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Everett Griner talks about new thoughts on bee preservation in today’s Agri View.

Bee Possibilities

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.

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Import Export
Today marks the end of a successful bipartisan effort and the beginning of better prospects for agricultural trade as President Obama signs Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) into law.
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Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009.
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In the first part of this series, Cathy Isom lets you know what you can do to keep your home cooler and that energy bill lower during the hottest days of summer.

AC Help-part 1

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, the bats and the bees, saving a hospital, and helping the Caribbean.

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Commodities Trading
In today’s report we have the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report and the end of the day market numbers for other commodities.

The California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report

Benchmark prices are 2 cents higher for Extra Large and Large with the remainder of prices unchanged. Trade sentiment is steady to higher. Retail demand is light to moderate while food service movement continues moderate to fairly good. Offerings and supplies are moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. Small benchmark price $2.34. Check ending market prices. →

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Everett Griner talks about potatoes and apples getting GMO approval in today’s Agri View.

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Green Beans
In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing green bean bacon souffle with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here’s what you’ll need:
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Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 is welcomed news for the people of the parched State of California and the Central Valley.

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AgNet West Farm News Director Sabrina Hill left the Golden State for the Midwest this week to learn about agriculture there and to bring the story of California agriculture firsthand to the area. She is participating in several farm tours. Here are photos and an interview from a hops farm in Arkansaw, Wisconsin.

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In the second part of her series, Cathy Isom checks out how rural businesses are benefiting from broadband and how the businesses are now thriving thanks to a commitment by the USDA.

Rural Broadband-part 2

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Everett Griner talks about the USDA funding Specialty Crops in today’s Agri View.

Specialty Crops

Green Beans
In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing spicy pickled green beans with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here’s what you’ll need:
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Today, the Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a $2.5 million dollar commitment to independent, third-­‐party research into next-­‐generation farming practices. The funding is part of an ongoing effort by the almond community to develop innovative production practices that lead to continued improvement in efficient and sustainable(1) farming.

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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week from Florida features a discussion from Florida Citrus Mutual President Larry Black about how new citrus plantings are working for growers. There is also a report from University of Florida’s Michael Rogers that addresses citrus fruit drop. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

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In today’s Almond Update, we hear about new regulations for California growers who use chlorpyrifos. Sabrina Hill has more.

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In the first of this series, Cathy Isom tells us where expansion efforts are underway to get more homes wired and connected for broadband internet.

Rural Broadband-part 1

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Everett Griner talks about climate change issues in today’s Agri View.

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Green Beans
In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing teriyaki green bean tempura with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here’s what you’ll need:
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Obama, Vilsack Visit to CA

AgNet West was the only network given a one-on-one interview with U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack during his visit to California to discuss the drought and the only farm news network given White House press approval for the President's visit.