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California Dairy Research Foundation Awarded $85 Million from USDA for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Project

By Jennifer Giambroni, California Milk Advisory Board Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing...
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California Dairy Research Foundation Awarded $85 Million from USDA for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Project

World Agricultural Robotics Expo to Launch Oct. 18 in Fresno

Robots to ease labor shortage, climate concerns By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Drought, climate change and labor scarcity are driving farmers...
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World Agricultural Robotics Expo to Launch Oct. 18 in Fresno

San Joaquin Valley Farm and Food Project Awarded $16 Million in Federal Funds

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Local food marketing, business and market support for small-scale farmers and food producers, new agricultural products...
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San Joaquin Valley Farm and Food Project Awarded $16 Million in Federal Funds

Franzia Credits SJV Wine Growers

Longtime California vintner Fred Franzia, the co-founder of Bronco Wine Co. best-known for his Charles Shaw brand, aka "Two Buck...
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Franzia Credits SJV Wine Growers

Wildfire Poses Greater Threat to Cannabis Than Other California Crops

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Wildfires are an increasing threat to people’s lives, property and livelihoods, especially in rural California communities....
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Wildfire Poses Greater Threat to Cannabis Than Other California Crops

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications For Pollinator Habitat Program

By CDFA The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications for the Pollinator Habitat Program administered...
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CDFA Accepting Grant Applications For Pollinator Habitat Program

Electric Tractors Reduce Carbon Emissions at UC ANR Research and Extension Centers

Zero-emission tractors perform many tasks of diesel tractors, without noise or exhaust By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR The University of California,...
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Electric Tractors Reduce Carbon Emissions at UC ANR Research and Extension Centers

Western Agricultural Coalition Warns of Rural Economic Upheaval Without Effective Deployment of Drought Response Funding

Seven organizations offer the federal government immediate assistance in implementing the $4 billion set aside in the Inflation Reduction Act...
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Western Agricultural Coalition Warns of Rural Economic Upheaval Without Effective Deployment of Drought Response Funding

UC Study Breaks Down Costs of Growing Organic Strawberries

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Thinking about commercially growing organic strawberries on the Central Coast? To help prospective and current growers...
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UC Study Breaks Down Costs of Growing Organic Strawberries

Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine in Portion of San Diego County

By CDFA A portion of San Diego County has been placed under quarantine for the Mexican fruit fly following the...
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Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine in Portion of San Diego County

Less Water, More Watermelon: Grafting Can Help Growers Yield More

UC Cooperative Extension advisor tests ancient technique, new to California melons By Mike Hsu, UC ANR As growers across California...
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Less Water, More Watermelon: Grafting Can Help Growers Yield More

Henderson Confirmed as DPR Director

California’s new Department of Pesticide Regulation leader will focus on transitioning to safer, more sustainable ways to manage pests The...
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Henderson Confirmed as DPR Director

FDA 2020 Residue Monitoring Report Results

Consumers Can Choose Organic and Conventional Produce With Confidence The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its Pesticide...
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FDA 2020 Residue Monitoring Report Results

Ag Organizations Praise Newsom’s Water Supply Strategy

Western Growers Praises Gov. Newsom's Bold Water Supply Strategy for California In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's Water Supply Strategy...
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Ag Organizations Praise Newsom’s Water Supply Strategy

New Directors of Almond Board of California Begin Their Terms

By Almond Board of California The new Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California took their seats on...
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New Directors of Almond Board of California Begin Their Terms

UC Davis Community Ecologist Louie Yang Shares Expertise at National Monarch Summit

By Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis UC Davis community ecologist  Louie Yang, professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology...
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UC Davis Community Ecologist Louie Yang Shares Expertise at National Monarch Summit

Confirmation of New Citrus Virus in California

By Citrus Insider The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed positive identifications of...
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Confirmation of New Citrus Virus in California

New Orchard Advisor Brings Research Background

By Tim Hearden, Western Farm Press The central San Joaquin Valley has a new University of California Cooperative Extension orchard...
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New Orchard Advisor Brings Research Background

HMC Farms Announces Autonomous Drone Harvest Pilot Program

By HMC Farms HMC Farms has partnered with Tevel Aerobotics Technologies to pilot their drone harvesting system utilizing Flying Autonomous...
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HMC Farms Announces Autonomous Drone Harvest Pilot Program

State Water Board delivers $3.3 billion to California communities to boost drought resilience and increase water supplies

By State Water Resources Control Board Seizing a generational opportunity to leverage unprecedented state funding to combat drought and climate...
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State Water Board delivers $3.3 billion to California communities to boost drought resilience and increase water supplies

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HMC Farms Announces Autonomous Drone Harvest Pilot Program
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HMC Farms Announces Autonomous Drone Harvest Pilot Program

By HMC Farms HMC Farms has partnered with Tevel Aerobotics Technologies to pilot their drone harvesting system utilizing Flying Autonomous...
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State Water Board delivers $3.3 billion to California communities to boost drought resilience and increase water supplies
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State Water Board delivers $3.3 billion to California communities to boost drought resilience and increase water supplies

By State Water Resources Control Board Seizing a generational opportunity to leverage unprecedented state funding to combat drought and climate...
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Munk, ‘pivotal’ in cotton success, retires after 36 years in Fresno County
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Munk, ‘pivotal’ in cotton success, retires after 36 years in Fresno County

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR Daniel Munk, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor, retired from a 36-year career with UC Agriculture and...
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Robert Verloop Named Executive Director and CEO for the California Walnut Board and California Walnut Commission
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Robert Verloop Named Executive Director and CEO for the California Walnut Board and California Walnut Commission

By The California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) and the California Walnut Commission (CWC) announced that Robert Verloop...
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Congressman Valadao: Fewer Truckers on the Road will Worsen Supply Chain, Raise Costs
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Congressman Valadao: Fewer Truckers on the Road will Worsen Supply Chain, Raise Costs

Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined Congresswoman Michelle Steel (CA-48) and members of the California Republican congressional delegation in...
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UC ANR Adds More Farm, Fire and Forestry Expertise to More Communities
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UC ANR Adds More Farm, Fire and Forestry Expertise to More Communities

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR With increased funding from Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature, University of California Agriculture and...
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UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal Inducted as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
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UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal Inducted as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

By Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Soares Leal of the...
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. By The Almond Board of California The...
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Organic Farmers to get Technical Assistance From CDFA and UC ANR
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Organic Farmers to get Technical Assistance From CDFA and UC ANR

By Pam Kan-Rice, UCANR The California Department of Food and Agriculture is awarding $1.85 million to the University of California...
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