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University of California does cost study on walnuts in northern California
Study examines English walnut costs in California
UCANR releases cost study related to English walnuts in the Sacramento Valley of California
2016 NAFA alfalfa variety ratings guide now available

The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) has released its 2016 edition of the popular “Alfalfa Variety Ratings - Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties” publication.

It features 178 alfalfa varieties from 22 marketers, verified with the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies and the National Alfalfa Variety Review Board.

Will California's walnut bubble burst?
Others are talking about agriculture: Nov. 18
What others are saying about American agriculture: from indoor vegetables to record walnut production to the challenges of northern California marijuana growers
Cotton growing in Tulare, California
What are 2016 cotton options for California, Arizona?
Various options available for California, Arizona cotton growers when considering 2016 plantings
California wheat crop
Others are talking about it - Nov. 4
From TPP to the Colorado River, what would America look like without farms?
Recreation left high and dry in drought-parched California
10 must-read drought stories for Oct. 14
Will El Niño break the drought or be a bust itself? Media messages are mixed.
California olives
California extra virgin olive oil production could set record
California could see record level of extra virgin olive oil produced in 2015
Shasta Dam spillway gates open
10 must-read drought stories for Oct. 8
ICYMI: 10 must-read drought stories for Oct. 8
Will heavy rains once again flood California?
10 must-read drought stories for Sept. 30
What happens if El Niño comes in as predicted? Will California go from one disaster to another?
Storm clouds over the San Joaquin Valley
10 must-read drought stories for Sept. 23
Will El Niño break the drought or just wreck the levees?
New Melones Reservoir nears 10 percent capacity
10 must-read drought stories for Sept. 17
Will the drought not seen in 500 years in California be broken by an equally epic El Niño?
2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Jan. 5-6, New Orleans

Mark the calendar for the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Jan. 5-7, 2016 in New Orleans, La.

Registration and hotel reservations at the New Orleans Marriott can be made starting Sept. 21 online. A schedule of events and general information are on the website.

24 selected for California Agricultural Leadership Program’s Class 46

Twenty-four individuals have been selected for Class 46 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders.

The new fellows will be inaugurated Oct. 15 at Fresno State.

Through dynamic seminars during an intensive 17-month program, fellows will study leadership theory, effective communication, motivation, critical and strategic thinking, change management, emotional intelligence and complex social and cultural issues.

Merced River, Yosemite National Park
10 must-read drought stories for Sept. 9
What do communities look like when they run out of water?
Pass the ketchup – California breaks processing tomato record 2

2015 California processing tomato contracted production is forecast at 14.5 million tons, 4 percent higher than last year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Average processing tomato yields are about 49.5 tons per acre. The total acreage for harvested tomatoes is 293,000 acres, a 3-percent increase over last year.

California tomato growers produce more than 90 percent of the nation's processed tomatoes and nearly half of the world's total processed tomato tonnage, according to the California Tomato Growers Association.

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