Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (September 29, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Alfalfa fields continue to be irrigated, cut, and baled. Sorghum fields are being harvested. Corn silage continues to be harvested. Some cotton is still being irrigated, and bolls continue …

Tax Incentives for Exported Products

Tax Incentives for Exported Products

Walnut Creek, Calif., (September 29, 2017) – Doug Wright is the partner‐in‐charge of International Tax Services with Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc., the largest California‐based CPA firm and CalCPA’s leading IC‐DISC services provider. Doug is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers international tax partner with over 30 years of IC‐DISC consulting and implementation experience. He is a nationally‐recognized authority on the use of “shared …

California’s FREP/WPHA Conference Comes To Modesto On November 1-2, 2017

Sacramento, Calif., (September 29, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) are hosting their 25th annual fertilizer research conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Modesto, California, on November 1 and 2, 2017. This event brings together industry professionals and academic researchers to learn about …

CDFA Announces Extension Of Grant Application Deadline For The 2017 Alternative Manure Management Program

Sacramento, Calif., (September 28, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the grant application deadline for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), from October 2, 2017 to October 16, 2017 at 5 P.M. PDT. The AMMP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. The program will provide between nine and 16 …

War on Weeds Takes Toll on Beneficial Bacteria in the Soil

Ithaca, N. Y., (September 28, 2017) – As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds, they may inadvertently create underground casualties – unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria that help crops guard against enemy fungus, according to Cornell University research. Specifically, Cornell researchers found negative consequences of the weed-killing herbicide glyphosate on Pseudomonas, a soil-friendly bacteria. “Beneficial Pseudomonas in the …

State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss DACA’s Impact On Farmworker Community at October 3 Meeting

Sacramento, Calif., (September 28, 2017) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear perspectives from stakeholders within the agricultural community concerning recent federal changes to immigration policy which will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the California Department …

Big Fresno Fair, Fresno State Partner For ‘Feed The Need’ Food Drive

Fresno, Calif., (September 27, 2017) – The Big Fresno Fair is proud to announce its continued partnership with Fresno State to lead an on-campus food drive Monday, Sept. 25, to benefit the Fresno State Student Cupboard. The event is part of the ninth annual Big Fresno Fair “Feed the Need” Food Drive effort. Community members and Fresno State students, staff …

2018 WUD Grassroots Elections – Your Voice Matters!

Modesto, Calif., (September 27, 2017) – Western United Dairymen (Western) is a grassroots advocacy organization –that only works when you lend your voice and raise your hand. We’re embarking on a new era of advocacy that starts with you –the member, and we’d love to have you join our strong team of volunteers and lend your voice to the largest …

Rainstorm Pushes Back Raisin Price Negotiations

Rainstorm Pushes Back Raisin Price Negotiations

The eve prior to the last (unpredicted) rainstorm hitting the Central Valley, the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) Board of Directors met to agree on offering a price to the packers. Once the storm hit in the middle of the night though with raisins still on the ground, that offer was never officially made. Watch this brief interview with Kalem Barserian, …

Entomologist Frank Zalom Delivers 2017 ARS B. Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture at ASHS Conference

Waikoloa, Hawaii, (September 26, 2017) – “Significance of Integrated Pest Management to Sustainable Horticultural Production—Observations and Experiences” is the title of entomologist Frank G. Zalom’s 2017 ARS Benjamin Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture, which he delivered today at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Zalom is nationally and internationally renowned for his leadership developing research-based integrated …

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