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California Farm Bureau evaluates impact of federal climate change proposals

Noting that climate goals outlined May 6 by the Biden administration will have real, on-the-ground implications for farmers and ranchers, the California Farm Bureau urged the administration to listen to farmers’ and ranchers’ voices as... more »

Lodi, California, Water Management Workshop III for winegrowers is May 13

The University of California Lodi Water Management Workshop III will be held May 13, from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight time, noon-2:45 p.m. Eastern. The free workshop is being presented by the Lodi Winegrape Commission,... more »

Funding set for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act projects in California

The California Department of Water Resources is awarding funding support for six projects to address the impact of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A total of $26 million in grant funding is being made available... more »

Latest California drought outlined in 4 charts

California is grappling with drought again, facing many of the same conditions and challenges that were features of the 2012–16 drought – including stressed ecosystems, depleted reservoirs, hard-hit farms and rural communities, threats to urban... more »

PMA Foodservice open and taking reservations for July 21-22

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has officially opened registration and hotel reservations for PMA Foodservice 2021 which will be held in Monterey, California, from July 21-22.  The event invites all industry members and partners from across the foodservice supply... more »

Crop advisors, general public offered online nitrogen management course

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

Prima Wawona announces major stone fruit expansion

Prima Wawona, a Fresno, California-based grower and marketer of conventional and organic peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots announced April 23 that it is expanding its acreage by another 2,600 acres devoted to growing stone fruit.... more »

Drones now help thieves to survey rural properties

Thieves are now reportedly using drones to scout farms and ranches, looking for their next big score. "We were having a series of crimes occur, including some quads that were taken from a very remote... more »

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