Cherry harvest in California is just about wrapped up and growers are excited to make up for the previous years of disappointing returns. The official estimate was 8.5 million boxes but Executive Director for California Cherry Board, Chris Zanobini noted they are already closer to 9 million boxes. The 2016 harvest of only 5.17 million boxes was the most successful …
President Donald Trump announced today that the U.S. will withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement, an accord among 192 nations to combat the potentially devastating impacts of climate change. Echoing concerns raised in a recent letter to President Trump, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the President’s decision rejects science and U.S. leadership in an effort that requires …
Everett Griner talks about how some people look at climate change differently in today’s Agri View. Here is an interesting feature that I have knowledge about. It is about climate change and the reason some people see it differently. Including farmers. You see, there is a difference between climate and weather. The feature I just read points …
Everett Griner talks about the impact weather has had on our food producers in today’s Agri View. You know it takes good weather to produce a good crop. The past 12 months have been one of the most disastrous years in decades for farmers all across the country. The very southern portion, from the Carolinas to Texas …
Everett Griner talks about the damaging weather is not over for farmers in today’s Agri View. I just heard a local forecaster say that last winter was the warmest winter we have had across the south, which is from Georgia to Arizona, since 1917. I do know that a record number of destructive storms, and tornadoes, have …
Frequent rains and wind caused a few hurdles for California almond growers, whose orchards could have benefited from more calm weather to encourage fly time from honeybees to pollinate and set the 2017 crop. As farmers evaluate their orchards in advance of the first official government estimate, they say the almond crop looks good, all things considered. The U.S. Department …
Everett Griner talks about how the warm winter weather brought trouble in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about California drenched buy much needed rain in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about storm destroying 115 year old trees in today’s Agri View.
Tropical waters in the Pacific Ocean are said to be warming at an increasingly substantial rate, leading some to believe the time it will take for another round of El Nino appears to be getting shorter and shorter.
Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other impacts on California farms and ranches. The storms also added more water to an already overtaxed system, and led to renewed calls to modernize the system.
All of the rain this winter is a welcomed sight, but it also brings back some serious botryosphaeria concerns growers haven’t seen in a while.
This weekend’s rains in Southern California – potentially the area’s largest rain event this decade – have potential to both improve water supplies and create flash flooding events. Rod Bain has the story.
The uncommon wet weather continues in California. The excessive precipitation shows the need for more water storage, and citrus leaders say progress on projects is necessary.
Everett Griner talks about another opinion on weather changes in today’s Agri View.
Calculating chill hours for pistachio trees has become more challenging as “normal” seasonal weather is changing. The warmer, wet winter in California may be complicating the issue even more.
Scientists say if global temperatures continue to rise, the United States faces big drops in harvests of major food crops by 2100.
Sometimes, it takes a dry sense of humor to deal with a years-long drought—especially when you’ve watched a wave of storms hammer Northern California and realize your end of the state is missing out. “Better rain dances” is what Ken Doty said he’d need to alleviate the parched conditions at his Goleta orchards, where he grows avocados and citrus.
California received an uncommon amount of precipitation the first half of January, and more is expected. Citrus leaders said the rain hasn’t put a damper on harvest, and this season is looking good for the industry.
January has brought drenching rains to a majority of California. Some areas have seen four times the historical precipitation average. The recent storms are putting a dent in the state’s prolonged drought, but experts say more rain is probably needed.