Monthly Archives: November 2017

The National Young Farmer Survey – Big Opportunities And Profound Challenges Ahead

Washington, D. C., (November 30, 2017) – Excerpted from  executive summary: Farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one, and U.S. farmland is overwhelmingly concentrated in the hands of older farmers. Nearly two-thirds of farmland is currently managed by someone over 55. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that over …

Visit Mountain Mandrin Orchards for Tasty Treats

Penryn, Calif., (November 30, 2017) – Nestled in the rolling foothills of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento, are more than 35 beautiful small family farms growing mandarin oranges. The warm days and cool nights in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn make this area a perfect place to grow sweet, juicy, seedless mandarins. Welsh settlers in the town of …

Agriculture’s Response in a Crisis

Santa Rosa, Calif., (November 30, 2017) – Monday, October 9th marked the beginning of the worst firestorm in California history. As parts of Sonoma County were devastated by wildfires, our agriculture community stepped up to protect livestock and property. There are many accounts of this, including SCFB board members Doug and Jennifer Beretta moving cattle from Sonoma Mountain to Farm …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: November Issue

California Dairy Digital Magazine: November Issue

The November issue of California Dairy Magazine is now available to read online! Read the latest California Dairy & Feed industry news and technology.  Here’s a peek of what’s inside: From Cow to Customer with Duivenvoorden Farms The Daddy of All Cows Problematic Weeds for Low Desert Sorghum Production Use of Antibiotics on California Dairies CA Milk Prices Rise for the Most …

California Citrus Nursery Society 2017 Annual Meeting Rec

Temecula, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – The 2017 California Citrus Nursery Society (CCNS) annual meeting was held at the Embassy Suites in Temecula, CA on November 2, 2017. CRB Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Mojtaba Mohammadi and CRB Director of Communications, Carolina Evangelo attended the meeting which was led by CCNS Executive Director, Tom Delfino. The meeting featured talks from the …

Sonoma County Agriculture Community Shows Strength and Resilience Following North Bay Wildfires

Santa Rosa, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – On October 9th, Sonoma County woke up to a natural disaster no one expected. Over the next week, more than 100,000 acres burned in Sonoma County and neighboring counties were also battling wildfires. During this time, fires in the North Bay burned an area larger than New York City. Despite the devastation our …

Theft Prevention

Santa Rosa, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – According to the California Peace Officer’s Penal Code (PC) article 487 Grand Theft is a value over $950.00, Farm Crops over $250.00, Fish or Aquaculture Products, Theft from Person, Livestock Theft, Precious Metal Theft and so on. Grand Theft is considered a felony and should be reported to Law Enforcement as soon as …

How Farms can Donate Fresh Food for Tax Deductions

Charitable Contributions for Farmers It is common for businesses to receive tax deductions for cash donations, but did you know that the agriculture community can donate fresh foods for a similar benefit? California farmers and agriculture businesses have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits and vegetables in return for some pretty hefty tax breaks. How much is the deduction?  In …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (November 28, 2017) – Most of the State experienced some rain last week. The rain was associated with a passing storm system. Temperatures were slightly warmer than typical for this time of the year. The average temperatures across the state ranged from the 40s to the 70s. Some locations reported close to 2.00 inches of precipitation. Temperature highs were in …

USDA Provides More Than $10 Million to Help Caribbean Area Farmers Recover Following Hurricanes

San Juan, Puerto Rico, (November 28, 2017) – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María. This investment through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is one more option available through USDA to aid …

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