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3d structure of Chlorpyrifos
Press Release provided by CDFA, CalEPA, and Department of Pesticide Regulation A report issued on July 16th identifies alternatives for California growers to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos and calls for continued work towards safer, more sustainable pest management practices. Following California’s historic decision to end use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in...
Farmers in a wheat field taking precautions against COVID-19
By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Tailgate meetings. Safety classes. Mask requirements. Encouraging people to practice safe habits while off the clock: These are among the many measures farmers have been taking to encourage employee health during the pandemic, as related...
family riding horses
By Marisol Tarango Reprinted with Permission from R-Calf USA Dear Retired Ranchers, I know that ranchers really never retire, that you keep going until you just can’t anymore. I have listened to you at the cowpens, in the diners, and at the stockyards; I have heard your stories...
LOL acronym
By Austin Snedden, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Eventually we may see the day when we only communicate in acronyms. Oil industry guys love acronyms, as well as military personnel and government agencies. When I talk to these folks, I don’t want to look uninformed and ask for a translation...
CBD Macro a cannabis flower and marijuana macro
By Geoffrey Taylor, MA As hemp farmers, industry investors and CBD consumers celebrated National CBD Day on August 8. Those with a stake in the ever-growing industrial hemp industry are awaiting further clarity on how the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, will proceed on further regulation of cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive...
Walnut grove Sacramento delta waterway
By Dave Eggerton, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies Reprinted with Permission From ACWA  Negotiations toward Voluntary Agreements (VAs) remain mostly on hold, their potential currently eclipsed by a chain reaction of litigation set off earlier in the year. Yet many of us who support...
Flock of sheep
Press Release Provided by the USDA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on August 11th, that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th,...
Food distribution
Press Release Provided by the Wonderful Company The Wonderful Company which is dedicated to harvesting health around the world, announced August 3rd that it has established a new $1 million relief fund to support nonprofit organizations and schools in California’s Central Valley. The fund prioritizes local programs, services, and...
Global Unmanned Spray System
Press Release Provided by Western Growers The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based incubator dedicated to accelerating the development of agricultural technologies, is pleased to announce the Government of Canada as its first international partner. “As our technology center continues to advance solutions for farmers across the...
Silhouettes of cows in a sunny summer evening against mountains in a field with long grass
Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance program for cattle and swine beginning in the 2021 crop year. Changes include adding premium subsidies to assist producers and moving premium due dates to the end of the endorsement period for...
 

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