California Grower News

Bronaugh Confirmation Receives High Praise from Ag Industry

The U.S. Senate has officially confirmed Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh as the new Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. The Bronaugh confirmation is receiving significant support from the agricultural industry. There is ...

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Another Record Almond Crop Forecasted by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is forecasting another record almond crop for California. The 2021 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates a three percent increase ...

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Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-14-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering why flexibility is needed in conservation programs, a subjective ...

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Another Record Year for Agrifood Tech Investment Expected for 2021

Investment in agrifood technology reached a record high in 2020 with expectations for that trend to continue. According to the 2020 AgriFood Tech Investment Review from Finistere Ventures, overall investment in ...

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Three Easy Methods for Growing Gourmet Potatoes

How to grow gourmet potatoes. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are literally thousands of varieties of potatoes, some the size of a foot and others barely bigger ...

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Sustainability Challenge Looks to Startups and Scaleups for Ag Solutions

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge looks to support the development of viable agricultural technologies to make the industry more sustainable. There are two individual tracks for the overall challenge. ...

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Growing Matters: Protect Bees, Environment and the Applicators Themselves

Companies spend a lot of time developing product labels. “The companies that make the crop protection products work very hard to make them right,” Valent USA’s Senior Field R&D Scientist ...

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Almond Matters: Getting an Early Start to Ant Control

In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent, getting an early start with ant control programs is an important part of keeping populations in check. Field Market Development Specialist ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 05-13-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the nutritional value of viticulture waste creating an opportunity ...

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Almond Update: Almond Journey Podcast Spurring Grower Conversation

The Almond Board of California has officially entered the podcast world with their “Almond Journey” podcast. ABC’s Senior Director of Global Communications Daren Williams said it wasn’t good enough to ...

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How to Deal with Sawflies in Your Garden

How to deal with Sawflies in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Sawflies are pests that are related to wasps. They deposit eggs into plants that ...

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The California Kitchen: Perfect Summer Chantilly Cream

In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Perfect Summer Chantilly Cream with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 1 C Heavy Cream 3/4 ...

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Groundwater Accounting Platform to Become Available Statewide

A new partnership seeks to make a groundwater accounting platform freely available to water users. The California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and several state water ...

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Pre-Harvest Testing Guidance to Bolster Leafy Greens Food Safety

California Leafy Greens Marketing Association (LGMA) recently endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance to help improve food safety. Recurring E. coli outbreaks linked to leafy greens have increased industry efforts to ...

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Mexico’s Organic Requirements for U.S. Exports Delayed Until 2022

Implementation of new organic requirements for American exports entering Mexico will now be delayed until 2022. Last December, Mexico published a measure requiring that most organic products be certified under ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 05-12-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering Governor Newsom expanding the emergency drought declaration across 39 ...

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USDA Partnership Looks at Hemp Seed Oil Potential for Personal Care Products

A partnership between the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the Midwest Bioprocessing Center is looking at the value of hemp as it relates to personal care products. The new cooperative research ...

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Deadline Approaching for Organic Training Grants from CCOF

The deadline is quickly approaching for grant opportunities from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Future Organic Farmers grants of $5,000 dollars are available for eligible students. Up to 20 vocational and ...

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Beating and Treating Common Grape Pests and Diseases

How to beat and treat some common grape pests and diseases. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are quite a few pests who like to munch on ...

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California Rice Acreage to Decline by One-Fifth Due to Drought

Dry conditions are taking their toll on California, with rice acreage being significantly impacted by the lack of water. Last year, a total of 514,000 acres of rice were harvested ...

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