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Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation updated

The Bureau of Reclamation announced March 23 an update to the initial Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation for agricultural water service contractors south-of-Delta. Allocation amounts are based on an estimate of water available... more »

Warning about potential water shortages come with dry California conditions

As dry conditions persist throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board mailed March 22 early warning notices to approximately 40,000 water right holders, urging them to plan for potential shortages by reducing water use... more »

Innovation can lead the way, California ag secretary Ross tells ag summit

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, told a March 18 opening night audience for the Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit that innovative problem solving is itself an essential export of... more »

Reducing evaporative water loss, other aims projected with California solar panels

Covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals could save billions of gallons of water and generate renewable power for the state every year, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers from the... more »

California Fresh Fruit Association holds annual meeting, honors John Giumarra Jr.

The California Fresh Fruit Association kicked off its new fiscal year with its annual board of directors meeting in Fresno March 16. The meeting featured the election of the association’s chairman and board of directors,... more »

Colorado peach grower Harry Talbott dies at age 86

Harry Talbott, the 86-year-old patriarch of Talbott Farms, died March 14. A two-week-long cascade of health problems managed to bring down a giant in Colorado’s fruit industry, a larger-than-life character whose influence was felt far... more »

Produce safety is a ‘top-level threat,’ leading CPS donors state

Two of the fresh produce industry’s leading organizations are each donating $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety to continue that group’s work to fund science, find solutions and fuel change in fresh produce... more »

Registration for use in California set for Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides

Summit Agro USA has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for two insecticides containing the active ingredient cyclapryn. These ground-breaking insecticides are Harvanta and Verdepryn. These IRAC 28... more »

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