Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en ACP quarantines spreading through California http://westernfarmpress.com/government/acp-quarantines-spreading-through-california <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid discoveries spread throughout California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/acp-quarantines-spreading-through-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/acp-quarantines-spreading-through-california#comments Government Citrus Conditions and Diseases Crops Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:10:00 +0000 153531 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The assymetrical yellowing of citrus leaves, as shown here, can be symptomatic of citrus greening, or Huanglongbing.&nbsp;Lab tests&nbsp;will be required to determine whether the tree is infected with HLB.</p> South Bakersfield latest to join ACP quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/government/south-bakersfield-latest-join-acp-quarantine <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid quarantine covers much of south Bakersfield</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/south-bakersfield-latest-join-acp-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/south-bakersfield-latest-join-acp-quarantine#comments Government Government Citrus Foliar insects Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:33:00 +0000 153511 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Various life stages of the Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus leaf include the adults (dark-colored), and nymphs, which excrete the white, waxy substance as part of their feeding process.</p> Sirens, chase turn field day into harrowing experience http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sirens-chase-turn-field-day-harrowing-experience <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We have heard for years that agriculture is the most dangerous occupation amid the many hazards involved in planting, nurturing, harvesting, processing, and transporting a crop for delivery to the grocery store and in the end the consumer&rsquo;s table.</p> <p>This fall, a group of growers found them facing an even more unexpected dangerous situation &ndash; drug smuggling.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sirens-chase-turn-field-day-harrowing-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sirens-chase-turn-field-day-harrowing-experience#comments Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:54:00 +0000 153151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Could USGS data help California with groundwater law? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-usgs-data-help-california-groundwater-law <div class="node-body blog-body">California needs good science to understand underground aquifers. The USGS just might have that information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-usgs-data-help-california-groundwater-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-usgs-data-help-california-groundwater-law#comments Government Legislation Farm Press Blog Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:16:00 +0000 153061 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The US Geological Society not only studies the major collision zones of tectonic plates; it studies water issues as well.</p> Several California crops harvest ahead of schedule http://westernfarmpress.com/government/several-california-crops-harvest-ahead-schedule <div class="node-body article-body">Almonds and peaches harvest ahead of schedule in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/several-california-crops-harvest-ahead-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/several-california-crops-harvest-ahead-schedule#comments Government Crops Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:47:00 +0000 152821 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Kings County walnut grower Doug Verboon sweeps walnuts after a second shake on his half-century old Serr variety near Hanford.</p> CDFA offers grants to fund water-efficient technology http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-offers-grants-fund-water-efficient-technology <div class="node-body article-body">California grant program to help fund installation of water-efficient technology on farms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-offers-grants-fund-water-efficient-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-offers-grants-fund-water-efficient-technology#comments Government Gold Government Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:56:00 +0000 152721 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California farmers can apply for a state grant to purchase&nbsp;water-saving technology.</p> California water board wants higher WDR fees http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-water-board-wants-higher-wdr-fees <div class="field-deck"> Ag groups outraged over rapid increase of permit prices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California Water Resources Control Board wants more fees to cover regulatory efforts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-water-board-wants-higher-wdr-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-water-board-wants-higher-wdr-fees#comments Government Regulations Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 152691 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Felicia Marcus, left, is the chair of the California State Resources Water Control Board. Her agency recently voted to raise waste discharge permit fees to agricultural operations in California.</p> DPR proposes Chlorpyrifos change to restricted-use pesticide http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-proposes-chlorpyrifos-change-restricted-use-pesticide <div class="field-deck"> Public comments accepted through Nov. 12 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department of Pesticide Regulation proposes restricted-use label for Chlorpyrifos.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-proposes-chlorpyrifos-change-restricted-use-pesticide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-proposes-chlorpyrifos-change-restricted-use-pesticide#comments Government Insecticides Pesticides Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0000 152681 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Chlorpyrifos is used at hull split in almonds to control Navel orangeworm and Peach twig borer.</p> DPR air sampling reveals good news and concerns http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-air-sampling-reveals-good-news-and-concerns <div class="field-deck"> Some fumigants to get closer look by state regulators </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California DPR wants further data on air quality samples, though progress is being made</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-air-sampling-reveals-good-news-and-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dpr-air-sampling-reveals-good-news-and-concerns#comments Government Agrochemicals Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:36:00 +0000 152571 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Studies show improved air quality related to certain chemical pesticides sampled for by the California Department&nbsp;of Pesticide Regulations. Still, concerns remain over some fumigants.</p> USBR raises fish flows while humans go without water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water <div class="node-body blog-body">California should be trucking water in food-grade tankers to residents in need rather than using it to increase fish flows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water#comments Government Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 152441 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sacramento River as it flows into Shasta Lake in August, 2014.</p>