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Everett Griner talks about avocados attracting attention in today’s Agri View.

New Crop Possibilities

Pistachio nuts isolated on white backgroundIn today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing California Pressure Cooked Beets with a  Brule of  Pistachio and Honey with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here’s what you’ll need:
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California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger discusses what needs to happen now for immigration reform and why it’s vital to much of California’s agriculture.

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Adam Gray

As we told you earlier this week, Assemblymember Adam Gray has introduced three new water bills geared toward helping California farmers through drought. Sabrina Hill spoke with Gray to get the full story.

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In today’s Almond Update, Danielle Veenstra discusses how growers can continue to consider bee health even after bloom.

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Farm City logo5Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. Hear about a serious case of ag theft in Central California related to the West Coast port slowdown; A farm leader talks about California farmers and immigration reform, and what needs to happen now; We get details on three California new water bills introduced this week from the assemblymember who introduced them. Plus, experts weight in on possible answers to the public perception of GMOs. Hear all that and more of the day’s top agriculture news.

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Last year, we saw our food prices rise – in This Land of Ours – by about 2-percent overall. Will we pay more at the Grocery Store this year? Cathy Isom checks with an analyst to find out the answer.

Grocery Prices

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Cathy Isom checks out how fun technology is helping change bad eating habits.

Obesity Technology

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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes updates on research projects involving the creation of psyllids that don’t spread HLB and high-density citrus plantings grown in screenhouses. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

USDA_800px-logo_svgusda-ag-counts-logoWhat is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation’s farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says partners are needed to increase the number of meals in USDA’s Summer Feeding program, during this 40th year of the program.

Commodities Trading
In today’s report we have the USDA Fluid Milk and Cream Review (.pdf), the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report and the end of the day market numbers for other commodities.

Fluid Milk and Cream Review

Milk volumes coming off the farms are trending higher compared to just a week ago. Rain storms that rolled through southern California did not impact milk production. Sales into fluid accounts are generally Read the full report with commodity market ending prices. →

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Everett Griner talks about the beef industry still changing in today’s Agri View.

Less Flavor, More Cost

01-02-pistachio-dayIn today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing California Chocolate Pistachio Mousse with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here’s what you’ll need:
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The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau in conjunction with the organization, Agri-Culture, will again host the National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon.
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The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program has launched a new educational video for California citrus growers. The video details the area-wide management treatment strategy for combating the Asian citrus psyllid.
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The ripple effect of the port shutdown and shipment backup is being seen across the state and is creating opportunities for thieves.

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California is often referred to as a “sue happy State” for good reason.  At the 2015 Citrus Showcase growers will hear from Brian Leahy, Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) about the onslaught of lawsuits against DPR by activists attempting to force their agenda upon agriculture by strong-arming the department via the court system.

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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.