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Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

December 4,2016- Key California reservoirs are storing more water this water-year than they were this time last year. Early winter storms have added what was a improved carryover from last…

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Fewer Raisins Planted Those famous dancing raisins are fewer these days, pushed out by more lucrative crops in the Central Valley. In 2002, California raisins were grown on some 280,000…

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Jonathan Bixler Appointed Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner. Former San Mateo County Agricultural Biologist/Specialist IV, Jonathan Bixler, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural…

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

November 4,2016- Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 The state Pink Bollworm agency has announced that in the San Joaquin Valley the total mapped acreage of all types…

State Water Board Proposes Increased Water Flows for Fish on San Joaquin River and Tributaries

State Water Board Proposes Increased Water Flows for Fish on San Joaquin River and Tributaries

September 16,2016- from ACWA The State Water Resources Control Board September 15 released a draft proposal for the San Joaquin River that would require a significant increase in unimpaired flows…

Farmworker Overtime Bill Passes

Farmworker Overtime Bill Passes

August 29,2016 Hailed by farmworker advocates and decried by farmers, Assembly Bill 1066 passed on a 44-32 vote Monday August 29. The bill that would expanding overtime pay for farmworkers…

Pistachios & Almonds Look Good For Fall

Pistachios & Almonds Look Good For Fall

August 21,2016- This fall’s pistachio and almond crops look both good and big, in comparison with last year. California’s pistachio production fell last year because of “blanking” caused by the…

Central Valley Ag Beat: When Cows Fly,Mandarins Shine

Central Valley Ag Beat: When Cows Fly,Mandarins Shine

August15,2016- Dairy Operators Fight Methane Regulation California dairy farmers are fighting against a bill  pushed by the Air Resource Board that could further regulate methane emissions from their cows arguing…

Water Woes Hurt Fresno Crop Values

Water Woes Hurt Fresno Crop Values

August 10,2016- Less westside water hurt Fresno County’s crop value in 2015, down from $7 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion – some 6.5%. The lack of surface water was…

Kings County News : Tomato Yield / More

Kings County News : Tomato Yield / More

Tomato Yield Jump – You Can Thank Drip Irrigation & Genetics It’s no secret that the westside of Kings County is water short.Yet this is one of the most productive…