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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…

Water: Some Help For Eastside & Westside Farmers

Water: Some Help For Eastside & Westside Farmers

July 23,2016- Local farmers are not happy campers when it comes to federal water policy. Despite a wet year in Northern California westside farmers have been promised only a 5%…

2015 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit $31.9 Billion Retail Value

2015 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit $31.9 Billion Retail Value

Jul 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — California wine shipments to the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $31.9 billion in 2015. The state shipped an all-time high of 229…

California Feld Crop Acreage Up

California Feld Crop Acreage Up

The state’s farmers have apparently recovered from the drought planting significantly more land to field crops this year. California farmers are planting more field crops this year than last in…

Ag Briefs

Ag Briefs

July14,2016 Sheep, goats help reduce threat of wildfire As the wildfire threat has grown around California, so has interest in using sheep or goats to eat vegetation that could fuel…

Rethinking stink about antibiotics in manure

Rethinking stink about antibiotics in manure

June 15, 2016 – Antibiotics and manure. You probably don’t think of them at the same time. But across North America, manure and antibiotics often share the same pile. Antibiotics…

Around The Valley: Overtime,Cherries,Spuds, Biofuel / More

Around The Valley: Overtime,Cherries,Spuds, Biofuel / More

Farmworker Overtime Bill Fails Legislation to give farmworkers in California overtime pay beginning in 2017 was rejected recently by the California Assembly much to the relief of many Valley farmers. Tulare…

Livestock and Climate Change: Facts and Fiction

Livestock and Climate Change: Facts and Fiction

May 15,2016- By Frank Mitloehner As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions…

Florida citrus growers: 80 percent of trees infected by greening

Florida citrus growers: 80 percent of trees infected by greening

May 9,2016- Florida’s citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making…