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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…

Dairy Operators Face “The Big Wipeout”

Dairy Operators Face “The Big Wipeout”

More dairymen are throwing in the towel this month as the price of feed,their banks,feed suppliers and their checking accounts all tell them the time as come. Tulare County dairyman…

Ag Briefs: Tree Fruit / Olives /Processing Tomatoes

Ag Briefs: Tree Fruit / Olives /Processing Tomatoes

Big Year For Olives The 2012 California olive crop forecast is 180,000 tons, up 153 percent from last year’s crop of 71,200 tons. Bearing acreage is estimated at 44,000 for…

UC Corn Crop Lower / California Raisin Crop To Fall 13%

UC Corn Crop Lower / California Raisin Crop To Fall 13%

Growers Expect to Produce 13 Percent Less Corn than Last Year Washington, Aug. 10, 2012 – Affected by one of the worst droughts on record, U.S. corn growers are forecast…