Crop Production

Plan to increase flows from San Joaquin River tributaries gets pushback

The notice represents a departure from the state's earlier willingness to consider voluntary agreements with water districts, which includes aspects other than just flow increases. more »

Funding to build soil health on California’s farms boosted

There will be three free webinars to provide information on the application process and programs, which has $75 million available in funding. more »

Heat injury, illness work settings pursued by OSHA

2021 had record-breaking heat, with the hazard disproportionately affecting workers of color. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun the process of considering a heat-specific workplace rule. more »

Nitrogen and irrigation education, training part of CDFA funding

California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research funded $4.14 million in grants, including $3 million for nitrogen and irrigation training, and $1.14 million for five other projects to improve management practices. more »

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign honors almond growers of California

The organization has only given out its Business for Bees Sustainability Award once before, and this time presented it to the Almond Board of California. more »

Ag industry targeted with law firm’s expansion in California

The new attorneys join from The Saqui Law Group and expand Fisher Phillips’ employment and labor relations capabilities in the growing agriculture industry in California and nationally. more »

Minimized risk from climate extremes sought for Southwest growers

More than two dozen researchers across California, Arizona and New Mexico are looking for ways to improve groundwater and develop management strategies that are adapted to climate change to ensure irrigated agriculture sustainability. more »

$2M electric weed control study pursued by OSU

Costs and resistance to herbicides are rising, so researchers are now revisiting a method first patented in the late 1800s – electricity for weed control. more »

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