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Is California Eucalyptus The Target Of Biological Terrorism?

Is California Eucalyptus The Target Of Biological Terrorism?

Author: Jeannette E. Warnert Over the years, Timothy Paine, professor in the UC Riverside Department of Entomology, has become increasingly convinced that someone or some group has brought a series…

Midwest Corn Crop Condition Worsens

Midwest Corn Crop Condition Worsens

Hurt by hot weather and drought the USDA reported today that 38% of the corn crop across the 18 largest corn growing states was either in very poor to poor…

UFW Wins Vote At Fresno County Ranch

UFW Wins Vote At Fresno County Ranch

The United Farmworkers Union won an election held July 11 at a Firebaugh vegetable farm  the Agricultural Labor Relations Board confirms. In the vote at Gargiulo Inc, the UFW won…

Ag Update

Ag Update

2011 Crop & Livestock Report to be presented July 24Tulare County’s 2011 Annual Crop and Livestock Report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 24. Copies…

Blending Organic & Conventional Farming

Blending Organic & Conventional Farming

RUTHSBURG, Maryland — In rural Maryland, an hour-and-a-half drive from Washington, Bill Mason is tilling his fields to plant organic maize and soybeans. About two-thirds of his 340 hectares are…

Citrus Update,Labor & Pests

Citrus Update,Labor & Pests

Facing unusual difficulty in hiring enough harvest help, lemon growers in Ventura County say they are finding ways to get the job done by sharing resources. “Like everywhere else in…

Discovery May Lead To Tomatoes With Vintage Taste

Discovery May Lead To Tomatoes With Vintage Taste

A new discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms, reports an international research team headed by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist. The finding, which will be reported…

Ag Updates

Ag Updates

Tree Fruit Growers See Improvement Overcoming challenges from the economy and Mother Nature, California tree fruit growers say their harvest is off to a solid start. Springtime hailstorms destroyed some…

Big Tomato Growers/UFW To Sign Contracts

Big Tomato Growers/UFW To Sign Contracts

Celebrating their 50th anniversary last month in Bakersfield the United Farmworkers Union with barely 27,000 workers under contract- half of what they had- the UFW is not the union powerhouse…

2011 Crop Report: Monterey County Ag Values Fall 3.8%

2011 Crop Report: Monterey County Ag Values Fall 3.8%

Wine Grapes Down 18: Monterey County agriculture maintained its economic clout in 2011 with crop production values that exceeded $3.85 billion, Agricultural Commissioner Eric Lauritzen announced this week as he…