California Grower News

Consumer Food Prices Up Slightly Again

The monthly Consumer Price Index shows a further increase in food prices. The food index increased 0.4 percent in August after larger increases in recent months. The food at home ...

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Meat Institute: Scapegoating Industry Does Not Help Consumer

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) claimed the Secretary of Agriculture’s transparent attempts to scapegoat the meat and poultry industry to shift blame for inflationary prices will not help consumers. ...

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Reconciliation Process Moving Forward, Tax Policy Questions Remain

As the budget reconciliation package continues to be developed in Congress, there are still several questions that remain. The House Ways and Means Committee is considering their portion of the ...

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Agtech Workforce Readiness Campaign Launched by Western Growers

Western Growers has recently launched an initiative to help better equip the agricultural workforce to navigate the rapid advances being made in ag technology. WG’s Agtech Workforce Readiness Campaign is comprised of ...

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Mushroom Lasagna Grows Great Gourmet Mushrooms

How to grow your very own gourmet mushrooms. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. You can produce an abundance of gourmet mushrooms in your very own garden. All ...

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Elaine Trevino Nominated as Next Chief Ag Trade Negotiator

President Joe Biden has officially Elaine Trevino for Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the United States Trade Representative. The announcement comes as President Biden seeks to fill a total of 10 ...

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White House Points to Meat Processors for High Consumer Prices

The Biden administration has identified four major meat processors as being largely responsible for increased consumer prices. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese recently released ...

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Almond Update: Considerations for Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits

Growers have some decisions to make when it comes to getting the maximum value of cover crop benefits in their orchards. Management practices play a critical role in how effective ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 09-16-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering considerations for maximizing cover crop benefits in almond orchards, ...

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Problems to Watch for When Growing Horseradish

Some problems to watch for when growing your own horseradish. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Growing horseradish at home often becomes much tastier options for the pests ...

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Funding Available to Support Specialty Crop Production

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting applications for multiple programs designed to aid in specialty crop production. Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2022 Specialty ...

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The California Kitchen: Perfectly Smoked Tri-Tip

In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Perfectly Smoked Tri-Tip with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… USDA Prime Grade Tri-Tip Cleaned & ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 09-15-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering funding made available to support California specialty crops, opportunities ...

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AFT Adds to Policy Team to Tackle Climate Issues

American Farmland Trust (AFT) just filled a new position on its policy team to tackle climate issues. Samantha Levy joins the policy team as climate policy manager to lead the ...

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U.S. Tractor and Combine Sales Increased in August

U.S. tractor sales increased last month compared to 2020 while combine sales jumped 19.8 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers monthly sales report. Combine sales posted the second ...

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Starting Your Own Highly Productive Horseradish Crop

How to start your own horseradish crop. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Horseradish root is exceptionally easy to grow, highly productive, and has a lot of other ...

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PRS Grant Program to Aid with COVID Related Costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $650 million in the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program. The PRS grant program is aimed at supporting farmers and ranchers ...

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Congressional Leaders Educated on How Tax Proposals Impact Ag

Hundreds of agricultural groups have voiced concern regarding the tax proposals being considered and how they will impact the industry. Letters were sent to congressional leaders detailing the crucial tax ...

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Ag Groups Voice Concern Over Revision of WOTUS Rule

Several agricultural groups submitted recommendations for a revised definition of “waters of the United States,” known as the WOTUS rule. Comments were filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ...

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Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 09-14-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the push for Newsom to veto AB 616, CPS ...

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