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Potential shown for bee-impersonating flies to help pollination

A tiny bee imposter, the syrphid fly, may be a big help to some gardens and farms, new research from Washington State University (WSU) shows. An observational study in western Washington found that

Strain on California water system target of ARS research

A team of USDA agricultural scientists in the Golden State are helping farmers make the most out of a natural resource that is becoming ever more precious – water. California produces two-thirds

Management, interpretation of data aided by Semios deal with Centricity

Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 21 it has acquired Centricity, developers of a suite of field data collection applications including ApRecs, a market-leading

San Diego County providing free COVID-19 vaccines to H-2A workers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced June 21 that the council’s ongoing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control has resulted in another opportunity to protect f

California Walnut Board to launch its first-ever Snacking Retail Campaign

The California Walnut Board launches its first ever Snacking Retail Campaign this July, to bring more attention to the benefits of walnuts as a nutritious snack. The new campaign includes walnut di

California grants awarded for innovative projects reducing pesticide overreliance

California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced $524,946 in grants awarded for innovative research projects to reduce overreliance on pesticides. The 2021 Pest Management Research Gra

Drought exposes need to upgrade water facilities

Severe drought highlights the need for greater investment to improve aging California water facilities, and increases calls for allocation of federal and state resources to tackle the problem. A na

Historic drought year limits agricultural water deliveries

The Fresno (California) Irrigation District Board of Directors made the decision at its regularly scheduled June 10 meeting to end most agricultural water deliveries on June 30. Water deliveries bega

COVID-19 vaccinations made more accessible to California ag workers

Farmers and agricultural employers can protect their business and their employees by supporting workers’ access to COVID-19 vaccines. It’s now faster and easier for farmers to help their workers g

Succession planning for farmers, ranchers aided by California FarmLink course

Of all the challenges farmers face year after year, the most daunting challenge may be figuring out how to navigate the farm business succession process. If you’re a farmer or rancher planning to r

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