California Grower News

Newsom’s New Water Strategy: ‘Bold and Comprehensive’

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new water strategy for California to address drought conditions created by extreme weather patterns. The plan outlined in California’s Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a ...

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AgNet News Hour: Friday, 08-12-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers using parasitoid wasps to combat spotted wing drosophila, the potential for runner cutter ...

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AgTechX Food Safety Technology Event at Reedley College August 18

A food safety technology event is coming up next week in Reedley. Hosted by Western Growers, the Center for Produce Safety, and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, ...

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Higher Beef Prices Could Follow Shrinking U.S. Cattle Herd

The nation’s cattle herd is shrinking and that could mean higher prices at the grocery store. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. American shoppers struggling with inflation are ...

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Research Efforts to Provide Better Picture of Watergrass Issues in Rice

Research efforts are beginning to provide a better picture of watergrass issues in rice fields. Rice Farm Advisor for Sutter, Yuba, Placer, and Sacramento Counties Whitney Brim-Deforest conducted a survey ...

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AgNet News Hour: Thursday, 08-11-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers the DPR’s proposed pesticide notification systems and some issues with its public comment period. ...

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Almond Update: ABC Board of Directors Begins Its New Term

The Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) officially began its new term on August 1. The ABC Board of Directors plays a significant role in the ...

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New Push for Rural Broadband

Another push to expand rural broadband access. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There’s another attempt to increase rural access to broadband. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and ...

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Inflation Reduction Act Includes $4 Billion for Drought Relief

Passed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 51-50, the Inflation Reduction Act includes substantial funding for drought relief. Western Democrats including Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Dianne Feinstein were ...

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MSOB: Using Parasitoid Wasps to Combat Spotted Wing Drosophila

After receiving authorization from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers in Oregon are releasing parasitoid wasps to address spotted wing drosophila (SWD) populations. The wasp species, Ganaspis brasiliensis, kills SWD ...

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AgNet News Hour: Wednesday, 08-10-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers a potential reason for youth ag injuries, understanding irrigation systems for optimal efficacy ...

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Fun Facts about Farmers Markets

National Farmers Market Week Continues. We have fun facts about farmers markets in today’s This Land of Ours. We’re in the heart of National Farmers Market Week now. The number ...

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VofV: Grimmway Farms’ Jeff Morrison on Using Business Acumen to Direct Agtech Investments

This episode of the Voices of the Valley podcast is brought to you today by the Western Growers Association. Supporting producers that grow the best medicine in the world. Find ...

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Organic Livestock Standards Proposal Praised by Industry Groups

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a proposal for updating organic livestock standards. A Request for Comment has been published in the Federal Register for the Organic Livestock ...

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Farming Outreach and Education Efforts Supported with $14.5 Million Investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making significant investments in two farming outreach and education efforts. As part of the investment, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is funding a ...

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AgNet News Hour: Tuesday, 08-09-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers the early season freeze that caused $30 million in damage to California olives, ...

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Early Season Freeze Causes $30 Million in Damage for California Olives

California olive oil production has taken a significant hit as a result of the devastating freeze back in February. President and CEO of the American Olive Oil Producers Association Kimberly ...

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Rice Field Day Coming Up August 31 in Biggs

The annual Rice Field Day is coming up on Wednesday, August 31 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The field day will give industry members an opportunity to learn about the research taking place ...

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Food Prices Post Biggest Drop Since 2008

Food prices continue to drop. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Global food prices fell by the biggest amount since 2008 due to easing concerns over the supplies ...

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Keeping A Close Eye on Crops After Unseasonal Rainfall

Unusual weather brought thunderstorms and unseasonal rainfall to multiple areas of California last week. Nearly an inch and a half of rain resulted in substantial flooding in Death Valley. Some ...

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