Ted Batkin, president of the California Citrus Research Board said the early finds are going to have to take some sleuth work to determine how the psyllids got into Tulare County, the heart of the Central Valley citrus industry.
US Customs and Border Patrol is in talks with Mexican officials to speed up inspections of fresh produce and other agricultural commodities at the border in Mexico by moving the screening process slightly away from the border.
Western Growers Association is currently rolling out a campaign for external audiences, such opinion leaders, elected officials and journalists, about what Western Growers farmers do and what they require to continue to provide nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables, and tree nuts for the health of the nation.
The holidays are in full swing, and that means it’s Christmas Tree season. Sabrina Hill has more on this year’s harvest, and why some say live trees are better for the earth than artificial trees. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
WASHINGTON – Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the House Republican Conference re-elected him to serve
A new study shows the future of agriculture depends on science, especially in the forms of research and development. Sabrina Hill has the story. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Water agencies in California, Arizona, and Nevada will soon be buying water from Mexico, under the terms of a recent agreement, but one of California’s major agricultural counties refused to sign the deal. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
You’ve heard to spots encouraging you to “buy local” this holiday season, but how about to “buy ag”? Sabrina Hill has the story. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
California egg farmers have filed a lawsuit against the state, saying a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures is unconstitutionally vague. Sabrina Hill reports. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Tim Nilson, a turkey rancher in Sacramento County, is one of nine finalists in the “Faces of Farming and Ranching” competition. Click on “Faces of Farming and Ranching,” to learn more about the candidates, and vote for the one you think is best.
Hanford dairyman Dino Giacomazzi has received the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award from the California Farm Bureau. He won the $10,000 prize for using conservation tillage on all his feed crops.
Ag groups from around the nation sent a letter to congress, asking for a vote on the 2012 farm bill. Sabrina Hill has more. Click to Open or Download Audio Report A link to the letter in full is below.
Scholarships are available for small-scale farmers who would not otherwise have funding to attend the California Small Farm Conference.
Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling bagged spinach after USDA inspectors detected Salmonella in a random inspection. The recall is on select bags of pre-washed salad. The bags were distributed to 18 states, including California. The recall is for 9-ounce packages of Fresh Express spinach with the use-by date of Nov. 7, and product code of S299B25. No illnesses have been …
The California Almond Conference is moving to Sacramento this year, having outgrown the long-time Modesto venue. The conference is December 11 – 13 at the Sacramento Convention Center. It will feature workshops on sustainability programs, spray calibration, honey bee colonies, and an economic update. The conference will also have the annual Almond Industry Trade Show and market updates. For more …
Farming keeps getting more high tech, so how can you keep up? One program wants to help. Sabrina Hill has more. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Three former United States Secretaries of Agriculture took the stage at the annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters this month in Kansas City. Sabrina Hill was there and has this report. Click to Open or Download Audio Report More sound from the meeting is listed below.
According to American Farm Bureau Federation‘s annual price survey, the retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner increased less than one-percent this year. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
The farm bill and estate tax are two big issues facing lawmakers when they return to Washington and according to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Colin Woodall, it will be business as usual. Click to Open or Download Audio Report
Renee Picanso, Census and Survey Division Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service tells us when the census forms will be expected back, and the procedure NASS will take if the forms are not completed and returned by producers. Cindy Zimmerman has the report. Click to Open or Download Audio Report USDA/NASS has a video that gives interesting facts about …