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USDA announces Agriculture Outlook Forum and new resources

USDA’s 98th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum February 24 – 25, 2022 The USDA will hold its 98th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), themed “New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity

Saltier groundwater does long lasting damage, but less than feared

When salty groundwater is used to irrigate almond orchards, production can be significantly reduced and the damage to trees can last for years, according to Agriculture Research Service studies. Ye

Storms bring modest increase in California water project deliveries

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the

Nut growers look to take on supply chain challenges

(Sponsored) Over the past several years, the U.S. agriculture industry has never faced such unprecedented realities of supply uncertainty and sourcing challenges to meet consumer demand, and ultimat

Effective use of cover crops displayed in March 3 Sacramento Valley tour

Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the Sacramento Valley

Average temperatures not met in Georgia in 2021; precipitation up

In 2021, Georgia experienced its coldest year since 2014, with an average temperature of 64.5˚  F. But the temperature was still well above the long-term average of 63.4˚  F and ranked the 20th wa

John Deere’s JDLink integrates Razor Tracking

John Deere customers now have the ability to see their support vehicles and non-powered equipment alongside JDLink enabled equipment in Operations Center by integrating Razor Trackin

Almond growers welcome news of the arrival of bees

Semi-truck loads of commercial honeybee colonies are arriving in California from across the country to prepare bees for pollination of this year's almond crop. "We're getting ready for the big even

Wildfire crisis addressed with comprehensive 10-year plan

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore launched Jan. 18 a comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis – “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Str

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