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California Had 91,000 Acres Of Organic Crops In 2011

California Had 91,000 Acres Of Organic Crops In 2011

WASHINGTON: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified organic growers in the United States  sold more than $3.5 billion organically grown agricultural commodities in 2011, according to the results of the 2011…

Almond Shipments Climb 25%

Almond Shipments Climb 25%

The crop year report for almonds is in and it’s a record. US domestic almonds shipments of 48.3 million pounds were 11% ahead of 2011 while export shipments (91.4 million…

Hard Hit Dairy Operators Have Some Hope For Relief

Hard Hit Dairy Operators Have Some Hope For Relief

Central Valley dairy operators are on the streets of Sacramento again this week demanding the state adjust the price they get for their milk from the state’s cheese makers who…

Ag Beat: Milk / Citrus /Eggs/ GM Foods / More

Ag Beat: Milk / Citrus /Eggs/ GM Foods / More

California August Milk Production Falls 5.8% Those hot August days helped reduce milk production in California in August by 5.8% compared to the same month in 2011 while across the…

Dairy Watch: Tulare Meeting Focuses On Possible Change To Federal Orders

Dairy Watch: Tulare Meeting Focuses On Possible Change To Federal Orders

Unhappy with the state regulated system that does not seem to listen to producers, the state’s dairymen centered in Tulare & Kings Counties are eying a big change that might…

California USDA Crop Production Forecast Is Up

California USDA Crop Production Forecast Is Up

The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of August and the first week of September, included the following commodities: Oranges, Navel – California’s initial 2012-13 Navel orange…

Conservation Ag Gains Favor In Kings County

Conservation Ag Gains Favor In Kings County

by Jeannette Warnert A desire to reduce fuel and water use is leading some farmers in the Central Valley to operate in new, more sustainable ways, reported Alice Daniel on…

Beet Energy Plant To Break Ground

Beet Energy Plant To Break Ground

 First Published in Fresno Business Journal Fresno County Planning Commission will meet September 13 and is expected to approve construction plans for a pilot “Beet Energy” plant near Five Points.…

Foreign Olives Still A Problem For California Growers

Foreign Olives Still A Problem For California Growers

The Olive Growers Council of California  announced reaching agreement this past week with the major black ripe olive processors for prices to be paid to table olive growers for their…

Ag Update: Meatpacker Shut Down / More California Corn / Letuce Recall / More

Ag Update: Meatpacker Shut Down / More California Corn / Letuce Recall / More

California Farmers Plant 20% More Corn USDA says California’s 2012 corn for grain production forecast is 958 thousand tons, 23 percent above 2011.With the Midwest drought the state’s farmers are…