Technical Review Committee Members Wanted

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TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED FOR CALIFORNIA SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM Individuals with interest and expertise in the agricultural sector are encouraged to apply. SACRAMENTO, November 2, 2012 – California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is announcing the opportunity to serve as a reviewer on the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Technical Review Committee. This …

CA Specialty Crop Block Grant Workshops

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SCHEDULE SET FOR 2013 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS Workshops to be held in Monterey, Los Angeles, Imperial, Fresno, Tulare, Lake, & Yolo County SACRAMENTO, October 11, 2012 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be conducting workshops and webinars on the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program competitive solicitation process. All prospective applicants are encouraged to participate. …

U.S. – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

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Statement of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on U.S. – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement WASHINGTON, October 22, 2012- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the U.S. – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement: “The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA) enters into force next week, eliminating tariffs and other barriers to U.S. goods and services, promoting economic growth, and …

EPA Honors Fresno State’s WET Center

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Receives Environmental Award for Efficient Water Infrastructure SAN FRANCISCO -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized California State University, Fresno’s Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center at an environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Efficient Water Infrastructure Award was presented at Fresno State to the WET Center’s David Zoldoske. “EPA applauds Fresno State’s Water, …

Meetings Planned for Discussion on Hispanic/Women Discrimination

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USDA is Holding the meetings due to possible loan discrimination claims. Val Dolcini, State Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency – California, is inviting community leaders to attend a meetingto learn about a new program. To view the invite letter, CLICK HERE. For the List of California Meetings (Oct. 10, 2012 to Jan. 23, 2013), CLICK HERE. For the Poster/flyer …

Urge Governor Brown to Veto Heat Illness Bills

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Grape and Tree Fruit League Urge Governor Brown to Veto Heat Illness Bills In a recent OnTarget Newsletter from the Fresno-based California Grape and Tree Fruit League, two labor-driven bills await action by Governor Jerry Brown where he has until September 30 to sign or veto all pending legislation. AB 2346 (Butler, D-El Segundo) creates a private right of action …

Agribusiness Management Conference Nov. 7th

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Economists, academic and business experts will discuss the economic outlook, global trade, California water quality, federal farm policy and other key issues Nov. 7 at the 31st annual Agribusiness Management Conference at Fresno’s Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. The event is sponsored by Fresno State’s Center for Agricultural Business (CAB) and Bank of America in partnership with more than 20 …

California Video Shuts Down Slaughterhouse

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Statement from Dave Daley, Ph.D., California State University, Chico, on Undercover Videos at California Processing Facility DENVER (Aug. 21, 2012 – Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Association) – Federal regulators have suspended operation of a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing alleged abuse to dairy cows. Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which inspects meat facilities, suspended operations …

Animal Rights Activists vs Beef Checkoff

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) News Release WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2012) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander expressed disgust following an announcement that the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has formed a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to destroy more than 25 years of market development and consumer demand building by the …

AgNet West Radio Network Covers California; Announces Sales Representative

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Network Announces J. L. Farmakis, Inc. as National Sales Representative; “KROP” Radio First of a Dozen Charter Affiliates Joining Network; All Major California Ag Areas Covered with Prime Network Airtimes (Ocala, FL / Clovis, CA) – AgNet West Radio Network is pleased to announce it has hired J.L. Farmakis, Inc. to represent its national sales efforts. The network launched July …

Report Cites Big Health Benefits

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Source: California Grape and Tree Fruit League According to new studies by a Texas research team, peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study, which will be presented at the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia next August, showed

Walnut Twig Beetle Trapping Guidelines

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Source: University of California The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has just published trapping guidelines for the detection of the walnut twig beetle. This tiny beetle, only several millimeters long, is the vector of the fungus that causes thousand cankers disease. “The disease has