California Grower News

Keeping Mums Looking Their Best in Cooler Months

How to keep your Mums looking their best in the cooler months.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Fall-blooming Mums are great perennials that will brighten up your ...

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Ag Groups Supporting Costa to Lead House Agriculture Committee

Several agricultural industry groups are issuing their support for Representative Jim Costa to take over as Chair of the House Agriculture Committee. The position became available after Representative Collin Peterson ...

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Disappointing Table Olive Harvest Highlights Deeper Industry Issues

The 2020 California table olive harvest is wrapping up with significantly lower numbers than average.  Bell-Carter Foods indicated that the latest harvest was well below the already conservative estimate for ...

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Time to Consider Growing Your Own Vegetables

Why now is the best time to consider growing your own vegetables.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. We are closing in on almost a year since the ...

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Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 11-18-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories including researchers evaluating steam for weed and disease control, what’s ...

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UC Nitrogen Management Course Available Through December 31

Anyone interested in learning more about nitrogen management or looking for Continuing Education credits is invited to participate in the University of California (UC) Nitrogen Course. The webinar series is ...

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Comment Period Open Until November 24 for Organic Cannabis

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has regulatory information for the certification of cannabis that is comparable to the National Organic Program. The OCal Program is a statewide certification ...

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Biologicals On Conference Agendas Prove Interest

The inclusion of biological topics on major conference agendas demonstrates the increased interest from growers. Western region growers and crop advisors gathered virtually this year for the California Association of Pest ...

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Shipping Container Shortages Causing Problems for Ag Exporters

Increased levels of international trade are creating shipping container shortages. The upcoming holiday season is expected to exacerbate the problem even further. Traditional trade flows have also been significantly altered ...

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USTR Calls for Trade Investigation for Imported Produce

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is being asked to investigate imported produce. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to ITC requesting that the agency monitor imports ...

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Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 11-17-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering what a Biden Administration’s environmental plan could mean for ...

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FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Safety Rule Exemption

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period for provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. The FDA initially issued a request for information back ...

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Almond Update: Making the Most of Your Pollination Investment

Almond growers and crop advisors will get a chance to review what went right with this season’s bloom at the 2020 Virtual Almond Conference. Almond Board of California’s Chief Scientific Officer Josette ...

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Historically Significant Fruit Goes Beyond Food and Medicine

A historically significant fruit that goes beyond food and medicine. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Breadfruit can be found growing worldwide, used for food, medicine, boat building, ...

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Biden Transition Team Performing Agency Reviews of USDA and EPA

President-elect Joe Biden is working to address important positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  A series of agency review teams have ...

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Sustainable Ag Expo & International Sustainable Winegrowing Summit Underway

The Sustainable Ag Expo & International Sustainable Winegrowing Summit is currently underway. It will be the first year that the event is offered in a virtual format. Attendees will have ...

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Farm City Newsday Monday, 11-16-20

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering who you should notify when a COVID outbreak hits ...

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Renewable Natural Gas Milestone Reached by CalBio

A milestone was recently hit for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) production in California. CalBioGas West Visalia has successfully achieved its first RNG production and sales from its dairy farms in ...

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Brighten Up the Garden with Winter-Flowering Plants

Brighten up your garden with these winter-flowering plants.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Don’t let the garden go bare and dormant over the cold months. Fill it ...

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Week in Review: Prop 15 Defeated, Neonicotinoid Mitigations Moving Forward

Two weeks after the election, results show that Prop 15 has officially been defeated by a margin of more than 550,000 votes. Leadership positions in Congressional agricultural committees will undergo ...

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