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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

Botryosphaeria concerns
All of the rain this winter is a welcomed sight, but it also brings back some serious botryosphaeria concerns growers haven’t seen in a while. Continue reading

bees
Cathy Isom tells us about the small mid-western town hoping to create a lot of buzz for bees and other pollinators. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

avian flu
Everett Griner talks about Avian Flu spreading overseas in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

Asparagus Puree
In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing asparagus puree with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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California Rain
This weekend’s rains in Southern California – potentially the area’s largest rain event this decade – have potential to both improve water supplies and create flash flooding events. Rod Bain has the story.

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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

Cows at California Dairy The USDA will head to the Clovis area on Wednesday, February 22, to follow up on the California dairy proposal it released earlier this month. That proposal was the recommendation of a federal milk marketing order, which would incorporate all of California. California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross said Wednesday’s session is an important part of the process.

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day
Cathy Isom tells us about some one president which gave us a sweet and delicious way to celebrate President’s Day. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

day without immigrants
Last week’s Day Without Immigrants protests caused some slowdowns at meatpacking operations in the United States, but Tyson Foods and Cargill said all plants were operational last Thursday. Continue reading

east coast dock workers
Dock workers and cargo companies along the east coast are getting an early start to contract negotiations, an effort that could prevent a port slowdown like the one seen on the west coast during 2015. Continue reading

class action
Farmers have filed a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over dicamba herbicide drift issues. The lawsuit focuses on the off-label use of dicamba that led to drift damage in ten states last year. DTN says the new case, a class action suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Missouri, has two farmers from Missouri as lead plaintiffs. The lawsuit was filed by the same Missouri-based legal firm that also sued Monsanto over dicamba drift in November 2016 on behalf of a Missouri fruit and row-crop operation. Attorneys representing the farmers say they expect “hundreds of farmers” will eventually join the class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is open to farmers who experienced damage from illegal dicamba drift in 2016 from Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Illegal, off-label, over the top use of a Monsanto dicamba product led to drift damage to crops that were not tolerant to dicamba. The new lawsuit contends that Monsanto is responsible for the off-label dicamba use and damage.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.

yellow corn
Mexico is turning its attention to South America, given uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Mexico’s agriculture minister last week announced he would lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn from the two nations. Continue reading

living
Everett Griner talks about rural living not being so bad in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →


In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing chewy caramel with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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ACP Management
The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) will hold meetings in the southern Central Valley about coordinated Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) treatments. Organizers said communication between growers is essential for effective area-wide ACP management. Continue reading

world ag expo
The 2017 World Ag Expo came to a close on February 16, 2017, with large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and a little bit of rain. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition was held at the International Agri-Center and featured 1,480 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The three day show hosted 105,780 attendees representing 43 states and 71 countries. Continue reading

Pruitt

Pruitt

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Administrator Pruitt was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito at 5:40pm this evening (Friday, February 17, 2017) and subsequently resigned as Attorney General of Oklahoma.

Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission.

Pruitt became a national leader through a career of advocating to keep power in the hands of hardworking Americans. He has a proven record of working with industry, farmers, ranchers, landowners, small business owners and others to protect our natural resources. Continue reading

nass hall fame
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) inducted to its Hall of Fame two retired agency leaders whose impact continues to resonate today. The NASS Hall of Fame honors individuals whose work at the agency has had a lasting impact on agricultural statistics and the service NASS provides. Continue reading

conaway scott pruitt

Conaway


The Senate approved the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement. Continue reading

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