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Georgia county pecan production meetings to be virtual

As a result of COVID-19, University of Georgia Pecan Extension will be forced to hold virtual rather than in-person pecan production meetings this year. "I know this comes as a disappointment to ma

Bee Better Certification program certifies pollinator-friendly conservation efforts

Bees are a lifeline for farms producing the world’s fruits, vegetables, nuts and other nutrient-rich foods. Bees pollinate billions of dollars’ worth of crops and play an essential role in our foo

Report: Retaliatory tariffs cost tree nut sector losses of $239M

Economic research measuring the overall losses to California agricultural exports resulting from the trade war shows that two years of Market Facilitation Program payments only covered roughly half of

Ag Stats bulletin: New Mexico No. 1 nationally in pecan production

Are you curious about where New Mexico pecan production ranks nationally? Have you ever wondered how many acres of chile are grown in New Mexico? Do you want to become more educated about New Mexico a

Pecan growers work to overcome early ice storm

Pecan growers in southwest, central and north-central Oklahoma as well as northwest Texas are facing yet another challenge. Growers looking to start harvest soon are faced with the task of cleaning up

Navel orangeworm pressure expected to rise later this century

Outsized wildfires, rising sea levels and disappearing glaciers are dramatic signs of climate change, but not the only ones. New University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources research pr

$1M research project to test mating disruption for pest control in walnuts

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers and UC Cooperative Extension are working with farmers to establish six demonstration sites in walnut orchards that will examine the effectiveness of matin

UGA to begin new pecan variety trials in southeast Georgia

University of Georgia faculty will begin a series of pecan trials this winter to help identify better management practices for growers. New pecan trees will be planted at UGA College of Agricultura

Blue Diamond Growers manufacturing facility achieves major safety milestone

Blue Diamond Growers' Salida, California, manufacturing facility recently achieved 5 million working hours without Lost Time Incident, as reported in a news release. The team's current safety mile

Richard Rominger, former deputy secretary of ag and industry icon, remembered

Tributes poured in this week from across the nation for agricultural icon Richard Rominger, who died of a heart attack Dec. 20 near his home in Winters. Rominger, a UC Davis supporter and alum, was a

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