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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tens of thousands of Ag/natural resources/environment-related jobs annually for college graduates – from the USDA and Purdue University

During the next five years, U.S. college graduates will find good employment opportunities if they have expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment. Between 2015 and 2020, we expect to see 57,900 average annual openings for graduates … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s newest celebrities: female farmers – from takepart

By Samantha Cowan  Some of America’s most popular competition shows feature dozens of women vying for the attention of one man, singers attempting to impress judges who can’t see them, and celebrities trying to keep up with professional dancers. Tanzania’s … Continue reading

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Uber moves forward with Temporary Use Permit approved by CDFA

CDFA’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) often deals with the application of new technology as it evaluates the accuracy and suitability of new measuring devices for commercial service.  Over the years, we have encountered many new commercial instruments and software-interfaced … Continue reading

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Trading vineyards for a ‘living river’ in Napa County – from the California Water Blog

By Amber Manfree In the historic heart of Napa Valley, a moderate climate and the alluvial soils deposited by the Napa River create perfect conditions for world-class cabernets. An acre of vines here sells for around $300,000, or 25 times the … Continue reading

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California joins nation in celebrating National Farmers Market Week

The USDA has designated the week of August 2-8 as National Farmers Market Week. California leads the nation with 793 certified farmers markets – sales venues for certified agricultural producers selling healthy and high-quality produce directly to consumers. Until 1977, state … Continue reading

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