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Introducing the Mega Kiwi with California Grower Jerry Kliewer

Jerry Kliewer and his family have been growing kiwifruit in the Central Valley since the 1970s, but they are on to something really BIG now with a new variety they have introduced to America, known as the Mega Kiwi. Watch this brief video interview as Jerry talks about growing this new variety, and read more about it in the November …

New AgTech Startups from Portugal Share Services at Fresno State

Technological Innovations in Agriculture are playing a key role in helping American farmers succeed in adapting to meet today’s challenges and remaining sustainable well into the future. But these new technologies need to start somewhere, and sometimes ‘somewhere’ can be far away in distant lands. Check out this video featuring several AgTech Startup Companies out of Portugal who visited the …

Four Companies Shaking Up Food Safety

The CDC estimates that 48 million people get sick due to foodborne illness each year – but what if they didn’t have to? Can you imagine a world without foodborne illness? That’s the dream, right? Well, these four emerging technology companies are working hard to make that dream a reality. IBM Block chain is a buzz word in Food Safety …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: October 2018 Issue

California Dairy Magazine October Issue

Bordessa Dairy Featured In Scaling Up Climate Smart Ag Event Producers, Officials Discuss Role of Ag in Creating Solutions Changing Manure Management to Reduce Dairy Methane Emissions Detailed Study Provides “Whole Dairy” Methane Analysis in CA Dairy Safety 101 Revisiting Dairy Hazard Prevention CA Federal Milk Marketing Order Implementation Underway CDFA Sets Final Prices – Up from September

Record High CA Raisin Price Established for 2018 Crop

The Raisin Bargaining Association and packers came to an agreement on October 19th to establish the highest price ever in California raisin history for the 2018 California raisin crop.  Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian as he shares the price and update on inventory. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine, and be sure to attend …

California Crop/Weather Report Week Ending October 21, 2018

USDA Crop/Weather Report

WEATHER Low pressure aloft across the state led to cool conditions through midweek. Temperatures rested at below to near normal levels during the first half of the week. By midweek, the low pressure aloft moved toward the east allowing for high pressure to build over the region. This allowed for a warming trend to develop in which temperatures were expected …

FDA’s “Intentional Adulteration” Rule

Don’t Get Behind As with many of FDA’s new rules that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Intentional Adulteration rule sets a standard for the industry that’s similar to what many food processors already have in place.  Companies which have a GFSI certification, like SQF or BRC, already have something called a “Food Defense” plan that includes …

Presidential Order Restores Western Water Supplies

Today’s order by President Trump will provide welcome relief to Western farmers, cities, rural communities and wildlife refuges that have struggled under water supply rules that are long overdue for an update. Prioritizing national interest and the value of California food production, the president’s order requires the re-consultation of the biological opinions to be completed and fully implemented by August …

Madera Grape Grower Steve Schafer Receives CAWG’s Highest Honor

If you missed the CAWG Summer Conference this year, be sure to check out this video presentation honoring the CAWG Grower of the Year, Steve Schafer. Diversified grower and Vintner in Madera, Schafer grew up in the industry and has also been involved in the community. He has served on many grower boards and leadership roles. Watch this video and …

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