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Improve the odds: Strategies to enact a successful succession plan

The greatest stress point in farm succession planning is communication. Fortunately, communication strategies can minimize conflicts and the breakdown of trust by having a written family mission and values statement; a written farm employment, management and ownership plan and regularly scheduled meetings. ... more »

USDA awards $50 Million to 141 recipients in 40 states

The USDA is awarding $50 million through the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program (FLSP Program) to 141 recipients in 40 states and Puerto Rico. more »
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First annual Pistachio Industry Insights Day set for July 26

American Pistachio Growers hosts Pistachio Industry Insights Day Set on July 26, 2024 at Visalia Convention Center. more »

Pistachio Shipments see mixed trends

Meridian Growers reported a 16% decrease in May pistachio shipments, despite year-to-date increase. more »

Growers can utilize resources, tools to help manage unwanted pest threats on the West Coast

Jhalendra P. Rijal, area integrated pest management advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Modesto, delved into two notorious pests. ... more »

Nutrien Ag Solutions poised to release new biocontrol technology

Nutrien Ag Solutions has acuired Suncor Energy’s AgroScience assets that offers proprietary biocontrol technologies through its Loveland Products business. “We’re excited to further develop t... more »

Almond shipments reach 226.1 million pounds, an increase over last year

On June 14, 2024, Blue Diamond Growers released its May almond market update that noted that shipments reached 226.1 million pounds. more »
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Proper hull split timing to maximize inputs

The importance of knowing precisely when hull split occurs is critical because it signals the proper timing for treatments to control navel orangeworm (NOW) and, as appropriate, hull rot. ... more »

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