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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

Ag Day is Coming! Mark Your Calendars!

California Ag Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 on the west steps of the State Capitol. Join CDFA and our partners, California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, for this outdoor, springtime event complete with tractors, … Continue reading →
Story by John Holland The rented bees arrived to find quite a feast in Mike Silveira’s almond orchard north of Oakdale. He had sown mustard seeds between the tree rows in the fall, and by mid-January, they had burst out … Continue reading →
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. … Continue reading →
A taxi fare, an ounce of gold, a pound of butter, a milligram of medication, a ton of rice, an acre of land, a gallon of gas … What do they have in common? We get what we pay for … Continue reading →
Secretary Karen Ross hearing about water usage and conservation at a Santa Cruz County farm this week. By Donna Jones The first step toward finding solutions to long-standing groundwater overdraft in the Pajaro Valley was to acknowledge the problem and … Continue reading →

Export Training Course Comes to CDFA

This April, CDFA will be jointly hosting CALAGX 2015 – the only comprehensive export training program available to California’s specialty crop growers.  The program provides intensive training to help companies move their products into foreign markets, led by instructors who … Continue reading →

A new network for women in agriculture – from the USDA

By Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary, USDA To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership … Continue reading →
By Jan Sears The work day starts early for Bishop, a gangly yellow lab, and his handler, Kristina Cummings. By 4:30 a.m. the two San Bernardino County agriculture department workers are on the job, checking out boxes that are being … Continue reading →

Bird Health Awareness Week – USDA sponsors webinar on bird health

Bird Health Awareness Week is from Feb. 24 through March 2. The USDA’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is bringing poultry experts together for a webinar called, “Growing Chicks Into Healthy Chickens: Getting Ready for Spring,” to be … Continue reading →
…and the results are in! Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced today the final results of the 2014-15 California State Employees Food Drive. The Food Drive raised more than … Continue reading →

Food and Farm News

November 12, 2014

Water shortages influence orange outlook, Drought Monitor affects livestock ranchers, Marketplace connects schools with farmers, Trends look ahead to 2015

November 5, 2014

Rules aim to slow walnut theft, Commodity groups employ social media, Ranchers to discuss drought strategies, Mild nights affect coastal vegetables

October 29, 2014

Weather problems affect nut crops, U.S. may produce more pork than beef, New lettuce variety contains added nutrients, Research aims to head off rose disease

October 22, 2014

Tomato harvest will be plentiful, Researchers seek drought-tolerant beans, Biosensor checks olive oil quality, 'Sniffer dogs' may help fight plant disease

October 15, 2014

Drought affects agricultural tourism, Unmanned aircraft could help on farms, UC works with urban farmers, Chicken farm competes in entrepreneurship contest

October 8, 2014

Drought brings investment in irrigation technology, Lack of water affects chili peppers, Wildfire smoke slows hay production, Loan options expand for new farmers

October 1, 2014

Farm Bureau announces ballot positions, New water year begins, Drought affects vegetable volumes, Grants benefit farmers markets, food hubs

September 24, 2014

Wineries keep an eye on water, Rice straw takes expanded feed role, Prune research aims at taste, efficiency, Bagrada bug attacks crops

September 17, 2014

Farm groups react to groundwater bills, Water shortages reduce rice harvest, Safflower plantings may increase, Wine market to become more competitive

September 10, 2014

Farming towns face drought impacts, Beekeepers expect less honey production, Drought challenges organic cattle ranchers, New farm trails open

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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.