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California wineries promote sustainability and leadership
Wineries to honor leadership in sustainability
California wineries establish new award to honor sustainable practices
Now available - 2015 NAFA Alfalfa Variety Ratings
Now available - the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance's 2015 “Alfalfa Variety Ratings - Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties” publication.
Spotted lanternfly - a new threat to grapes, stone fruit?
The invasive pest – spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula - has been found for the first time in the U.S. (Pennsylvania), and western-state growers should be aware of the insect’s host range which may include grapes and stone fruit.
Changes proposed under the Conservation Stewardship Program
Conservation Stewardship Program changes proposed
USDA proposes changes to Conservation Stewardship Program; opens public comment period with Federal Register filing
Celebrate: US farm exports soar to record $152B
U.S. farm exports have soared to a record $152.5 billion.
Hairy fleabane studied for herbicide resistance at UC Davis
Australian farmers find success in weed seed removal
Australian farmers find success in weed management by removing weeds seeds at harvest
Variety, technology shape California, Arizona cotton
A rundown of the 2014 commercial cotton varieties, how several fared this year, and the cottonseed options and technology for the 2015 season and beyond.
FSA County Committee elections underway
The USDA encourages farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the current Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. Completed ballots must be mailed to FSA by Dec. 1.
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
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