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CDFA accepting 2015 specialty crop grant proposals
CDFA grant program designed to enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops, including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).
Taylor Farms receives food safety award at SQIC
Taylor Farms of Salinas, Calif. receives the SQF Primary Producer of the Year award in food safety in Orlando, Fla.
Lima bean harvest in Central California
UCCE cost-return studies available for dry bean growers
Cost to produce dry beans in Sacramento Valley studied by University of California researchers
California Ag Leadership Award recipients honored
Nat DiBuduo, Mary Kimball, and Lester Young receive Ag Leadership receive honors from the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation and the Ag Leadership Alumni Council.
Environmental groups petition to eliminate 72 pesticide inert ingredients
These inert chemicals - the non-active ingredients added to pesticides - including turpentine oil and nitrous oxide - are not currently used in current pesticides on the market.
Updated LGMA website provides food safety news, resources
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has updated its website to provide easier access to news, information, and resources on leafy greens food safety and the LGMA program created in 2007.
CCA exam coming up Feb. 6, 2015 in various California locations
California Certified Crop Advisor Exam, Feb. 6, several locations
California Certified Crop Advisor exam slated for early February in several California locations
Monsanto to fund research into row crop pest management
Monsanto to fund new insect management program
Monsanto offers competitive grants to research pest management practices
A California grant offers funds for farmers to purchase water saving technology
CDFA offers grants to fund water-efficient technology 
California grant program to help fund installation of water-efficient technology on farms
California drought - 42 counties primary disaster areas
USDA has designated 42 of California's 58 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought from Jan. 1, 2014 to the present.
Agribiz: EPA approves registration for Nimitz nematicide

The new non-fumigant nematicide Nimitz released by ADAMA has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Nimitz is a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with simplified application features and good user safety.

The active ingredient in Nimitz has a unique mode of action which categorizes the product within a new chemical classification.

Paramount Citrus 'Industry Advocate of the Year'
Paramount Citrus has been honored by the United Fresh Produce Association as its Produce Industry Advocate of the Year.
California State Capitol Building in Sacramento
CDFA to hold statewide meetings on draft EIR
California Department of Food and Agriculture opens comment period on draft EIR for Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program.
University of California weed scientist Lynn Sosnoskie
UC Davis weed scientists survey melon, tomato growers
University of California weed scientists seek input from melon and tomato growers for future Cooperative Extension projects.
California rangeland was left dry last winter due to drought conditions
Oct. 1 is deadline for livestock disaster assistance
Deadline to apply for Livestock Forage Disaster Program funding is Oct. 1.
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