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USDA-FSA Approves Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome for Natural Disaster Assistance

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome has caused a lot of economic injury and heartache to the western pistachio industry over the last several years.  Thankfully, the USDA Farm Service Agency recently announced approval of Bushy Top as a natural disaster qualifying for coverage under the federal Tree Assistance Program for replacement of affected trees.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian …

USDA Providing $8.89 Million for Risk Management Education

Applications Now Being Accepted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced the availability of $8.89 million for risk management education and training programs. The funding will allow organizations such as universities, county cooperative extension offices, and nonprofit organizations to develop training and educational tools to help farmers and ranchers learn how to effectively manage long-term …

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 …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: April 2018 Issue

California Dairy Magazine April 2018

The December 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: Hanford Junior Dairy Show Grows Achieving High Reproductive Performance Discovery in Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows USDA Reopens Enrollment For Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool Milk Prices: Hope on the Horizon …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (April 17, 2018) – Early last week was dry across California. From Thursday to early Sunday, a series of storm systems from an atmospheric river from the Pacific impacted coastal areas as well as central and northern California; bringing moderate to heavy precipitation. Snow levels dropped to around 4,000 to 4,500 feet over the weekend in the mountains, …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (April 6, 2018) – High pressure developed during the week leading to dry weather and above normal temperatures across California. As the high pressure slowly dissipated, mild conditions returned over the state. Temperature highs for the week ranged in the 60s to 70s in the mountains, 80s in the valley, 60s to 80s along the coast, and 80s …

USDA Releases Final CA FMMO Decision

Modesto, Calif., (April 4, 2018) – USDA released the long awaited final decision for a California Federal Milk Marketing Order today. The potential differences between the final decision and USDA’s draft recommended decision from February 2017 had been a source of speculation in the industry for many months. Exactly how different was the final decision from the previous version? The …

USDA Announces $8.4 Million to Support Veterans and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, D. C., (March 27, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement (OPPE) today announced up to $8.4 million in available funding for training and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers …

The Road to the California FMMO Reopens – Come Hear Details At WUD’s Convention!

Modesto, Calif., (March 20, 2018) – Big news this week: the judicial officer who was tasked with reviewing the entire California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing record ratified it. This officially clears the way for USDA to release the final decision for a California FMMO. USDA did not mention how long it would take to release the final decision …

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