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The Almond Board of California is hosting its annual conference December 9-11 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The conference again is set to have a full slate of symposiums with various continuing education units available.
In today’s report we have the Butter and Cheese Report, the California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report and the ending market numbers for other commodities.
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California Apples for Processing
Utilization for week ending October 23, 2014 in tons: 2014 Crop
Total to date this season 33,242
Total to date last season 36,228
Total to date this season 3,756
Total to date last season 5,500
All Total 5,130
Total to date this season 36,998
Total to date last season 41,728
Milk production in California is steady to higher as cooler temperatures support cow comfort in the region. However, on the feed side of milk production, availability of supreme quality dairy cow alfalfa is tight. Recent sales for delivered, in-state or out-of-state dairy cow alfalfa hay ranged from $320 to $350/ton. Dry cow hay prices run from $220 – $235/ton, delivered. Operators report Read the full report. →
California growers face new regulations in 2015, requiring the use of volatile organic compounds with a low emission rate during much of the year. Sabrina Hill talks with a representative from Adama on how growers can meet these low-VOC regulations.
News Release from USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production.
“The future of America’s food supply depends on honey bees, and this effort is one way USDA is helping improve the health of honey bee populations,” Vilsack said. “Significant progress has been made in understanding the factors that are associated with Colony Collapse Disorder and the overall health of honey bees, and this funding will allow us to work with farmers and ranchers to apply that knowledge over a broader area.”
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.
“We want dairy producers to Learn more. →