Monthly Archives: July 2018

USDA makes nearly $2 billion available for farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires and hurricanes

The USDA has announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Sign-ups began July 16, 2018 and will continue through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and … Continue reading

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Video – Bird enthusiast explains critical importance of Virulent Newcastle Disease eradication program in Southern California (in English and Spanish)

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Applications now open for 2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships

Nuffield International Farming Scholars is pleased to announce that applications for 2019 scholarships are now open, and farmers and agricultural professionals are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective Nuffield Scholars are men and women in agriculture with a desire to explore … Continue reading

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Annual Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program underway: improving nutrition, health for seniors

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/sfmnp California’s certified farmers’ markets are great places to give your diet a nutrition boost. CDFA’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors accomplish just that. It’s a 100 percent federally-funded program that provides … Continue reading

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Insect invaders and global trade – from Growing Produce

By David Eddy EXCERPTED As Japan rebuilt its economy in the decades following World War II, it shipped goods to U.S. consumers who loved the low prices. In more recent decades, China has taken Japan’s role as the low-cost shipper … Continue reading

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How California’s farm labor shortage made friends of old rivals – from the Los Angeles Times

By Geoffrey Mohan D’Arrigo Bros. and the United Farm Workers once took more than 25 years to reach a contract, and for many years afterward they communicated mostly through court filings and job actions.   But the top leafy green … Continue reading

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Outreach at churches key component of Virulent Newcastle Disease eradication project

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What if people were paid to use less water? – from CityLab

Pilot programs in Morocco and California are rewarding people financially for conserving water, rather than charging them for excessive consumption. By Zachary Burt From Sao Paulo and Cape Town to Beijing and San Diego, water demand in cities around the … Continue reading

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Shasta County Fairgrounds join other fair facilities serving as fire camps – From KRCR NewsChannel 7

As fires erupted in far-Northern California late last month, the Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson was called upon to serve as a fire camp. Since then, fairgrounds in Lake, Yolo and Siskiyou counties have also been activated as fire camps. … Continue reading

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Video: Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits for Growers – from NRCS & AgNet West

The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Lockeford Plant Materials Center conducts trials year-round to find plants and mixes that producers can successfully use to improve their soils. Lockeford PMC Manager Margaret Smither-Kopperl talked about the multiple benefits cover crops can have and how … Continue reading

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