Markets http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now <div class="node-body article-body">The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now#comments Markets Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 147751 at http://westernfarmpress.com American Pistachio Growers leadership - from left – outgoing chairman Jim Zion (Meridian Nut Growers); incoming chairman Thomas Dille (Little Creek Farms); and Executive Director Richard Matoian. Kenneson Farms continues 100-year vineyard tradition http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Availability of water isn’t the only doubtful factor in Steve Dee’s plans this year. He’ll also need to find 100 or so workers to pick, dry and box grapes during the month-long harvest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition#comments Grapes Markets Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 147611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Steve Dee in one of his Thompson Seedless raisin vineyards west of Kerman, Calif.</p> Pistachio industry deals with drought and Delta smelt setback http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-industry-deals-drought-and-delta-smelt-setback <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the driest year in California history and a Delta smelt courtroom decision, the pistachio industry is eyeing a billion-pound crop expected to be in place by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-industry-deals-drought-and-delta-smelt-setback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-industry-deals-drought-and-delta-smelt-setback#comments Markets Tree Nuts Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 147291 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 17 http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-17 <div class="node-body article-body">Coon Dog Killer. Pope Loves His Plonk. EPA’s Permit Planet. Rosewood Mafia. House with no Corners. Concrete Soil. Drought Costs Coming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-17#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 147071 at http://westernfarmpress.com Unprotected silage can lead to feed losses, increased VOCs http://westernfarmpress.com/management/unprotected-silage-can-lead-feed-losses-increased-vocs <div class="node-body video-body">As air quality issues heat up in California and in the rest of the country, environmentalists are increasingly pointing their fingers at agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/unprotected-silage-can-lead-feed-losses-increased-vocs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/unprotected-silage-can-lead-feed-losses-increased-vocs#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 146881 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 10 http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-10 <div class="node-body article-body">When’s a pig not a pig? Waiting for Hitler. Climbing with honey hunters. Born, raised, slaughtered in the U.S. Fake food riches. Cyborg plants. Age of alchemy. High cost of cheap milk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-10#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 146791 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 6 http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Water witches. Enviro regs eat their own. Nut pain. Pints over pastries. Wall Street is watching. Waiting for the end. A most hidden fish. The onion whisperer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-6#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:45:00 +0000 146721 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 3 http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-3 <div class="node-body article-body">All hail eminent domain. James and the giant mango. Temple of pseudoscience: Whole Foods. Greenpeace shame. 50-year water war. Underworld of bull semen. Ersatz eggs. Thirsty food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-march-3#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:15:00 +0000 146581 at http://westernfarmpress.com Technology will be the key to producing more milk, food http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/technology-will-be-key-producing-more-milk-food <div class="node-body video-body">It’s been estimated the world will need 60 percent more milk if we are to feed the 9 billion people expected to inhabit the earth by 2050. How we accomplish that is a question that is being studied by scientists the world over.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/technology-will-be-key-producing-more-milk-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/technology-will-be-key-producing-more-milk-food#comments Equipment Management Markets Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:31:00 +0000 146631 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 agriculture stories you should read today, Feb. 24 http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-feb-24 <div class="node-body article-body">How armies eat. A miserable coexistence? Worshipping at the gluten-free altar. Make cheese, not war. Farm boy’s mysterious death. Farming with saltwater. The sweet grapefruit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-feb-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/10-agriculture-stories-you-should-read-today-feb-24#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:25:00 +0000 146421 at http://westernfarmpress.com