California

Remembering key contributor to almond industry irrigation improvements

It’s hard to estimate Schwankl’s impact on the state’s agriculture industry with his career focus on sprinkler, drip and flood irrigation management. more »

Water rules add to challenges for California farmers

Costs are high, water is scarce, and prices to growers are low. With the economics of tree crops the toughest they've been in decades, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? more »

Almond growers can help prove air quality advancements

Almond growers can anonymously assist in the effort by sending the new equipment's runtime and serial number to their local NRCS office. more »

Principles of Fruit and Nut Trees short course dates announced

This course on the fundamentals of fruit and nut tree growth and management is back in person, featuring a week of classroom instruction and an optional week of field days. more »

Time for a hard look at walnuts: cost and expense considerations

Costs are way up and may not ease anytime soon, and forging ahead with the same practices and expecting a natural return to better times is looking like a long shot. more »

California farmers march on Capitol, protest water fees

Farmers from California's Central Valley received zero federal water deliveries, and severely reduced state allocations. Now hit with groundwater pumping fines, farmers took to the Capitol to protest. more »

Newsom advisor warns of climate threats to farming

California forests are experiencing more tree mortality, the snowpack is being lost to the atmosphere, and groundwater aquifers are becoming depleted. more »

Management practices for improved water capture in almond

Groundwater recharge, organic matter, reduced or no tillage – in the middle of drought, management practices may help improve the retention of limited water resources. more »

State of California and farmers collaborate to conserve water, provide critical habitat for migratory birds

The program works with farmers to implement practices to conserve water, protect water quality, promote soil health, and mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds. more »

Newsom cuts deal and signs union card-check bill

AB 2183, a purported vote-by-mail union organizing measure by Assemblyman Mark Stone passed in the California Legislature despite a veto threat from Governor Newsom. more »

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