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dairy cows in milking parlorEverett Griner talks about dairy farmers being targeted in today’s Agri View.

Environmentalists Tug-of-War

Trap in citrus tree for ACP
Trapping for Asian citrus psyllids is not an exact science. AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman tells us how a tree went undetected for some time in Tulare County.

All ACP life stages went undetected ->

brodacasting microphoneIn today’s Farm City Newsday, Sabrina Hill continues her reports from the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Sacramento. She also talks with Ryan Jacobsen about tonight’s Valley’s Gold. Taylor Hillman reports on the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Plus, the market update, livestock report and more.
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drip-irrigation
How efficient is your irrigation system running? If you haven’t tested it lately, you may be losing crop. AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman has the story.

Hear how much yield you could be losing ->

Commodities TradingToday we have the the USDA Monthly Field Crop Acreage Report and the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report along with the closing market numbers for other commodities.

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chicks eggs incubatorBroiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 3 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 215 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 19, 2014, up 3 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 206 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 19, 2014, up 3 percent from the year earlier. Average hatchability for Read the full report. →

eggsPrices are steady. Trade sentiment is steady. Demand is light to moderate on moderate offerings. Supplies are light to moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. Get benchmark prices. →

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi. (Tom Watts/UC Davis graphics and China map from Wikimedia Commons)

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi. (Tom Watts/UC Davis graphics and China map from Wikimedia Commons)

Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, today signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting between high-level officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. lEARN MORE. →

usda-logoAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Biomass owners who supply these facilities may qualify for BCAP delivery assistance starting July 28, 2014. Check state locations. →

Farm BillEverett Griner talks about the challenges behind a proposed Farm Bill in today’s Agri View.

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unmanned-drone2In today’s Farm City Newsday, Sabrina Hill reports from the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Sacramento. Taylor Hillman reports on the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Plus, the market update, livestock report and more.

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Commodities TradingToday we have the monthly USDA Chickens and Eggs report as well as the monthly Cold Storage Report. Also the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report and the Weekly Nonfat Dry Milk Powder report issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Dairy Marketing Branch for the Nonfat Dry Milk.

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Trap in citrus tree for ACP
Tulare County Ag Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita says Tulare County’s Asian citrus psyllid situation has leveled off as the quarantine boundary grows in small increments. Like many others, trapping for psyllids and testing for Huanglongbing has been frustrating for Kinoshita.

Hear when the peek time is for ACP ->

cereal crops and harvestBarley:

  • California’s barley harvested acreage is forecast at 20,000, 50 percent below last year, while its planted acreage is at a record low of 80,000 acres.

Corn:

White eggs in a boxPrices are steady with a steady undertone. Retail and food service demand is in a full range of light to good, mostly moderate to fairly good. Warehouse buyers are purchasing on an as needed only basis as they carefully monitor their current inventories. Supplies are light to moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. Monday’s shell egg inventories increased 3.1% in the Southwest and 8.6% in the Northwest. Check benchmark prices. →

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