The USDA encourages farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the current Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. Completed ballots must be mailed to FSA by Dec. 1....More
California farmers may be known for many things; early adoption of conservation tillage practices is not one of them.
Drought could be changing all that for some as there appears to be interest in growing silage corn using strip-till methods. California’s reliance on silage corn to feed its large dairy herd requires significant acreages, and with it, ample water....More
Growers no longer need to spend time and labor assembling riser pipe in the field with the new Certa-Set preassembled riser from North American Specialty Products LLC (NASP).
The riser is designed to integrate with the company’s Certa-Set PVC irrigation system.
The Certa-Set preassembled riser from NASP (formerly CertainTeed Pipe and Foundations) eliminates the need for customers to source components from multiple suppliers and solvent-weld them together....More
Toro has announced the latest upgrade to its popular AquaFlow drip irrigation design software - AquaFlow 4.0. To improve user access and convenience, AquaFlow 4.0 can now be used online.
The new program format includes expandable panels which automatically adjust to multiple screen and font sizes, and allow instant visibility of design decision results by scrolling....More
Judge Oliver Wanger outlines the legal history that has brought the Central Valley of California to the desperate straits its residents find themselves in as they face one of the driest years in California history....More
Fresno County Supervisor Phil Larson calls Endangered Species Act the biggest threat to farming and industry in the San Joaquin Valley as he and other government officials discuss the current outlook at the World Ag Expo Water Summit....More
California's winter snowpack – often called California’s frozen reservoir – was only 52 percent of normal at the time of year when it historically is at its peak. Today, it is 21 percent of normal....More
Nitrogen use has been elevated to the No. 1 spot on the list of issues confronting California agriculture. A proactive educational approach has headed off an onslaught of legislation leading to new regulations or taxes....More