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Good Year So Far for California Cotton, ‘Knock on Wood’

Despite the various challenges related to water and labor, California cotton growers are making the best of it. Back in April, preliminary estimates were for cotton acreage to increase by ... Read More The post Good Year So Far for California Cotton, ‘Knock on Wood’ appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

AgNet News Hour: Tuesday, 08-16-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers the industry’s reactions to Newsom’s water supply strategy, the most significant changes to ... Read More The post AgNet News Hour: Tuesday, 08-16-22 appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Shift in Table Grape Growing from Traditional Cultivars to Licensed Varieties

Table grape production in California demonstrates how breeding innovations keep the industry moving forward. Senior Fresh Produce Analyst for RaboResearch, David Magaña said that growers have been shifting away from ... Read More The post Shift in Table Grape Growing from Traditional Cultivars to Licensed Varieties appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Technology to Prevent Pest Invasions

Using technology to prevent pest invasions. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This week we’re focusing on technology in agriculture. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ... Read More The post Technology to Prevent Pest Invasions appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Inflation Hitting Farm Families

Inflation is ‘front and center’ for agriculture and other sectors as Washington lawmakers fight over ways to control it ahead of the November midterm elections. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says ... Read More The post Inflation Hitting Farm Families appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

AgNet News Hour: Monday, 08-15-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers a new mitigation strategy for broomrape that is expected for next cropping year, ... Read More The post AgNet News Hour: Monday, 08-15-22 appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Zero-Emission Agricultural UTV Program Immensely Popular and Successful

On August 1, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District relaunched the Zero-Emission Ag Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Voucher Program. The incentive program will cover up to 75 percent of the ... Read More The post Zero-Emission Agricultural UTV Program Immensely Popular and Successful appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

New Mitigation Strategy for Broomrape is Expected for Next Cropping Year

Tomato growers dealing with branched broomrape are likely to have another mitigation strategy available to them for the next cropping season. The weed has been appearing more frequently over the ... Read More The post New Mitigation Strategy for Broomrape is Expected for Next Cropping Year appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Science is an Important Part of Agriculture

Science is a big part of modern agriculture, and we’re taking a look at some of the ways it’s put to use. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. ... Read More The post Science is an Important Part of Agriculture appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Week in Review: Impacts of Unseasonal Rain & Olives Take $30 Million Hit from Freeze

Unusual weather brought thunderstorms and unseasonal rain to multiple areas of California last week. Innovation will likely have a more pronounced effect on the future of ag labor as opposed ... Read More The post Week in Review: Impacts of Unseasonal Rain & Olives Take $30 Million Hit from Freeze appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

The California Kitchen: Brûléed Brown Turkey Figs

In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Brûléed Brown Turkey Figs with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 6 Figs 1/4 2 T ... Read More The post The California Kitchen: Brûléed Brown Turkey Figs appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Newsom’s New Water Strategy: ‘Bold and Comprehensive’

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new water strategy for California to address drought conditions created by extreme weather patterns. The plan outlined in California’s Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a ... Read More The post Newsom’s New Water Strategy: ‘Bold and Comprehensive’ appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

AgNet News Hour: Friday, 08-12-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers using parasitoid wasps to combat spotted wing drosophila, the potential for runner cutter ... Read More The post AgNet News Hour: Friday, 08-12-22 appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

AgTechX Food Safety Technology Event at Reedley College August 18

A food safety technology event is coming up next week in Reedley. Hosted by Western Growers, the Center for Produce Safety, and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, ... Read More The post AgTechX Food Safety Technology Event at Reedley College August 18 appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Higher Beef Prices Could Follow Shrinking U.S. Cattle Herd

The nation’s cattle herd is shrinking and that could mean higher prices at the grocery store. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. American shoppers struggling with inflation are ... Read More The post Higher Beef Prices Could Follow Shrinking U.S. Cattle Herd appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Research Efforts to Provide Better Picture of Watergrass Issues in Rice

Research efforts are beginning to provide a better picture of watergrass issues in rice fields. Rice Farm Advisor for Sutter, Yuba, Placer, and Sacramento Counties Whitney Brim-Deforest conducted a survey ... Read More The post Research Efforts to Provide Better Picture of Watergrass Issues in Rice appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

AgNet News Hour: Thursday, 08-11-22

Get the latest agriculture news in today’s AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show covers the DPR’s proposed pesticide notification systems and some issues with its public comment period. ... Read More The post AgNet News Hour: Thursday, 08-11-22 appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Almond Update: ABC Board of Directors Begins Its New Term

The Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) officially began its new term on August 1. The ABC Board of Directors plays a significant role in the ... Read More The post Almond Update: ABC Board of Directors Begins Its New Term appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

New Push for Rural Broadband

Another push to expand rural broadband access. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There’s another attempt to increase rural access to broadband. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and ... Read More The post New Push for Rural Broadband appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading

Inflation Reduction Act Includes $4 Billion for Drought Relief

Passed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 51-50, the Inflation Reduction Act includes substantial funding for drought relief. Western Democrats including Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Dianne Feinstein were ... Read More The post Inflation Reduction Act Includes $4 Billion for Drought Relief appeared first on AgNet West. ... Continue Reading