Monthly Archives: February 2017

John Vlahos Passes Away

Modesto, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The California dairy industry lost one of its top legal minds and advocates last week. John Vlahos, who had been an integral part of the California milk pricing world since 1964 –defending California dairy farmers at the state appellate court level all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, has passed away. Mr. …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – Another wet week, with temperatures staying steady. Widespread freezes were reported Thursday through Saturday across the State. Rainfall followed a similar pattern Monday through Wednesday, with the heaviest rains falling in the northwestern mountains, and the northern and central Sierra foothills. Four to five inches of rain fell in these places, with two to …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The California Cotton Pest Control Board

Sacramento, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing three vacancies on the California Cotton Pest Control Board. This advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Pink Bollworm Control Program. The term of office for a board member is unlimited. Members receive no …

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

For the first time in recorded history, California is suffering from both an emergency state of drought and flood simultaneously. Watch this video interview with California Ag Network and Aubrey Bettencourt from the California Water Alliance as she describes the current water crisis at hand.

USDA Holds Informational Session In Clovis

Clovis, Calif., (February 27, 2017) – USDA officials came to Clovis to give a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) 101 lesson to an eager crowd. The attendees, which included approximately 65 producers, processors, media and attorneys, learned about the ins and outs of FMMOs through an hour- long presentation. In particular, details of the California FMMO proposal were outlined and …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program Advisory Board

Sacramento, Calif., (February 27, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program. The term of office for a board member is …

Melting Sea Ice May Be Speeding Nature’s Clock in the Arctic

Davis, Calif., (February 27, 2017) – Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing sea ice cover, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters and led by the University of California, Davis. The timing of seasonal events, such …

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