As of May 28, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 14.3 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2015. This production is a 2 percent increase from the final contracted production total from last year.
In today’s report we have the California Processing Tomato Report, the California Hay Report, the AZ/CA/NV Direct Feeder Cattle Review, the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report and the end of the day market numbers for other commodities.
California Processing Tomato Report
As of May 28, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 14.3 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2015. This production is a 2 percent increase from the final contracted production total from last year. Read the full report and ending market prices. →
A portion of Los Angeles County has been placed under quarantine for the guava fruit fly (GFF) following the detection of eight adult GFF within the City of Long Beach. The quarantine area in Los Angeles County measures 80 square miles, bordered on the north by Southern Avenue; on the south by E. Stearns Street; on the west by Central Avenue; and on the east by Norwalk Boulevard. A link to the quarantine map may be found here: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/gff/regulation.html.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week from Florida includes a report from a Peace River grower round table event and thoughts on how citrus health management areas (CHMAs) can improve. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman and Editorial Contributor Len Wilcox helped bring drone technology to the Red Bank Elementary Gate class in Clovis. Instructor Robin Hillman has been teaching her gate students all year about the many different aspects of California agriculture.
“We are undertaking a thorough analysis of the final WOTUS rule to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency listened to the substantive comments farmers and ranchers submitted during the comment period. Based on EPA’s aggressive advocacy campaign in support of its original proposed rule—and the agency’s numerous misstatements about the content and impact of that proposal—we find little comfort in the agency’s assurances that our concerns have been addressed in any meaningful way.
“Nothing left unregulated” is the apparent motto of the Environmental Protection Agency. Today, the Agency finalized its “Waters of the United States” proposed rule, which unilaterally strips private property rights and adds hundreds of thousands of stream miles and acres of land to federal jurisdiction.