California Grower News

Farm City Newsday Friday, 12-03-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Brian German. Today’s show features conversations from the recent Organic Grower Summit, as well as reports on rising ...

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USDA Updates 2021 Farm Income Forecast

USDA’s Economic Research Service updated farm sector profit projections, which are expected to increase in 2021. ERS forecasts inflation-adjusted net cash farm income, which is gross cash income minus cash ...

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Hemp Producers Get Support With Improved Crop Insurance

In response to feedback received from the producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving crop insurance for hemp. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is strengthening the hemp crop ...

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Taking Care of the Perfect Poinsettia You Just Picked

How to take care of the perfect Poinsettia you just picked out. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Now that you have your perfect Poinsettia home in time ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 12-02-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Brian German. Today’s show highlights the broad impact that labor challenges are having on the supply chain, an ...

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Almond Update: Tickets Available for Almond Conference Events

Preregistration for next week’s 2021 Almond Conference is still available, as well as tickets for the various conference events. Along with multiple educational tracks, the conference will feature distinguished keynote ...

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Waiver From Trucking Federal Rule Expanded

The National Pork Producers Council thanked the Biden administration for extending a waiver for commercial truckers from the federal Hours of Service regulation to February 28, 2022. The rule limits ...

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USDA Announces Agricultural Outlook Forum Theme and Program

The Department of Agriculture announced the theme and program of the 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum, a virtual event held February 24-25, 2022. The 2022 Forum theme is “New Paths to ...

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FTC Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers to provide detailed information on supply chain disruptions. The information will also show how disruptions ...

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Picking the Perfect Poinsettia that will Last Through the Holiday Season

How to pick the perfect Poinsettia that will last through the holiday season. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a wide variety of poinsettias out there, with ...

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VofV: The Next Wave of AgTech – Plant Probiotics

This episode of the Voices of the Valley podcast is brought to you today by the Western Growers Association. Supporting producers that grow the best medicine in the world. Find ...

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California Walnut Board Supports Industry Growth During Record Crop Year

During the 2020-2021 crop year, California walnut growers and handlers worked together with the California Walnut Board and California Walnut Commission to advance the industry in new ways. Growers produced ...

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Almond Matters: Staying Ahead of Problems with Preemergence Programs

In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent, the winter months means it is time for growers to get going with preemergence programs. Early control of winter annual weeds ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 12-01-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Brian German. Today’s show highlights resources available to producers to resolve a variety of disputes and financial issues, ...

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Farm Bureau Announces 2022 Convention Keynote Speakers

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced keynote speakers for its upcoming annual convention. Inspirational speaker Jim “Murph” Murphy, founder and chairman of Afterburner, will speak during the afternoon general session ...

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New Micro Farm Policy Available from USDA

Agricultural producers with small-scale farms who sell locally can now get simplified insurance coverage through a new policy designed for their needs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the ...

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors for the Winter Months

Some tips for moving plants indoors for the winter.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many popular houseplants come from tropical regions of the world, so they do ...

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MPIRG Program Issues $32 Million in Grant Support

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $32 million in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program. Grants have been awarded to 167 meat and poultry slaughter ...

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Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 11-30-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Brian German. Today’s show highlights Fresno County’s impressive crop report making it the number-one agricultural producing country in ...

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Farm Real Estate Values Jump Sharply Higher

The Federal Reserve Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows that farmland values rose in the third quarter of this year. The value of non-irrigated cropland rose by at least 12 ...

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