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Lundberg Family Farms lauded for ag innovation 1
Northern California rice grower family praised for ag innovations.
Arizona Veg IPM Update: new insecticide chemistry, plant pathogen resistance, pesticide analysis 
New breakthrough insecticide chemistries will soon hit the market, including neonicotinoids, spinosyns, ketoenols, and diamides.
San Luis Reservoir
California steps up its drought management efforts 
California mobilizes drought management effort
Citrus groves near Orange Cove, Calif.
More than $32 million spent to protect citrus from freeze 
California's citrus freeze damage still being tallied. Over $32 million was spent in frost protection alone.
Oranges at packinghouse
California citrus packers asked to hold fruit 48 hours
California citrus packers asked to hold fruit 48 hours before packing in order to better survey for freeze damage.
Day 7 – prolonged cold snap damages some SJV citrus
Agricultural commissioners confirm some damage to SJV citrus. Industry is working to keep damaged citrus off the fresh market.
SJV citrus damage expected from cold blast 
California Citrus Mutual predicts some citrus crop damage from current cold snap but believes there will be enough supply of good fruit to meet market demand.
Some freeze damage expected to SJV citrus
Mandarin oranges likely hardest hit by cold snap in California's San Joaquin Valley.
SJV citrus growers brace for cold snap
Citrus growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley prepared for subfreezing temperatures in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno counties, according to California Citrus Mutual.
Arizona Veg IPM Update: fall pest pressure, lettuce downy mildew, ‘yellow’ herbicides 
With cooler temperatures in the Arizona low desert, expect a steady decline in insect abundance until temperatures begin to warm up again.
DWR: forecast is for mostly dry California winter
An experimental forecast prepared for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) predicts mostly dry conditions for most of California, especially in Southern California.
UC entomologist Frank Zalom is new ESA president
Frank Zalom, University of California integrated pest management specialist, is the new president of the 7,000- member Entomological Society of America.
SJ Valley ACP quarantine zones continue to grow
Asian citrus psyllid quarantine zones continue to grow in Tulare County, expanding now into Kern and Fresno counties.
RBA growers will get $1,650 per ton for raisin crop

The Raising Bargaining Association (RBA) reached an agreement with its signatory packers for the 2013-14 Natural Seedless raisin harvest field price at $1,650 per ton.

LGMA addresses food safety issues with regulators 
Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement works with regulators on foodborne illness issues
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