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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 …

Bringing Persimmons into the Limelight

Albany, Calif., (November 16, 2017) – Persimmon is a sweet, flavorful fruit that hasn’t gotten much attention. That’s probably because many people don’t know what it is, how to eat it, or that it’s good for you. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are working to bring this uncommon Asian native fruit into the limelight. In 2016, the United …

California Fresh Fruit Magazine – November/December Issue – Read It Here!

You can read the PDF version of the November/December Issue of California Fresh Fruit Magazine HERE! Orchard Views Hope Rising From the Ashes of Despair Bridging the Gape Between Farmer & Consumer Rodin Farms Providing Fresh Produce & Ag Education Lake County Enjoys Strong Pear Harvest Scully Packing Reports Quality Crop Advances in Cytospora Canker Management Bacterial Canker Experience in …

Tree & Vine Expo, Nov. 7th

November has come and growers & PCAs are anticipating the annual Tree & Vine Expo on November 7th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, held by American Vineyard, California Fresh Fruit, and Pacific Nut Producer Magazines.  The Expo will feature educational grower seminars, and state of the grape, nut, and tree fruit industry addresses by Jennifer Williams from the California Walnut Board, Kelly Covello from …

Don’t Miss the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo at the Fresno Fairgrounds

Don’t miss the annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo coming to the Big Fresno Fairgrounds on November 14th, put on by American Vineyard, California Fresh Fruit, and Pacific Nut Producer Magazines.  The Expo will feature educational grower seminars, and state of the grape, nut, and tree fruit industry addresses by Gary Schulz of the Citrus Research Board, Ian LeMay of the California Fresh Fruit …

Benefits of Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Orchard

Benefits of Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Orchard

Subsurface drip irrigation is growing more and more common in field crops, but what about in the orchard? The UC Cooperative Extension has been experimenting on this for a few years now in a stone fruit orchard at the Kearney Ag Center, and the results are very positive. Watch California Ag Network’s interview with Becky Phene as she explores the …

Avocado Pest Meeting in Fallbrook, Sept. 28

Fallbrook, Calif., (September 25, 2017) – The California Avocado Commission is putting on one final grower field day this year, featuring presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Topics include: Crop estimating to help growers better predict their grove’s yield for next year; how to read avocado trees going into winter— tree nutrition, grove …

California Fresh Fruit Magazine – September/October Issue – Read It Here!

California Fresh Fruit Magazine September/October

You can read the PDF version of the September/October Issue of California Fresh Fruit Magazine HERE! The Survival of a Small Farmer Growing Berry Crops in Santa Barbara Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Orchard Pest Update – Peach Growers Beware Laurel Wilt Disease Devastates Seminar Preps CA Growers for this Deadly Fungus Keeping it Fresh California Fresh Fruit News Briefs Autumn …

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