Monthly Archives: May 2019

Women Farmers Rock – video from Western Growers Association

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After contest win, Davis company will start producing animal feed from insects – from the Sacramento Business Journal

By Emily Hamann A Davis company is buzzing after winning big at University of California Davis’ annual innovation and business competition. BioMilitus, which studies the use of insects in reducing agricultural waste and creating animal feed, took home a total … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Tony Herrera

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections … Continue reading

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Meet the California prune – from the Packer

By Chris Koger The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed. Once again called the California Prune Board, the marketing order that promotes the fruit has … Continue reading

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CDFA joins invasive mussel prevention effort over holiday weekend

California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release California agencies combating the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to … Continue reading

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Wet spring delays California crops – from Associated Press via Morning Ag Clips

California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state’s wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird … Continue reading

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California dairy family provides habitat for 25,000 imperiled birds

News release from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service A Merced dairy family is playing a key role in protecting imperiled Tricolored Blackbirds, a California-native species federally listed as a Bird of Conservation Concern and as a State of California … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Amadou Ba

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections … Continue reading

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Video series on vegetable production of the future

A 26-episode weekly video series has debuted on YouTube to help train the next generation of vegetable crop workers and increase their use of effective stewardship practices in vegetable production. Projections for near-future retirements of people working in California’s agricultural … Continue reading

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Diverse bee forage could lead to good honey crop – from Ag Alert

By Christine Souza It’s a “mixed box” when it comes to beekeeper expectations regarding this season’s honey crop. Some beekeepers report that winter weather brought plenty of forage for honeybees to feast on this year, and others say uneven citrus … Continue reading

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