Sunday, June 16, 2024

California Citrus Breeding Program Expanding with Congressional Support 

Press release provided by California Citrus Mutual  Today, Presidents of California Citrus Mutual (CCM) and Citrus Research Board (CRB) issued statements applauding...

Bipartisan Effort Revives Congressional Specialty Crop Caucus 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice On April 15, Representatives David Valadao, Jim Costa, David Rouzer, and Elissa Slotkin announced the...

UC ANR Launches Resource for Small Acreage Landowners, Backyard Livestock 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources launched a new website for small acreage landowners in...

California Citrus Farmers Wrestle with Invasive Pests Amidst Market Optimism

Citrus Showcase 2024 highlights the industry's economic landscape and battle against invasive pests. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the top...

Exotic Fruit Fly Triggers California Quarantine

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice With huanglongbing disease carried by Asian citrus psyllids becoming increasingly prominent throughout Southern California, the...
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California Fresh Fruit Association Names Daniel Hartwig New President 

Press release provided by the California Fresh Fruit Association  (Fresno, CA) – Today, Wayde Kirschenman, the Chairman of the California Fresh Fruit...

POM Wonderful Receives Upcycled Certification

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice POM Wonderful’s liquid pomegranate extract, POMxL, received an Upcycled Certification through the world’s first third-party certification...

Kern Enters State Agreement for Huanglongbing Detection

California citrus navigates invasive insects, decreased volumes. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Kern County's Agriculture and Measurement Standards Department proposed a cooperative...

Ventura County Orders Citrus Quarantine

Citrus pests decrease production in California. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture ordered a quarantine for...

New Post-harvest Fungicide Anticipates Registration by 2026

First use of cyproconazole for green mold and sour rot in citrus. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A serving of mashed potatoes...

Egypt Threatens California’s Citrus Industry

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice At the start of 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture drafted a test risk assessment for...

Infected Citrus Pest ‘One Step Closer to Central Valley’

Huanglongbing disease detected in Ventura County. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In response to the California Citrus Disease and Prevention Program's confirmed...

Small, Post-harvest Community Gathers in Visalia 

Limited post-harvest technologies result in citrus fruit decay.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice After harvest, crops undergo a detailed post-harvest process to...

A Dangerous Pest Poses a Threat to Central Valley’s Commercial Citrus 

By the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program  A dangerous pest called the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is often found this time...

A Citrus Threat is Contained in State, But Caution Urged 

By Lisa McEwen, Freelance Writer   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  The gravest threat to America’s citrus industry—huanglongbing, also known...
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IFG Expands the Cherry Season Window with Low-chill Cherries

Consumers Can Expect Large, Tasty and Crunchy Cherries Much Earlier in the Cherry Season Press release provided by International Fruit Genetics International Fruit...
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Tulare Citrus Farmers Battle Mud, Debris

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Tulare County Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Growers in Tulare County normally would be enjoying...
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Giumarra Companies’ Kristina Lorusso Discusses Citrus Outlook

By Melissa De Leon Chavez Reprinted with permission from AndNowUKnow  The Golden State has seen more weather in previous months than in recent...
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Customer Demand for Cling Peaches Exceeds Production

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation California cling-peach sector leaders report that times...
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Citrus Industry Welcomes Federal Funding for New Citrus Breeding Program in Parlier, California

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual California Citrus Mutual (CCM) and the Citrus Research Board (CRB) welcome more than $1 million...
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Lindcove Research and Extension Center Annual Fruit Display and Tasting

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Each December, the Lindcove Research and Extension Center near Exeter, CA, hosts a two-day...
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Jeff Huckaby Named Grower of the Year at Organic Grower Summit

Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms   On December 1st, Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby received the Grower of the...
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POM Wonderful–Now the #1 Seller of Pomegranates and Pomegranate Juice–Celebrates 20 Years

POM Wonderful Kicks Off Pomegranate Season and National Pomegranate Month by Continuing to Showcase the Unique Sweet Taste and Health Benefits...
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New State Report Finds Vast Majority of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in CA Meet...

Press Release Provided Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today released a 2020 report finding that the...
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California Citrus Growers Optimistic for the Upcoming Navel Orange and Mandarin Season

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The California Citrus Mutual Marketing Committee (Committee) – comprised of growers, shippers, and marketers –...
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Renegade Round-up: Modernization of the Agriculture Farm Laboratory at Bakersfield College

By Greg Cluff, LeAnn Riley, & Julie Beechinor, Bakersfield College Agriculture Faculty The Bakersfield College Agriculture Farm Laboratory has been undergoing extensive...