California Grower News

Industry Input Encouraged for Shifting Animal Biotech Oversight to USDA

The proposal to move some regulatory authority for animal biotech to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is receiving significant support. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has been the regulating ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 01-14-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering priorities of the Senate Ag Committee with a new ...

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What to Plant Together while Planning the Spring Garden

Some ideas to get a jump start on planning your Spring Garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re thinking about what plants will go together for ...

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CDFA Looking for Proposals for the Fertilizer Research and Education Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP). Since it was first formed back in 1990, FREP has ...

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Almond Update: Bloom Disease, Irrigation at Next Training Tuesday

The Almond Board of California is holding a series of training coined ‘Training Tuesdays’ for the new year. The next training, January 19, will focus on bloom disease and irrigation ...

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Almond Matters: Implementing Disease Management Programs

In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent, developing a disease management program is essential for ensuring the health of trees. Making adequate preparations will help with the efficiency ...

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MSOB: Worms in Space, How Nematodes Might Help Space Exploration

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have recently sent beneficial nematodes on an interstellar expedition. With more and longer space travel in the foreseeable future, the project aimed to ...

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UCCE Rice Team Sums Up 2020 Weedy Rice Issues

Researchers from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) summed up the weedy rice issues that growers experienced in 2020. Overall, it appears that industry members are working together to ...

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Budget Proposal Allows CDFA to Continue Important Programs

The latest budget proposal from Governor Gavin Newsom contains significant investment in valuable agricultural programs. A total of $227.2 billion is being proposed for the 2021-2022 budget. The California Department ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 01-13-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering ag and water groups seeking water infrastructure funding from ...

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Virtual California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meeting Coming Up

The California Rice Commission’s (CRC) Annual Grower Meeting is coming up on January 21-22. In light of COVID-19 restrictions the event will be hosted virtually this year. Speakers will presenting ...

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FCC Report Highlights Value of Broadband to Ag Productivity

A report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) details the impact that broadband internet has on agricultural production. In a paper titled “Impact of Broadband Penetration on U.S. Farm Productivity” ...

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Hiding Things in the Garden Less Pleasing to the Eye

How to hide some things in the garden that are less pleasing to the eye.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are some aspects of your garden ...

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Industry Groups Urge New Administration to Address Water Infrastructure

A large group of agricultural organizations and water districts are calling for more federal support to address water infrastructure. More than 200 organizations sent letters to President-elect Joe Biden and ...

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Ag Order 4.0 Hearings Raise Concern Over Complexity of Compliance

The recent Ag Order 4.0 hearings have raised a level of concern as the timeline for adoption quickly approaches. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board went over proposals ...

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NRCS Outlines Conservation Priorities for California

Several conservation priorities have been outlined for accelerated funding in California. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California announced ten key areas to focus on. ...

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Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 01-12-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the conclusion of Ag Order 4.0 hearings, a newly ...

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Raising Your Own Cleansing Soapnut Trees

How to raise your own cleansing soapberries.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly soap that you can use for many applications in ...

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CCA Offers Approximate Breakdown of CFAP Payments for Livestock Producers

The latest COVID relief package includes some important provisions for livestock producers. One of the most significant aspects of the legislation is the additional funding for another round of the ...

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Natural Disaster Assistance Offered Through QLA Program

The signup period has opened for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program. Producers that have experienced certain crop quality losses because of natural disasters have until March 5 to apply ...

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