Multimedia Library - All en Cotton producers from Plains States visit California <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For 28 years the National Cotton Council has facilitated a Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program across the United States as a means of giving growers an opportunity to visit agricultural operations in other regions of the country.</p> <p>In early August cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas visited farming operations in California&rsquo;s San Joaquin Valley, seeing first-hand how growers raise premium cotton alongside a host of other crops.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:11:00 +0000 168921 at <p>Cotton growers from Texas to Kansas toured California farming operations as part of the National Cotton Council&#39;s Producer Information Exchange Tour. Here growers visit with dairy producer&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">John&nbsp;</span>Droogh as he explains some of the practices he employs on his operation<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p> Photos: NCC cotton grower tour of Idaho agriculture <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About a dozen cotton growers from across the&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Barley Corn Grapes Wheat Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:48:00 +0000 168641 at 2016 UC Davis Weed Day marks 60th anniversary <div class="node-body gallery-body">UC Davis Weed Science Program marks 60th anniversary of its annual weed day</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Crops Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:18:00 +0000 168481 at <p>Notable herbicide damage to a young walnut tree from a university study that purposefully exposes the trees to various rates of different herbicides.</p> Olivarez Honeybees raises royalty in northern California <div class="node-body gallery-body">How one northern California beekeeper maintains reduced losses in an age of colony collapse disorder</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Plant and Animal Health Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:04:00 +0000 168411 at Gallery: Macadamia nut farming at Island Harvest Inc. <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Trump family, including Jim and Debbie and their sons Chris and Nathan, farm macadamia nuts near Kapaau&nbsp;on the northernmost coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This year, the Trumps are celebrating their 25th year in the macadamia business.</p> <p>Western Farm Press visited the Trumps and their island farm. You can read all about their operation, the challenges, and the opportunities ahead by clicking on this link&nbsp;- <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> <p>Enjoy these photos of the Trump&#39;s 700 acre operation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tree Nuts Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:04:00 +0000 168061 at CCAGA members gather for 53rd annual meeting <div class="node-body gallery-body">Central California Almond Growers Association gathers in Fresno for 53rd annual meeting</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:54:00 +0000 168001 at <p><span>Current leadership of the Central California Almond Growers Association, from left: President and CEO Michael Kelley; Board Chairman James&nbsp;</span>McFarlane<span>, Vice Chairman Tim&nbsp;</span>DaSilva<span>;</span><span>&nbsp;Secretary Gary Coleman; Director Tom Chandler; Director Jeff McKinney; and, Director Matt Abercrombie. Not pictured is board Treasurer Jimmy Anderson.</span></p> Gallery: Who's Who at the Desert Ag Conference <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Annual Desert Ag Conference is a homecoming of sorts for Arizona pest control advisors, crop consultants, growers, and many others involved in desert agriculture in the Grand Canyon State.</p> <p>About 230 folks gathered for this year&#39;s event which covered a wide array of topics, including the slow and expensive route to bring a pesticide to market, discussed by research scientist Jesse Richardson of Dow AgroSciences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:51:00 +0000 167991 at Sunrise over California rice country <div class="node-body gallery-body">California rice is largely planted by airplanes that drop seed into flooded fields</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Rice Thu, 26 May 2016 23:37:00 +0000 167471 at <p>A pilot with Growers Air Service of Woodland, Calif. drops rice seed into several inches of water that will bring up the crop through the summer months.</p> 4 crops to 'watch' in La Paz County, Ariz. <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>La Paz&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfalfa Cotton Vegetables Wheat Thu, 26 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 167561 at Rain fails to dampen curiosity at annual almond tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Almond Board of California hosts annual environmental stewardship tour of growing operations</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 16 May 2016 23:29:00 +0000 167231 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">A cool, steady rain is typically not in the forecast for the Almond Board&#39;s annual environmental stewardship tour. Still, attendance was good and promoters were all smiles, including, from left, Dave&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, partner with&nbsp;</span>Travaille<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">; Almond Board of California President and CEO Richard&nbsp;</span>Waycott<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">; and, Nick&nbsp;</span>Gatzman<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, partner with&nbsp;</span>Travaille<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p>