Today’s Western Farm Press Web site is all new, and we hope you like what you see.

The redesign, under way for several months, brings you more information in a more attractive, easier-to-use format.

“Our new Web site format offers a wider array of timely, relevant information to our readers,” says Farm Press Publisher Greg Frey. “In addition to being more visually attractive, it incorporates a number of elements to make the information easier and faster to access.”

For more than a quarter-century, Western Farm Press has been the number 1 source for information about agriculture in the region, says Harry Cline, editor. “The print edition has been expanded in recent years to include our Web site and a daily e-newsletter. Now, our redesigned site further enhances the scope of the material we can offer our readers and advertisers.”

In addition to the frequently updated news section, the new Web page offers buttons that jump to sections on Grapes, Cotton, Rice, Alfalfa, Tree/Nut Crops, Vegetables, Citrus, Environment, and Equipment, and includes links to editorial commentaries and photo galleries.

The page has up-to-the-minute weather, as well as links to a Calendar of Events, Trade Show Podcasts, and to Farm Press University continuing education courses that offer CEU credits for consultants and other ag professionals.

“Our CEU courses have had a phenomenal response,” Cline says. “Busy ag professionals can earn credits to renew licenses and stay current in their specialties, and they can do it online, on their own schedule.”

And a click of the mouse will bring up the latest Farm Bill news, items of interest from around the Sunbelt, Biofuels/Energy developments, and Featured Products/Featured Promotions links.

“We believe the enhancements we’ve made to our Web site make it an even more valuable resource for Western agriculture, enabling our readers to stay abreast of what’s going on in agriculture and to get the latest information that’s useful to their business,” says Hembree Brandon, editorial director.

As always, we invite your comments about our Web site and suggestions for additional improvements.