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In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing carrot fritters with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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CottonRob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, with the new export forecasts for cotton.

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Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 12.8 million tons, averaging 49.6 tons per acre. The current forecasted production is 11 percent below the 2015 crop, and

2 percent below the May forecast. Continue reading

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Almond Industry
What is the current state of the almond industry and what’s ahead in the future? AgNet West talked with Richard Waycott, President and CEO of the Almond Board of California, for this week’s almond update.

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Sommet de l’Élevage Celebrating 25 Years

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The 25th annual Sommet de l’Élevage, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is gearing up for another year of premium livestock coverage. The event will be held on October 5–7, 2016.

AgNet Media, Inc. is proud to bring you on-site coverage of this event as Founder and President Gary Cooper travels to France to gain an international perspective on the global livestock industry.

Since its start in 1992, the Sommet de l’Élevage has expanded to host 1,400 exhibitors and over 2,000 animals. With a 1.9 million-square-foot showground, the Zénith d’Auvergne will be filled with Continue reading

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Cathy Isom checks out how we can  sprucing up our garden with a pallet. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Commodity trading
Today’s commodity report: California Weekly Hay, California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report, Shell Eggs: Daily National Egg Market and other commodity end of the day market numbers.

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

The California Dairy Mid-Year Review 2016 has been posted to the CDFA Dairy Marketing Branch website. Check ending market prices. →

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Scientists say malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. The new findings show odors emitted by chickens may provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases. Continue reading

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U.S. corn sales to Algeria are making a strong showing in 2016, doubling 2014-15 marketing year imports. A U.S. Department of Agriculture’ export sales report showed 527,000 metric tons—20.7 million bushels—of U.S. corn being exported to Algeria in the 2015-16 marketing year, more than double the sales from the last marketing year of 238,000 metric tons. Continue reading

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Trading hemp derivatives is becoming a reality in the United States. The Wall Street Journal reports the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved the first exchange for hemp derivatives when it allowed Seed SEF to register a swap execution facility, which is a trading platform. Continue reading

sugar industryThe sugar industry is fighting back against the American Heart Association’s strict new recommendations for added sugars for kids. The Sugar Association described the guidelines as “baffling” and said the added sugars dialogue “has lost its scientific integrity.” Continue reading

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The Chicago Tribune editorial board says “global trade is the reality, and should be promoted.” Published this week, an editorial by the Tribune says failure by Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership would leave farmers in the Midwest vulnerable because trade is a competitive game and market share is always in flux. The editorial calls trade a healthy form of competition. Continue reading

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China’s recent move to add the U.S. to a list of Zika-infected countries is worrying U.S. exporters. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports U.S. exporters fear they will be required to fumigate all containers destined for China, costing an estimated $100 to $200 per container. Exporters who ship everything from agriculture products and chemicals to engine parts say they fear that conflicting information from Chinese customs officials about the new requirements could result in delays and lost business. Small and medium exporters say they stand to be hurt the most from any supply-chain disruptions. American exporters ship about 5.1 million containers, worth about $255 billion a year to China, according to the Agriculture Transportation Coalition.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.

duck eggs
Everett Griner talks about the use and demand for duck eggs increasing in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing carrot duck soup with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
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2017 U.S. agricultural exports could show their first yearly increase since 2013.

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Dealing with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticide ban when you still have existing stocks of the product. An appeals court has upheld the EPA’s ban on flubendiamide, which is marketed in the U.S. as Bayer’s Belt Insecticide.

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Meat thermometers are essential for safe cooking, but few of us actually use them. Gary Crawford has more on 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


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