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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

California Grown gets new chairwoman – from The Packer

By Mike Hornick Cherie Watte, executive director of the California Asparagus Commission, is the new board chairwoman of California Grown, succeeding Kasey Cronquist, chief executive officer of the California Cut Flower Commission. The Buy California Marketing Agreement manages the California … Continue reading →

Drought lessons from a sheep rancher – from UC Davis

By Brad Hooker While a severe drought continues to devastate California agriculture, one sheep rancher in Oroville has found a centuries-old solution at the bottom of his wood stove — and researchers at UC Davis are paying attention. After dumping … Continue reading →
Fourth-generation rice grower Josh Sheppard is accompanied by his dog, Tonka, on his farm in Biggs, Calif. (Carl Costas / For The Times)   By David Pierson Gregg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if … Continue reading →
Miles Reiter is a member of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and chairman and CEO of Driscoll’s, a leading supplier of fresh berries. By Miles Reiter Reliable groundwater supplies in California are essential to the health and well-being … Continue reading →
SACRAMENTO, August 25, 2014 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in accordance with CEQA guidelines, has released the draft Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The draft Program EIR is a crucial step … Continue reading →

USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

USDA News Release Washington, D.C. – Aug. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually. “Resuming … Continue reading →

Water and the California Farmer – Don Cameron

  “Water and the California Farmer” is a discussion of water in agriculture – Ag’s share of total water use, and the innovative conservation measures already practiced on farms and ranches around the state. More information may be viewed here. … Continue reading →

Latinos move from fields to office – from the New York Times

Sergio Silva, 53, left, and Adrian Espinoza, 36, are partners at Rancho Espinoza, a flower business in Salinas, Calif. Credit – Jim Wilson/The New York Times By Tanzina Vega When he was 15, an immigration raid at a Japanese flower nursery … Continue reading →
By Dennis L. Taylor In the first of its kind in the state, an accord has been hammered out between the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner and a Salinas farm-worker advocacy group to form a panel that will jointly tackle issues … Continue reading →

Food and Farm News

August 27, 2014

Napa grape harvest recovers after quake, Cleanup from massive wildfire continues, Stone-fruit harvest enters final stages, Farmers to be honored for work with veterans

August 20, 2014

Water bond backers work to build support, Demand grows for native, drought-tolerant plants, Weather problems reduce olive crop, Early Brussels sprouts win more customers

August 13, 2014

Production of many crops to be smaller, Grape harvest starts early, Dairy farmers see economic recovery, Pairing foods may increase nutrition

August 6, 2014

Harvests get off to early start, Cattle rustling declines, Makers of goat cheese report surge in sales, 'Action week' highlights invasive species

July 30, 2014

Thinning forests adds to resiliency against fire, State pledges to smooth trade with Mexico, Officials call for floodplain flexibility, White House honors agricultural 'champions'

July 23, 2014

Energy costs could rise due to drought, Drought affects farmers markets, Rural roads need attention, study says, Sacramento to host cheese conference

July 16, 2014

Drought losses could top $2 billion, Fresno County sees crop values decline, Melon growers assess water situation, Garbanzo beans tolerate dry conditions

July 9, 2014

Water shortages affect tomatoes, Bill would provide funding for wildfire suppression, American-grown flowers to feature new branding, Orange-fleshed honeydew ripe with benefits

July 2, 2014

Survey tracks costs of holiday picnic, Strawberry farms provide opportunities for immigrants, California tops flower market, International agreement aims at Medflies

June 25, 2014

Grape harvest stays ahead of schedule, Blueberry production grows, Online resource helps new farmers, Nutrition trends for 2014

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.