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California agencies working to sustain groundwater

A new era of groundwater management in California continues to take shape as local agencies develop and implement plans that identify how they intend to achieve groundwater sustainability goals over the next 20 years. "The... more »

Subsidence seen in California water year 2021; slower than previous droughts

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released new satellite-based data that show subsidence – or the sinking of the land surface due to excessive groundwater pumping – continues in the state. DWR has intensified statewide subsidence... more »

California grape tonnage increases seen in 2021 harvest

Johnnie White is anything but crushed by the news contained in the 2021 grape-crush report. "It's a grower's market," said White, a Napa County vineyard manager and member of the California Farm Bureau Board of... more »

California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held March 4

The 2022 California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held March 4 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit here for a registration link and the agenda. The Zoom meeting is co-sponsored by University of California Cooperative... more »

Organic Produce Summit announces first education session – CEA Part 1

The continued growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and the ramifications of hydroponically grown items being eligible for organic certification will be the subject of the first announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2022.... more »

Dominus Estate’s organic, dry-farmed vineyards create harmony with the land

Organic farming is a natural extension of the long-held philosophy at Dominus Estate that vines produce more balanced and complex grapes when grown in harmony with the environment. The decision to transition to organic seemed... more »

California organic growers fret about costs, but cheer growth

With sales of organic fresh produce continuing to grow, farmers say they remain optimistic about their market prospects, even as they face a potentially challenging season complicated by drought, shifting demand and higher costs. The... more »

Sonoma academy trains vineyard workers for leadership roles

Even after 25 years in farming, Jose Cervantes is not done learning. The operations supervisor at Cornerstone Certified Vineyards in Sonoma County's (California) Russian River Valley is one of 15 students in the inaugural Richard... more »

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