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Extreme weather demonstrates need for more cover crops in almond

Greetings from Project Apis m. (PAm)! My name is Rory Crowley, and I am the new director of habitat programs, managing Seeds for Bees (SFB). I live and work in Chico in the Northern Sacramento Va

Heat has arrived for pecans, and problems come along with it

Temperatures across Georgia have increased dramatically this week following a cool spring. The thermometer has climbed above 90° F every day this week and the forecast was for 96° F May 19. Each yea

President Biden appoints key USDA role for California

President Joe Biden appointed Maria Herrera as USDA state director of rural development for California on May 19. Maria Gallegos Herrera is a proud daughter of farmworker parents who grew up in the

Getting the most out of a low-input pecan orchard

I am looking forward to our Ark-La-Miss Tri-State pecan meeting this June. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what would be the most pertinent topic to speak on at the conferen

USDA extends deadline for public to comment on competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other inputs and retail markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a 30-day extension to the public comment period to identify the impacts of concentration and competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other agric

California senators join effort for export crisis summit

The Almond Alliance of California on May 13 thanked California’s U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla for joining with a collaborative of major agriculture associations in urging a summit

Grower input wanted for water resources study

University of California, along with New Mexico State University, USDA, Environmental Defense Fund and other organizations, is seeking grower input in a survey for Secure Water Future, a multi-year pr

Walnut Board research converts industry assessments into science-based orchard innovation

Production research is delivering significant payback for grower investment, evident at any California walnut orchard. California Walnut Board research goes back nearly five decade

NASS forecasts smaller almond crop

The 2022 California Almond Subjective Forecast published Thursday by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates that the crop harvested in 2022

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