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New CA Water Bond on the November 2018 Ballot

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Great news for growers!  The California Water Bond has been officially approved for the 2018 ballot.  So what does it entail?  Watch this brief video interview with Gerald Meral from the Natural Heritage Institute as he explains and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be sure …

SB 623 to Protect CA Farmers from Water Board & Provide Safe Drinking Water

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Farmers in multiple regions of California have been receiving threatening letters from the State Water Board, imposing enormous fines and demanding them to provide clean drinking water to their communities.  The Water Board is preparing to send out hundreds more of these letters to farmers throughout the state.  This is not just; and to …

Record-Breaking Almond Crop Predicted for 2018

In spite of concerns about freezing weather during almond bloom, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record crop in 2018. According to the NASS 2018 Almond Subjective Forecast issued today, California almond orchards are expected to produce 2.30 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 1.3% from last year’s 2.27 billion-pound crop.[1] “Almond …

George Soares Addresses Legislative & Regulatory Burden on CA Farmers

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Amidst all the political and regulatory turmoil growers deal with in California, they continue trying to do what they do best, and Ag lobbyists like George Soares who spoke at the Annual Pistachio Conference, are doing their best to relay the grower message in Sacramento to limit and reduce the overwhelming legislative and regulatory …

CA Ag Legislative Update with Jim Zion

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor There is a lot going on in Ag politics right now. Other than the tariff wars going on currently, check out what Jim Zion shared in his legislative update report at the recent Pistachio Conference in this brief interview. Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be …

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Announces Farm Bill Priorities

Washington, D. C., (April 27, 2018) – The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 120 specialty crop organizations, has announced its 2018 farm bill priorities focusing on programs for a healthier America heading into Wednesday’s U.S. House Agriculture Committee meeting on the Farm Bill. The SCFBA appreciates House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway recognizing the importance of …

Pistachio Canopy Management with Bob Beede

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor When do you start pruning pistachios? Topping, hedging, hand-pruning… How do you go about it? Watch this interview with UCCE Emeritus Farm Advisor Bob Beede as he shares some tips at the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference. Read more about it in Bob’s monthly column in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video …

Introducing New Almond Alliance CEO & Upcoming Convention

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor The Almond Alliance of California recently announced new President and CEO Elaine Trevino, who just started on the job at the beginning of this month. It was sad to lose former CEO Kelly Covello, who made tremendous contributions to the association and the almond industry, but the Board is excited to embark on a …

Farmers Concerned About Potential New Tariffs

Sacramento, Calif., (April 5, 2018) – China has threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs on American exports following President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Agricultural exports are in the crosshairs, reported Thaddeus Miller in the Merced Sun-Star. China’s tariffs would first hit U.S. products such as avocados and nuts with 15 percent duties, the article says. …

New Early ‘Gumdrop’ Pistachio Variety is Finally Here

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor What if you could have a pistachio variety that you could harvest earlier to reduce the chances of having Navel Orangeworm damage and concern for Aflatoxin levels?  Well, the new early ‘Gumdrop’ pistachio is here.  At the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference, Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board talked about this new variety …

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