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In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing nectarine smoked rainbow trout with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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Medical Cannabis and GMO Labeling to be Discussed at August 2nd Meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture

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The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hold a discussion on the state’s regulatory and licensing framework for medical cannabis on August 2 in Sacramento. The board will also be discussing GMO labeling following the recent passage of federal legislation. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture – Main Auditorium, 1220 N Sacramento, CA 95814. Continue reading

USDA Begins Second Year of National Project to Quantify Effects of Agricultural Conservation

USDA Nass logo-agricultural conservationThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting 25,000 farmers and ranchers now through August to take part in a national survey that will more accurately measure the environmental benefits associated with implementation and installation of conservation practices on agricultural land. The results of the National Resources Inventory Conservation  Effects Assessment Project (NRI-CEAP) survey will help further develop the science-based solutions for managing the agricultural landscape to improve environmental quality. Continue reading

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Harvest time means growers are thinking about ways to reduce dust. The Fresno State farm, which is in the middle of town, has many neighbors to consider.

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Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

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Researchers have identified a new olive disease in trees but aren’t sure how wide spread the problem is. Symptoms can be masked by other issues growers are familiar with.

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China-based Investment Group Creates $1 Billion Ag Fund

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An investment group based in Beijing, China plans to establish a $1 billion fund for special food and agriculture investment in Australia. Tsing Capital, an investment management company, says the fund will invest in high-tech fermentation and extraction of grains, cane and vegetables, with the intention of supplying the market for health foods and dietary supplements in mainland China. Continue reading

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he is not upset that Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not choose him as her running mate and says he will do anything for the Clinton campaign. Continue reading

Trade Visit to Demonstrate U.S. Wheat Competitive Advantages

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Quality control and purchasing managers from three Venezuelan flour mills will visit North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Ohio starting this weekend. The trade mission seeks to educate the delegation from Venezuela about the value of working with the U.S. wheat supply chain, according to the U.S. Wheat Associates. Continue reading

Senators Ask USDA to Address Organic Livestock Rule Concern Before Publishing Rule

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A group of bipartisan Senators has signed a letter to the Department of Agriculture requesting the agency address concerns with the proposed organic livestock and poultry rule before publishing the regulation. Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for other funding sources for the Operating Loan Program that helps farmers. Continue reading

seedGrowing what we eat can sometimes be a waiting game. Cathy Isom tells us about some of the fastest growing veggies – from seed to dinner table. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

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Today’s commodity report: Fluid Milk and Cream Review, California F.O.B. Price for Extra Grade and Grade A Nonfat Dry Milk, California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report, Shell Eggs: Daily National Egg Market and other commodity end of the day market numbers.

The June 2016 Dairy Product Data has been posted to the CDFA Dairy Marketing Branch website.

The June 2016 Milk Production / Pooling Data has been posted to the CDFA Dairy Marketing Branch website. Check ending market prices. →

Corn production, collageEverett Griner talks about food production needing to double by 2050 in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing nectarine pork roulade with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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  • Strauss Joins UF/IFAS Fight Against Citrus Greening
    A new researcher has joined the University of Florida’s fight against citrus greening, which has devastated the state’s industry. Sarah Strauss, a soil microbiologist most recently from Davis, California, has accepted a position at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee. Strauss, an assistant […]
  • Entomologist Joins UF/IFAS to Help Solve Citrus Greening
    An entomologist with 10 years of research focused on the state’s iconic citrus industry has joined the faculty of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Indian River Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS IRREC). Named Entomologist of the Year in 2012 by the Florida Entomological Society, Jawwad A. Qureshi was selected for […]
  • California Citrus Challenges: Water Tops HLB
    Asian citrus psyllids are detected sporadically in the San Joaquin Valley — home to most California oranges and mandarins — and are endemic in Southern California lemon country. But as far as anyone knows, the pests that spread HLB in Florida and Texas have not spread the disease into California’s commercial citrus groves. California HLB detections […]
  • Ag Community Urged to Have Strong Turnout for 2016 UF Homecoming Game
    AgNet Media is proud to join University of Florida Athletics and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) to promote the 2016 Agriculture and Gardening Day at UF, when the Gators play University of Missouri Tigers at UF’s homecoming football game, October 15, 2016. The staff at AgNet Media are excited to support an […]
  • Why Should Growers Take the Bactericide Survey?
    With the 2016 Citrus Expo approaching, Harold Browning, chief operations officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), is reminding Florida growers to take the bactericide survey if they haven’t already done so. The deadline to complete the survey is August 5. It can be found online at citrusexpo.net. Browning said that the bactericide […]