The California rice industry is pleased as punch with the rainfall this past fall, winter, and the ‘Miracle March’ in the Sacramento Valley where the majority of the state’s crop is grown.
The rice industry is glowing over the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s decision this spring to provide a 100 percent surface water allocation for agriculture to the area....More
Peter Ellsworth, integrated pest management (IPM) specialist with the University of Arizona, and Steven Naranjo of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, have studied whiteflies for more than 20 years.
They know all too well the damage whiteflies can do to a field of open cotton, and the physical and economic damage sticky cotton can consequently cause to a textile operation if not detected....More
El Niño-related rain and snow falls last fall, winter, and early this spring have been on the sporadic side. Yet we should be (and are) thankful for the fallen moisture from the heavens. The Pacific Ocean-based warmer water phenomenon tossed more than a couple of buckets of rain and snow at California and Arizona – both facing severe drought....More
Utilizing a variety of financial tools and estate planning techniques, a family may significantly mitigate the estate tax and minimize transfer costs.
Q: Should we establish an LLC for our family farming business?...More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Dec. 23 designated 12 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas, tied to damages and losses caused by a drought from Jan. 2 of this year to the present.
The counties include Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Marin, San Benito, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, and Ventura....More
A group of farmers, ranchers, and industry professionals have selected the winners of the 2016 World Ag Expo Top-10 New Products competition.
The winners will be showcased Feb. 9-11 during the 49th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
The winning companies and products include:...More
FMC Agricultural Solutions has announced the release of Preemptor SC fungicide which provides corn, soybean and wheat growers with full-season fungicidal benefits in as little as just one early application.
“Applying a fungicide early gives corn and soybean growers more application options, providing greater flexibility with application timing and rates,” said Adam Prestegord, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America product manager....More
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded sPower, a renewable energy company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide solar power to the State Water Project (SWP) from the Solverde I Solar Facility. ...More
A real Christmas tree with its pure odorific tree smell beats the pants off the artificial version - hands down. Warning - smelling plastic branches may deliver an unwelcome petroleum ‘high.’ Sniff away at a real tree as the divine odor permeates the home. Contest over....More
The Gowan Company announced Nov. 30 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire global dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicide portfolio from Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
The acquisition includes global product registrations and trademarks, including Treflan, Edge, Team, Bonalan and Sonalan, intellectual property and labels for herbicides based on the molecules trifluralin, benfluralin and ethalfluralin. ...More
Farm organizations and other agribusiness-related groups were praising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today for refusing to require labeling of foods made with ingredients from genetically modified crops....More
Farm chemical company members of the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) gathered in October for the association's 2015 annual meeting. A large focus of the WPHA meeting focused on finding common ground with consumers on the importance of crop protection productions for a healthy and safe food supply.
Enjoy these people photos from the WPHA event.
Agworld, a leading provider of mobile farm management software, announces a new partnership with CDMS to provide crop protection and other product compliance information within Agworld’s comprehensive platform.
This partnership allows Agworld to better serve their customers by providing the most accurate and current product information available for crop protection and crop nutrition....More
Syngenta announces that Orondis fungicide is now approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first fungicide in the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee ( FRAC) group U15.
Pending state registrations, Orondis could be available for the 2016 season.
Orondis contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and offers a new mode of action for control of economically important soil and foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi in vegetables, potatoes, and tobacco....More