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Course offered on May 20 by UCCE for water measurement and reporting

Learning from the University of California Cooperative Extension how to correctly install and maintain a water volume measurement system on his ranch has saved Modoc County rancher Glenn Nader a significant amount of money. Nader,... more »

California program awards grants for sustainable food-systems research efforts

The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program – a statewide program of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources — announced the recipients of its 2021 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Small Grants Program... more »

Pinpointing farmers’ coverage gaps is aim of California insurance commissioner

With California farmers and ranchers finding increasing difficulty in purchasing wildfire insurance for their businesses and properties, the California Farm Bureau welcomed a call by the state insurance commissioner on April 13 for data on... more »

Website spotlights certified California sustainable wines, vineyards and wineries

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has launched a new website, the start of Down to Earth month, dedicated to the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program. According to a news release, Californiasutainablewine.com was developed for... more »

Klamath River Basin water woes bring $10M to producers impacted by drought

The USDA announced April 14 the availability of up to $10 million in assistance from USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus to assist agricultural producers impacted by the worsening drought conditions in the Klamath... more »

Climate impacts on California’s ag industry finds Moleaer, IDC in partnership

Molear, a nanobubble technology company, announced April 13 a new distribution agreement with Irrigation Design and Construction to expand access to its irrigation technology. Through this partnership with Irrigation Design and Construction (IDC),  California farmers... more »

Input sought for California Underserved, Small Producer Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Farm Equity Office is seeking public comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the California Underserved and Small Producer Grant Program. The 15-day public comment period... more »

Worsening drought conditions in West draw response from Washington officials

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the following statement on April... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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