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Female Oriental fruit fly
Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued for Cupertino, Calif.
Oriental fruit fly quarantine issued in Cupertino, Calif.
California almonds have positive impacts on greenhouse gas reduction
Research suggests almonds may be carbon neutral
University of California indicates almonds may be carbon neutral
Pyramid Lake
10 must-read drought stories for July 22
10 must-read drought stories for July 22
McGlothlin appointed to SJV Air District Advisory Committee

The Fresno County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors has appointed Christopher McGlothlin of the California Cotton & Ginners Associations to a three-year term on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). 

McGlothlin will serve as the industry alternate for Fresno County. The CAC consists of 24 primary and 24 alternate members.

Westlands Water District praises House passage of federal water bill

The July 16 passage of H.R. 2898 - the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (HR 2898) - is a positive step toward legislation that could bring common sense to supply water and protect listed species, according to the Westlands Water District (WWD).

The district says the legislation demonstrates the possibility to advance legislation that can balance the needs of people and the environment.

Supima leadership
Supima President Jesse Curlee will retire in December
Supima President Jesse Curlee will retire in December
Storm clouds over Central California
10 must-read drought stories for July 15
10 must-read drought stories for July 15
CAWG to recognize 2015 grower, leader of the year

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) will present its 2015 grower and leader of the year awards during its two-day Summer Conference July 22-23 in Napa, Calif.

Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards, will receive the ‘Grower of the Year’ honor for his contributions to the Napa Valley's reputation as a world-class wine grape growing region.

Chlorpyrifos is now a restricted use material
New regulations: Chlorpyrifos labeled 'restricted use' in California effective July 1
Chlorpyrifos a 'restricted use' pesticide in California effective July 1, 2015
$150 million, new partnership on water quality, quantity in California
The Sierra-Cascade California Headwaters provides 25 million Californians with drinking water and much of the water for irrigated agriculture in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.
Want to lead in California’s wheat industry?

The California Wheat Commission (CWC) will conduct district elections in July and August for the positions of commissioner and alternate commissioner for three commission grower districts. 

The wheat grower districts include: District 1 – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties; District 4 – Alameda, Alpine, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne counties; and District 7 – Inyo, Kings, and Tulare counties.

University of Arizona named innovation, economic prosperity school

The University of Arizona (UA) has been recognized as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

The designation - awarded to the UA and 17 other universities by the APLU's Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity - acknowledges those working in states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities.

The activities include innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.

Former AFBF President Dean Kleckner passes away

Dean Kleckner, 82, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) from 1986-2000, passed away June 15 at his home in Wayzata, Minn.

Kleckner served the Farm Bureau organization at the local, state, and national levels for 46 years; first as a county president in Floyd County, Iowa. He moved up the leadership ranks where he served as Iowa Farm Bureau president and later as the chief of AFBF, the nation’s largest grassroots farm organization.

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
10 must-read drought stories for June 24
10 must-read drought stories for June 24
World Ag Expo donates to Valley Children's Hospital
World Ag Expo donates proceeds to Valley Children's Hospital
World Ag Expo donates $36,350 to Valley Children's Hospital
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