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California State Water Project allocation increased to 15%

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the Department announced... more »

2022 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences goes to David Lobell

Climate change requires major adjustments in agricultural techniques that allow traditional crops to grow under extreme conditions. However, developing new techniques requires an intricate understanding of how shifts in climate affect crop growth. David Lobell of Stanford... more »

Free weekly organic agriculture seminars set for California growers

Growers are invited to attend free organic agriculture seminars hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension. Lunchtime seminars will be offered on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through March 8. The 30-minute presentations will... more »

‘Safe environment’ readied at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Jan. 25-27

Despite the presence of the Omicron variant, the latest modeling (January 17) projects the risk of COVID transmission during the Jan. 25-27 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at a rate of less than two cases... more »

Feb. 2 is date for virtual University of California Strawberry Research Meeting

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting on Feb. 2 from 7:45 a.m.-noon. Join UCC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda and other university and field experts via Zoom in... more »

Event in Yuma, Arizona, to focus on food safety

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture are hosting AgTechX Food Safety, a one-day event dedicated to innovations in food safety... more »

10-year strategy to confront wildfire crisis announced by Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore launched Jan. 18 a comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis – “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience... more »

Labor contractors’ group offers supervisor development program

The California Farm Labor Contractors Association is hosting several classes focused on its Ag Supervisor Development Program. "We launched this training program for supervisors, mayordomos, and crew leaders late last year, partly through USDA/NIFA grant... more »

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