seeds May Affect Your Gardening Choices

How the demand for seeds may affect your gardening choices.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. During this past year’s pandemic gardening surge, seed buying spiked as much ...

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Week in Review: Five Percent Water Allocations Disappoint and H-2A Wages Climb to $16

The Bureau of Reclamation has released low initial water allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for 2021 and while the allocations were not a surprise, multiple water agencies expressed disappointment ...

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New Walnut Variety Provide More Flexibility for California Growers

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have bred a new walnut variety for California growers. After more than 10 years of development, the new UC Wolfskill walnut variety holds ...

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Forecasted Drop in Cotton Acreage Attributed to Uncertainty Ahead

California cotton acreage is expected to decline significantly this year. The National Cotton Council (NCC) announced its projections at its recent Annual Meeting. California is forecasted to experience an overall ...

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Lawmakers Ask Biden for Rural Broadband Infrastructure Improvements

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is encouraging President Joe Biden to make rural broadband infrastructure a priority moving forward. Members of the Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus sent a letter detailing ...

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Farm City Newsday Friday, 02-26-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the good, yet lower, 2021 avocado forecast, the wine ...

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Good, yet Lower, 2021 Avocado Forecast Due to Weather

This year’s California avocado crop looks good but will likely come in a little lighter than expected.  In January, avocado-producing areas of California experienced heavy winds. Ventura County producer Chris Sayer ...

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A Magical Night-Growing Plant with a Sweet Fragrance

A magical night-growing plant with a sweet fragrance.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you don’t know about the Moonflower, you’re in for a treat. This fast-growing ...

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Wine Industry Sustainability Highlighted in Recent Report

California producers have been making continuous strides in wine industry sustainability over the years. A recent report from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) shows the vast majority of the ...

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MSOB: FRAC Group History and Increasing Importance in Biological Industry

FRAC group concerns could be an increasing issue in the biological fungicide industry as more products and knowledge is developed. A Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) group is a model ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 02-25-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the American Rescue Plan legislation moving through congress, the ...

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Almond Update: Nitrogen BMPs Research Driven, Upcoming Training

Years of high-level research have been combined to form Nitrogen Best Management Practices for almond growers. The Almond Board of California has developed the guide and created a digestible handbook ...

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American Rescue Plan Legislation Moving Through Congress

Congressional committees continue moving through the process of getting the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package passed. The relief package proposed by the Biden Administration, known as the American Rescue Plan, ...

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Different Types of Greens to Be Growing This Spring

Some different types of greens you should be growing this Spring. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. While there are many classic greens, such as lettuce, kale, chard, and ...

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