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Despite recent storms, California snowpack disappoints
An April 1 search for California snowpack yielded a meager 32 percent of average water content for the date.
Almond marketing order renewed with grower support 
California almond growers voted by an overwhelming 90-plus percent vote to continue the state’s federal marketing order for the state’s largest nut crop.
Medfly infestation discovered in central Los Angeles 
Mediterranean fruit fly infestation discovered in central Los Angeles; quarantine declared.
Agribiz: Topcon promotes two into sales, business development
Topcon promotes two into sales, business development
California Farm Water Coalition
Fallowed farmland acreage estimate jumps to 800,000 
Estimate of unplanted acreage in California jumps to 800,000
UCANR will now report directly to UC president 
University of California President orders Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources to begin reporting directly to office of president.
California oranges
California Valencia orange survey: 24 million cartons  1
Objective forecast for California Valencia oranges set at 24 million cartons.
2013 California grape crush a 4.7 million-ton record crop 
2013 California grape crush is an all-time record 4,699,416 tons, up 7 percent from 4,387,434 tons the previous year.
Lettuce growing
Consumers overwhelmingly support food inspections 
Most Americans support food inspection system
Election results for Almond Board of California 
The Almond Board of California has released the election results for five board of director positions whose one-year terms started March 1.
Feeders want Brawley beef packer to stay open 
The Imperial Valley Cattle Feeders group wants National Beef Packing Company to keep its Brawley, Calif. processing facility open.
Shasta Dam
California CVP water allocation: 0 percent to growers 
California growers to receive zero CVP water this year
Lacey tapped as Arizona's new water director 
Michael Lacey tapped by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer as the next director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Drought resources available to farmers, ranchers 
California to hold informational meetings throughout the state on drought assistance to farmers, ranchers.
Obama: More California drought assistance on the way
In Feb. 14 stop in Fresno, Calif., President Barak Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack outline new assistance to help California farmers, ranchers, and residents deal with the worst drought in the state's history.
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