California Grower News

Free Canine-Assisted ACP Scouting Available to Industry Members

Citrus industry members have a resource available to help combat the spread of Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) using detection dogs. Canine-assisted ACP scouting has shown to be more than 90 ...

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2021 Grassland CRP Enrollment Acreage Doubles Last Year’s Amount

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has doubled enrollment over last year. More than 2.5 million acres from agricultural producers and ...

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Drought-Impacted Ranchers to Get Help for Feed Transportation Costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be providing some relief to drought-impacted ranchers in the West and Great Plains. Assistance is being made available through adjustments made to the ...

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Farm City Newsday Monday, 09-13-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering nontraditional approaches to drought-resilient pasture and rangelands, why a ...

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Ag States Invest in California Ethanol

Ag officials from Nebraska and two other states have decided to invest more money into the ethanol-based fuel market in California. The Journal Star says the Nebraska Corn Board and ...

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Rising Rail Freight Costs Squeezing Farmers and Ranchers Incomes

The domestic rail transportation network is vital to moving products and goods supplied by America’s farmers and ranchers. Over 33 million carloads of U.S. goods moved up and down the ...

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Thinking Outside the Box for Drought Resilient Pasture Research Project

Looking at improving the drought resilience of California rangelands may require some nontraditional approaches. As drought has impacted nearly all of the six million acres of rangeland in California, improving ...

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Higher-Skilled Labor Pool Will Be Key to Keeping U.S. Ag Competitive

With the necessary advances being made to ag technologies, it will be critical to continue advancing the skills of the ag workforce. President and CEO of Western Growers, Dave Puglia ...

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Growing Pine Nuts is Straightforward, with Patience and Space

How to grow your own nutty treat that’s been used in kitchens for thousands of years. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Growing your own pine nuts is ...

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Week in Review: Rally Against AB 616, New Pesticide Notification System Developing

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has been provided with a budget of $10 million for the development of a statewide notification system. California Farm Bureau Federation brings industry members ...

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Drought Relief Waterbird Program Now Accepting Applications

Concerns regarding the condition of habitat for migratory birds have resulted in the development of the Drought Relief Waterbird Program. The California Department of Water Resources is supporting the program ...

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Ag Industry Gathers to Encourage Governor Newsom to Veto AB 616

A rally organized by the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) sought to encourage Governor Gavin Newsom to veto AB 616. Agricultural industry members gathered at the south steps of the ...

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Farm City Newsday Friday, 09-10-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering California’s walnut production projected to come down 15 percent, ...

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California Walnut Production Projected to Come Down 15 Percent

California walnut production is expected to decline by about 15 percent this year, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Walnut production is forecast at 670,000 tons, down from 785,000 ...

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Hemp: Controversial Plant that is Gaining Popularity

A controversial plant that is gaining popularity and what you need to know about growing it yourself. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hemp is growing in popularity ...

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Type of Melons Known for Their Sweet, Enticing Flavor

The type of melons known for their sweet, enticing flavor and scent. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  There are two types of muskmelons that you can try ...

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Farm City Newsday Thursday, 09-09-21

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering nationwide high gas and diesel prices, how to score ...

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AFBF Urges USDA to Address Supply Chain Issues

The American Farm Bureau Federation urges the Department of Agriculture to address supply chain issues facing farmers and ranchers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the organization details ...

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Latest Ag Economy Barometer Released

The Monthly Ag Economy Barometer rose four points in August to 138. The modest rise was primarily attributable to an improvement in the Current Conditions Index, which climbed 9 points ...

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Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Coming Up September 23

The annual Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day will be held in-person on Thursday, September 23. The event will take place at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in ...

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