California

California’s slice of the Specialty Crop Block Grant: $22.6M

California led all other states with a  $22.6 million grant from the USDA's 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), the most in the country. More than $102 million was distributed nationally, with $72 million... more »

Sakata completes California ‘Innovation Center’

Sakata Seed America recently completed the first phase of construction of its Woodland Innovation Center, a new research and production facility in Woodland, California. The center has been under construction since March 2016. The new... more »

Sept. 4 meeting to focus on California water

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear from state and local officials on issues related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Bay Delta Plan and other water initiatives. The meeting will... more »

California quarantines invasive fruit fly

California officials have placed parts of Sacramento and Yolo Counties under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of 15 flies around the south part of the city, according to an Aug. 30... more »

California estimates 2018 processing tomato crop

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes this year is forecasted at 11.8 million tons, averaging 50.4 tons per acre, according to a release from the  National Agricultural Statistics Service’ Pacific region office. The current forecasted... more »

California forecasts climate change woes by 2100

Climate Change Assessment published by California details forecasted impacts of climate change by the year 2100. “These findings are profoundly serious and will continue to guide us as we confront the apocalyptic threat of irreversible... more »

Hazel trials technology with melon shippers

Hazel Technologies, a produce storage company with USDA, recently wrapped up a trial season with Dan Andrews Farms, a third-generation melon grower in San Joaquin Valley, California. With more than 30 years of experience growing melons, Dan... more »

California fertilizer conference scheduled

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) will host their 26th annual fertilizer research conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in... more »

Cooler temperatures start California pumpkin season

As temperatures dip into the 80s and the aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air, the fall season is upon us. Halloween is turning into Christmas. You can... more »

Chlorpyrifos pesticide ban ordered by appeals court

An EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos – an action that will rock the agriculture industry – has been ordered by U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ban will take away a tool... more »


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