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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.

California's four-year drought continues to take its toll
10 must-read drought stories for Sept. 2
Political battles heat up as GOP points fingers at Democrats over California's water issues
Barley genome sequencing under way at University of California
University of California sequences barley genome
University of California continues work to sequence the barley genome
Barley genome sequencing under way at University of California
University of California sequences barley genome
University of California continues work to sequence the barley genome
Well drilling rig in western Fresno County
10 must-read drought stories for Aug. 26 1
California's collapsing aquifers and sinking land can be linked directly to the state's refusal to boost surface water supplies and storage for agriculture
PD/GWSS Board approves North Coast project

The Pierce’s Disease/Glassywinged-Sharpshooter Board of Directors in mid-August voted to fund a research project on potential shifts in the disease’s epidemiology.

According to the board, the research project was proposed due to the apparent resurgence of Pierce's disease on California’s North Coast with distribution patterns previously unseen. The board believes it is important to look for any new conditions or vectors which could contribute to the recent outbreak.

Fresno State hires new farm manager
Fresno State alum returns to manage university farm
Fresno State hires new farm manager to oversee growing operations as diverse as the San Joaquin Valley itself.
Shasta Lake doing better than it was in 1977
Top 10 drought stories for Aug. 19
Has California learned its lesson by trying to squeeze water from nothing?
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