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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

SACRAMENTO, April 17, 2014 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that California has been allocated $19.76 million in funding for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). The agency awarded approximately $66 million nationwide for … Continue reading →
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) has announced the availability of special hardship funds for certified organic producers who are having a hard time making ends meet this spring due to damage caused by drought. Thanks to a special grant from … Continue reading →
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that eligible farmers and ranchers can now sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record time and … Continue reading →
I wish to offer my congratulations to my colleague and friend Craig McNamara for being named Agriculturalist of the Year by the California State Fair. Craig is a uniquely visionary leader – someone who is highly deserving of this prestigious … Continue reading →
By Lauren Sommer With California’s reservoirs running low, many Central Valley farmers are struggling to keep their trees and crops alive this year. In the southern San Joaquin Valley, some are getting extra water from an unlikely source: the oil industry. … Continue reading →
While most people have a mental image of research that involves scientists in lab coats, test tubes and beakers, and technical language that can seem complex, much of the groundbreaking research conducted by USDA scientists actually ends up on your … Continue reading →
                    By John Schwartz LOCKEFORD, Calif. — Helping America’s beleaguered bees could start with something as humble as planting a shrub. Here in California’s Central Valley, researchers are trying to find … Continue reading →
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps … Continue reading →
  By Paul De Barro and Paolo de Souza, research scientists Queensland’s fruit and vegetable farmers are under pressure, having lost their main weapon against their main enemy – fruit flies. Last year, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority banned … Continue reading →

A look back at Ag Day 2014


Food and Farm News

April 16, 2014

Farmers work to prevent crime, Asparagus harvest accelerates, California almonds get social, Rice boosts diet quality

April 9, 2014

Water worries citrus growers, Gardening in dry times, Egg demand surges, Everyone is a scientist

April 2, 2014

Snow stays scarce, Field crop acreage to drop, Drought brings concern about exports, Vegetable production declines slightly

March 26, 2014

Water rally to be held, Citrus growers cope with freeze losses, Tourism promotion focuses on agriculture, Meat exporting goes social

March 19, 2014

Higher food prices on the horizon, Farmers renew call for immigration reform, Celebrating California agriculture at the Capitol, Organic farmers open storefronts

March 12, 2014

Governor discusses farm issues, Nurseries use robots to improve efficiency, Research explores ideal flavors in avocados, Fruit and vegetable consumption rises at school

March 5, 2014

Rural communities brace for drought losses, Farmers embrace high-tech tools, Wine exports set record, Growers work to protect citrus crops

February 26, 2014

Looking for snow, Honeybees feel drought impacts, Demand for produce expected to rise, Much food goes uneaten

February 19, 2014

Nurseries prepare for dry year, Drought workshops to be held, Promotions motivate avocado purchases, Food donations set record

February 12, 2014

Senate legislation addresses water crisis, Drought worries Sacramento Valley farmers, Report indicates record grape crop, Coachella Valley to host date festival

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.