West

California, Oregon issue stop use orders for Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »

Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Awards presented in California

A Fresno County couple who expanded their agritourism business during the pandemic and a vintner who has worked to raise the profile of San Diego County wines have earned awards for achievement and excellence among... more »

California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting brings review of objectives

Calling for “farmer-led solutions” to issues confronting agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson pledged the organization would respond to state government actions on the pandemic, climate change and other policies. Speaking to members via... more »

Government, academia and farmers join forces to improve food safety

On Nov. 19, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the launch of a longitudinal study in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), University of California Davis, Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) and agricultural... more »

California employers, workplaces face emergency regulations on COVID-19

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

A ‘win-win’ scenario created by pollinator habitat at UC Davis solar facility

A new project led by the Wild Energy Initiative at UC Davis will study pollinator habitat restoration at a photovoltaic solar facility operated on campus by SunPower Corp. “Society faces the challenge of generating food and renewable... more »

With release of 2019 crop report, Fresno County keeps nation’s top ag title

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture’s 2019 Crop and Livestock Report was presented Nov. 24 to the Board of Supervisors. For the second year in a row, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural county... more »

Public input sought on water quantity issues in the West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 2 it is seeking public input about water quantity in the West related to existing Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs. Acting NRCS Chief Kevin Norton will... more »


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