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Statement of Western Growers on Reagan-Udall Foundation Report on FDA Reform

By Ann Donahue, Western Growers Following the release of the Reagan-Udall Foundation report on proposed reforms to the Food and...
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Statement of Western Growers on Reagan-Udall Foundation Report on FDA Reform

Farm Bureau President Rejects Policy of Scarcity for Agriculture

By Peter Hecht, California Farm Bureau California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson opened the organization’s 104th Annual Meeting in Monterey...
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Farm Bureau President Rejects Policy of Scarcity for Agriculture

New Board President and New Board Members

By Elizabeth Jonasson, Westlands Water District Today, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors appointed Jeff Fortune as president of...
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New Board President and New Board Members

California Almond Acreage Drops in 2022 – First Time in Decades

By Rick Kushman, Almond Board of California Bearing acreage grew but there were fewer new plantings and increased orchard removals...
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California Almond Acreage Drops in 2022 – First Time in Decades

Many Growers Are in Great Farming Frustration

Almond Grower said the Situation is Tight By Patrick Cavanaugh with the AgInformation Network Zach Fowler is a CEO and...
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Many Growers Are in Great Farming Frustration

The Nut In Nutritious Says it All

The Word Nut is In Nutrition and Nutritious By Patrick Cavanaugh with the Ag Information Network Have you ever noticed...
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The Nut In Nutritious Says it All

USDA Farm-to-School Grant Open

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award up to $12 million in competitive grants to eligible entities through the Farm...
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USDA  Farm-to-School Grant Open

Nominations Open for the 2023 Common Threads Awards

By Rebecca Quist, Common Threads Committee Chair The Common Threads Committee is pleased to announce nominations are being accepted for...
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Nominations Open for the 2023 Common Threads Awards

California Farm Bureau Reacts to Initial 5% Water Allocation

By Peter Hecht, California Farm Bureau The California Department of Water Resources on Thursday announced an initial allocation of just...
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California Farm Bureau Reacts to Initial 5% Water Allocation

New Tool Calculates Crop Rotation Costs, Benefits for California Rice Growers

By Mike Hsu, UCANR Due to severe water shortages, rice acres planted in California plummeted by 37% from 2021 to...
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New Tool Calculates Crop Rotation Costs, Benefits for California Rice Growers

Thanks California Farmers!

  By Patrick Cavanaugh, Contributing Editor  It’s morning, and as the sun rises over the Sierra Mountains, the California farmer...
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Thanks California Farmers!

Conversion to Organics Could Increase Food Prices, Shrink Farm Profits

By Peter Hecht, California Farm Bureau A European Union policy goal to exponentially increase organic farming to 30% of all...
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Conversion to Organics Could Increase Food Prices,  Shrink Farm Profits

USDA Invites Ag Producers to Respond Online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture

By Jodi Halvorson, USDA Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed survey codes to all known agriculture producers across...
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USDA Invites Ag Producers to Respond Online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture

New Interactive Web Tools Help Growers Cope With Climate Change

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR UCCE, USDA California Climate Hub launch CalAgroClimate decision-support tool Climate and weather variability pose increasing risks...
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New Interactive Web Tools Help Growers Cope With Climate Change

Western Growers Debuts ‘Real Farmers Care’ Video for Thanksgiving

By Ann Donahue, Western Growers The documentary short features California farmers showing how - and why - they provide safe,...
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Western Growers Debuts ‘Real Farmers Care’ Video for Thanksgiving

New Proposed Decision Released for Net-Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0

This month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a new Proposed Decision (PD) for the Net Energy Metering Program,...
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New Proposed Decision Released for Net-Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0

Asian Citrus Psyllid Study: Vigilance Urged but ‘No Cause for Panic’

By Mike Hsu, UCANR Preliminary results indicate 3.5% of ACP collected showed signs of bacterium that can cause huanglongbing An...
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Asian Citrus Psyllid Study: Vigilance Urged but ‘No Cause for Panic’

Farmers Fear Zero-Emission Trucking Proposal Could Strand Farm Products

By Caleb Hampton, California Farm Bureau The California Air Resources Board is considering a proposed regulation to phase out big...
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Farmers Fear Zero-Emission Trucking Proposal Could Strand Farm Products

CDFA Accepting Public Comments on Block Grant Pilot Projects for Healthy Soils and SWEEP Programs

CDFA is now accepting comments on a draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the Healthy Soils Block Grant Pilot...
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CDFA Accepting Public Comments on Block Grant Pilot Projects for Healthy Soils and SWEEP Programs

Virtual Course on Nitrogen Management in Organic Production Offered by UCCE

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Growers of organic vegetables and strawberries across California are invited to attend an online training to...
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Virtual Course on Nitrogen Management in Organic Production Offered by UCCE

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CDFA Accepting Public Comments on Block Grant Pilot Projects for Healthy Soils and SWEEP Programs
California Department of Food and Agriculture press release

CDFA Accepting Public Comments on Block Grant Pilot Projects for Healthy Soils and SWEEP Programs

CDFA is now accepting comments on a draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the Healthy Soils Block Grant Pilot...
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Virtual Course on Nitrogen Management in Organic Production Offered by UCCE
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Virtual Course on Nitrogen Management in Organic Production Offered by UCCE

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Growers of organic vegetables and strawberries across California are invited to attend an online training to...
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Western U.S. Streamflow Declines Respond Asymmetrically to Seasonal Climate Warming
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Western U.S. Streamflow Declines Respond Asymmetrically to Seasonal Climate Warming

National Integrated Drought Information System Although numerous studies have previously explored streamflow responses to annual climate warming, less attention has...
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UCCE Water Management Expert Helps Save Water, Increase Supply in SoCal
Climate News University of California, Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources Water Weather

UCCE Water Management Expert Helps Save Water, Increase Supply in SoCal

By Saoimanu Sope, UCANR Earlier this year, officials in Southern California declared a water shortage emergency resulting in restrictions such...
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Third ID Tool for Industry, Available at Almond Conference
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Third ID Tool for Industry, Available at Almond Conference

By The Almond Board of California In the past few years, the Almond Board of California has introduced two identification...
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Farm Robotics Competition Challenges Students to Solve Real-World Problems
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Farm Robotics Competition Challenges Students to Solve Real-World Problems

By Hanif Houston College students are invited to develop a robot that makes farm work easier while competing for cash...
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Nutjobs Wins AgSharks Pitch Competition
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Nutjobs Wins AgSharks Pitch Competition

Nutjobs earned a record funding offer of $6 million during the fifth annual AgSharks Pitch Competition Western Growers and S2G...
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CDFA Accepting Pre-Proposals for 2023 Fertilizer Research and Education Program Grant Cycle
California Department of Food and Agriculture press release

CDFA Accepting Pre-Proposals for 2023 Fertilizer Research and Education Program Grant Cycle

CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2023 cycle of the FREP Grant Program....
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Notice of the 2022-2023 Assessment Rate for the California Citrus Research Program
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Notice of the 2022-2023 Assessment Rate for the California Citrus Research Program

Upon the recommendation of the Citrus Research Board (Board), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) has established an...
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