California Grower News

Give FFA Day: A Chance to Support Ag Education During National FFA Week

It’s National FFA Week, and although it looks different than most years, students across California are making the most of it. One of the most prominent features of National FFA ...

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American Farm Bureau Seeking CFAP Application Extension

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is seeking additional time for producers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Friday, February 26 is the current deadline to apply ...

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Senate Confirms Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary for the Second Time

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to once again lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  By a vote of 92-7, Vilsack will assume the position of being the ...

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Low Initial CVP Allocations Met with Disappointment

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the initial water allocations for Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors for 2021. Low CVP allocations reflect drier than average winter conditions combined with lower ...

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New AEWR from Department of Labor Brings California Up To $16.05

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finally revealed what the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) will be for 2021. Employers of H-2A workers will now know what wage expectations ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 02-24-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering the confirmation of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, FRAC group ...

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The California Kitchen: Sushi Rice

In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Sushi Rice with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 2 C Water 1 C Sushi Grade ...

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Best and Safest Method for Using Greywater in the Garden

How to use greywater in the garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The water that runs down in the kitchen sink or the water that’s leftover after ...

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Industry Members Asked to Participate in Citrus Thrip Research

Researchers are asking for assistance from industry members as they investigate citrus thrips. The pest populations have been known to rapidly develop resistance to management materials. Thrips can cause issues ...

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Wildeye Helps Open Month-Long Celebration for 1,000 Episodes of Farm City Newsday

Wildeye Farm and Irrigation Monitoring is helping AgNet West celebrate the 1,000th episode of the Farm City Newsday podcast. In our continuing effort to support agriculture, the month-long celebration will ...

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Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 02-23-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering an update on the APHIS unsolicited seeds investigation, western ...

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Value of Utilized Production of California Vegetables

Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that California’s vegetable value of utilized production declined last year. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the value of California’s ...

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Flowers You Can Expect to See Blooming Early This Spring

Some of the earliest flowers you can expect to see blooming in Spring.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Early spring flowers are the surest sign that milder ...

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State of Organic Produce 2020 Report Released by OPN

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) recently released its inaugural State of Organic Produce 2020 report. The comprehensive report provides insight into the overall performance of the organic sector in 2020.  ...

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Problematic Honeybee Parasite Found to Steal Iron from Its Host

A type of honeybee parasite has been found to take iron supplies away from bees, resulting in serious health complications. The Nosema ceranae parasite is one of the most significant ...

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Farm City Newsday Monday, 02-22-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering a new walnut variety that mimics Chandler but harvests ...

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U.S. Forest Service Hosting Week of Invasive Pest Webinars Beginning Today

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a week-long series of webinars focusing on invasive pests. The webinars begin today and will run through Friday, February 26. Each of the hour-long webinars ...

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The California Kitchen: Asparagus 2021

In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Asparagus 2021 with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 1 Bunch Asparagus TT S+ P 2 ...

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New, Nutty Twist to Your Morning Cup of Coffee Created by VA Farmers

A new and nutty twist to your morning cup of coffee. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you haven’t tried Peanut Coffee yet, you may want to ...

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Week in Review: WIIN Act Enhancements, Emerging Issue for Tomato Growers

Legislation introduced by Representative David Valadao seeks to enhance certain aspects of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. A new fusarium issue is creating some significant concern ...

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