Testimonials

Joe Del Bosque

Joe Del Bosque

Del Bosque Farms, Fresno 

“I enjoy reading California Ag Today on-line as often as I can because it has so much relevant information about California Farming. The editors Patrick Cavanaugh and Laurie Greene are on top of things and always report the latest news and issues.”

Mario Santoyo

Mario Santoyo

Executive Director of the Latino Water Coalition; Member of the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority Joint Powers Authority (JPA), and Assistant General Manager, Friant Water Authority

“Without a doubt, California agriculture has a lot of twist and turns, but somehow California Ag Today gets it all straightened out. Their daily updates keep the agricultural industry informed, unlike any other source.”

Bob Beede

Bob Beede

UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Kings County, Emeritus

“Patrick Cavanaugh makes great contributions to agriculture with enthusiasm and unrelenting energy. I admire him greatly as a professional and a friend. His accomplishments in print and radio amaze me.”

Cannon Michael

Cannon Michael

V.P. Bowles Farming Co., Los Banos Calif.

“For decades, Patrick has done an excellent job reporting agriculture. He has a unique insight in agricultural operation and the people who work in them.”

Mark Van Klaveren

A diversified farmer in Madera County producing Almonds, Grapes, Pomegranates, and Watermelons

“Patrick is always in the field and on the ground where the action is in farming. No one can keep up with him with his daily broadcasting and magazine editing work.”

Jon Amdursky

Jon Amdursky

Marketing Communications at U.S. Water & BioConsortia, Inc.

“California Ag Today’s editor Patrick Cavanaugh has a lifetime of knowledge, insightfulness and the thoroughness not to just take one source’s word as the final word, but to independently seek out alternate sources until he finds the real truth on a subject.”

Bryan Van Groningan

Bryan Van Groningan

Co-owner of Van Groningan and Sons Inc.

“What I really appreciate about California Ag Today is all the different topics that are covered. The editors report on a wide gamut of topics, including all the different crops, water and politics. It’s like they are in the field everyday bringing information in. No other website covers agriculture as comprehensive as California Ag Today.”

Juan Carlos Oseguera

Juan Carlos Oseguera

Writer, Director, Filmmaker The Fight For Water Film

“Patrick Cavanaugh is a man with a vision who has created California Ag Today to spotlight, not only the Ag industry in California, but what affects us all as a community. His vast reporting of Ag issues makes his blog of most importance.”

Chris Drew

Chris Drew

Production Manager, Sea Mist Farm, Castroville, Ca.

“Patrick is always in the fields interacting with growers keeping us abreast of all the new things in farming. He updates us new innovations and pest and diseases. Patrick is always there on the forefront and is the Voice of the California Farming industry.”

Joe Nunez

Joe Nunez

UC Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor Kern County

“Patrick Cavanaugh is always keeping the ag industry informed both in radio and print. He is out in the field seeing first hand of what’s occurring on the farm. Patrick is often times the only reporter out to our field days and field trials.”

Kirk Messick

Kirk Messick

President & CEO, Farmers Rice Cooperative

“Patrick Cavanaugh represents our industry well. He asks great questions specific to current events and is well educated on California Agriculture.”

Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson

Reedley, Calif.-based Family Tree Farms, growers of Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Plumcots Nectarines, Apricots, Apriums, on about 4,000 acres

“Patrick is vital to our industry from the standpoint of getting information out to the public. Every chance that we can have as farmer to get the general public to understand where their food comes from, is of critical importance.”

Barry J. Bedwell

Barry J. Bedwell

President, California Grape and Tree Fruit League

“When it comes to timely and the most relevant information concerning California agriculture, I look no further than California Ag Today. I know that given the experience, knowledge and background that Patrick Cavanaugh brings to the table, the information that I find there will translate into true value for me and our membership.”

Bradley D. Hanson

Bradley D. Hanson

Extension Weed Specialist Plant Science Dept.; University of California, Davis

“California Ag Today does a great job of covering the diverse issues affecting the agricultural industry in the state. As a member of UC Cooperative Extension, I really appreciate that California Ag Today reporters take the time to attend meetings and field days, ask good questions of researchers, and help keep our stakeholders informed of the work that we do.”

Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe

President and CEO of Modesto based AgSafe

“Over the years, Patrick has been a pleasure to work with, and that’s because he is knowledgeable, and competent about all facets of the states agricultural industry. He is committed to factual accuracy, insuring that he tells all sides of the story, providing a balanced perspective. Patrick possess an upbeat positive attitude that demonstrates an efficient fast paced work ethic, without sacrificing quality.”

Vern Crawford

Vern Crawford

veteran Pest Control Advisor, Wilbur Ellis Co. Shafter CA. He looks after 2,000 of almonds,

“What I like about Patrick is that he asks the right questions and gets straight to the point. His radio reports are pertinent and up to date. The information he report on is what’s happening right now!”

Mike Wade

Mike Wade

Executive Director California Farm Water Coalition

“California Ag Today is a comprehensive source of up-to-date news and information on California agriculture.”

Jeff Baublits

Sales Manager for Wolf Trax, part of the Compass Minerals Corporation

“On the whole, I really love the way Patrick portrays our California agricultural industry. He does an outstanding job. It’s a blessing to have him do what he’s doing.”

Pamela Sweeten

Pamela Sweeten

Consultant TrackMyCrop.com

“California Ag Today always has the latest information that growers, packers and processors need to know. From field and weather conditions to regulatory issues that face agriculture, if you looking for a one stop shop on ag issues, I encourage you go to California Ag Today.”

Norm Groot

Norm Groot

Extension Weed Specialist Plant Science Dept.; University of California, Davis

“With the fast pace of information exchange these days, California Ag Today provides insightful and timely stories on what’s happening around the fields and ranches. The daily blog helps provide perspective on issues of greater concern to all farmers and ranchers. California Ag Today has become an important part of the communication network that the California agricultural community relies on.”

Ryan Jacobsen

Ryan Jacobsen

Executive Director/CEO of Fresno County Farm Bureau

“Patrick is a thorough reporter that has great expertise in the agricultural industry. In fact, we have recognized Patrick with several first place awards as a print and broadcast journalist.”

Manuel Cunha

Manuel Cunha

President of the Fresno Based Nisei Farmers League

“Patrick is a steady and outstanding radio and print news reporter. He is extremely knowledgeable about agriculture and understands the industry. He is able to ask the questions that the public can understand. People trust him and are comfortable with him!”

Fiona Ng

Fiona Ng

Producer KPCC Public Radio, Pasadena

“I feel so lucky to have found Patrick Cavanaugh in 2013. He is our farm voice when we need one. He is so knowledgeable and a great talker on our southern California airwaves.”

Ken Jochimsen

Potato Program Manager Zuckerman Family Farms, Stockton, California

“I can describe Patrick’s reporting method of approach in three words: Enthusiastic. Pertinent. Timely”

Scott Hunter

owner/manager of Hunter Farms, in Merced County, farming almonds and pistachios on 1600 acres

“Patrick is very much invested in the industry that he serves. He always gets to the meat of the issue to determine what is important to the story. And he does it fairly, and accurately — always based on facts. He is committed to agriculture and reports the news of agriculture both in print and broadcast in a way that is relevant to the industry.”