Everett Griner talks about home preserving foods increasing in today’s Agri View.
So far this year, food shoppers are seeing more price declines than increases. Gary Crawford has the story.
It’ll be a little tough to find California prunes on the market this season as a perfect storm hit the crop during bloom.
ACP quarantines and restrictions that come with them apply to everyone, commercial and residential. Some examples of not following the rules proves the need for more outreach.
Meetings will provide information to growers who are interested in the new strawberry crop insurance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Risk Management Agency will provide an overview of the new strawberry insurance program.
Cathy Isom tells us about getting the berry best when it comes to picking, buying and storing Strawberries. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Researchers are looking for new crops like dragon fruit for different areas of the state and that’s especially important in a region where their major crops are facing devastating pests.
There is something special about the taste of strawberries picked straight off of the vine. Cathy Isom tells us about a celebration day to have us grabbing our baskets. You won’t want to miss celebrating this sweet and tasty holiday. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
“The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have reaffirmed what thousands of other studies have found, and what farmers, scientists and educated consumers have known all along: genetically engineered crops are safe and beneficial to agriculture, human health and the environment.
An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two crop-improvement approaches.
USDA researchers will soon establish the start of what will be a long-term measuring process of how well we are doing in reducing food loss and food waste. Rob Bain has the report.
The next time you’re in the supermarket strolling around the produce section take a good look at all of the fruits and vegetables. There may be more than a few you might not recognize. Or, you recognize the name but you’ve never tried them and had no idea what to do with them.
An Environmental Protection Agency official shared recently with farm broadcasters his agency’s efforts to address pollinator health concerns. Efforts that include state managed pollinator protection plans and taking another look at the neonicotinoid class.
Food production in California—always risky business—has become increasingly complex and unpredictable. Farmers say recent meager irrigation water-supply announcements for some of the state’s growing regions have further complicated planting and operating decisions for 2016.
A yearly list generated by an environmental non-profit recently rated strawberries as the most pesticide-contaminated produce. The California Strawberry Commission asserts that science says otherwise and the organization’s media is sometimes contradictory.
USDA Announces Program Helping Smaller Producers Reach New Markets The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the official launch of GroupGAP, a new certification program that helps small and mid-sized growers and cooperatives meet retailers’ on-farm food safety requirements.
If you’re considering starting your own strawberry patch right at home the good news is that they’re super easy to deal with, can produce a lot throughout the year, and are perennial plants. Today Cathy Isom gives us some insight about growing our own strawberries. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Can shoppers in a supermarket be nudged to buy healthier foods, for example, buying items for a complete meal with all of the food groups? Cathy Isom tells us how a university has conducted a test giving food shoppers a nudge toward more healthful choices. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Would you buy more fruits and vegetables if they were right there in the supermarket checkout aisle, say next to your favorite candy bar or junk magazine? Are stores really moving fresh produce to the supermarket checkout aisle? Cathy Isom has that story ahead on This Land of Ours.
The Light Brown Apple Moth Quarantine regulatory constraints are being lifted in the Oxnard area of Ventura County and the Linden area of San Joaquin County based on the life cycle projection model. The Light Brown Apple Moth Quarantine Boundary has changed in the following grids: