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Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

Farm and Agriculture News with Walt Shaw

CBS Radio Sacramento's Public Affairs show - featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news - is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am - 7am on 1140 The Fan.

CDFA's Planting Seeds Blog

When Jim Houston was growing up, he said, “Eating was considered healthy.” Thousands of cases of childhood obesity and millions of skipped school lunches later, school districts and nutrition experts are working together in earnest to make sure eating really … Continue reading →

USDA seeks nominations for National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations to fill five vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Vacancies for the 15-member organic standards board include: two farmers, two consumer/public interest representatives, and one USDA accredited certifying agent. … Continue reading →

USDA announces building blocks for climate-smart agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a comprehensive and detailed approach to support farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners in their response to climate change. The framework consists of 10 building blocks that span a range of technologies and … Continue reading →

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Earth Day

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 22, 2015 as “Earth Day” in the State of California. Since taking office, Governor Brown has signed accords to fight climate change with leaders from Mexico, China, Canada, Japan, … Continue reading →
By Nathaniel Johnson This piece started out as a confident prescription for California’s drought ills. But when I began writing, I kept coming across things that seemed confusing or contradictory. And each time I went to the experts to clarify, they’d explode … Continue reading →
                              By Michael Casey California Gov. Jerry Brown has sounded the alarm over the state’s historic drought, warning that it will take “unprecedented actions” to solve … Continue reading →
Sixth-graders from Cowan Fundamental Elementary School joined students at nearby Mira Loma High School in the Sacramento area this morning for an energizing and educational event built around the themes of Earth Day (April 22) and invasive species. CDFA Secretary … Continue reading →
The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Strawberry Fields…Forever,” a profile of a grower and his commitment to water efficiency.  

If Bugs Took Vacations…

Note – April has been designated as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month by the USDA I’m going to tick off a list of some popular reasons why people from all over the world dream of coming to California … Continue reading →
By Josué Medellín-Azuara and Jay Lund When it comes to water, California’s irrigated agriculture is always under the public magnifying glass because it is the largest managed water use in the state and the economic base for many rural areas. … Continue reading →

Food and Farm News

April 8, 2015

Vegetables, berries come to market early, Water shortages contribute to cut in cotton acreage, Briefing to focus on overall drought impact, USDA supports research against citrus disease

April 1st, 2015

Surveyors to search for snow, Crop plantings to be cut again, Water shortages worry citrus growers, Dairies report tight supplies of organic milk

March 25, 2015

Strawberry harvest hits stride early, Lamb producers welcome holiday demand, Springtime means flower time, Survey gauges young farmers' attitudes

March 18, 2015

Draft plan looks at groundwater law, Agriculture Day event to be held, Report: Family farms dominate U.S. agriculture, Farm trade official to hold California meeting

March 11, 2015

Idled land affects seed business, Farmers expect trouble hiring enough people, Drought hits Valencia orange crop, Marketers see promise for wine exports

March 4, 2015

Snowpack could be 'alarmingly low', Water cutoff leads to hard choices, Campaign aims to reach backyard citrus growers, Awards honor young farmers/ranchers

February 25, 2015

Exports of farm goods remain backlogged, Almonds depends on bees, Tour links small farmers with buyers, Young Farmers/Ranchers donate food

February 18, 2015

Farm exporters monitor port talks, Congress to look at key agricultural topics, Mild winter weather influences crops, California wins Collegiate Discussion Meet

February 11, 2015

Flower growers finish Valentine's shipments, Port dispute hurts citrus growers/packers, Report quantifies local-food market, Demand grows for food-preservation training

February 4, 2015

Officials describe water storage options, Farmers face new water curtailments, Drought challenges tomato growers, Beekeepers prepare for almond pollination

Quick Farm /Ag Business Links

CBS Radio Sacramento’s Public Affairs show – featuring Farm and Agricultural Business news – is hosted by Walt Shaw every Sunday from 6am – 7am on 1140 The Fan.