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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

Secretary Ross Delivers Commencement Address at UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross was honored to deliver the commencement address for the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources on May 16, 2015. Her remarks: Dean, faculty members and staff, families, and—of course—students and graduates.  What a great night … Continue reading →
Targeted drought funding builds on substantial drought relief efforts From the USDA: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers … Continue reading →
Tucked away in the Almond Board of California’s Outlook newsletter for growers last week was a gem of an article about something called “hullsplit strategic deficit irrigation.” The upshot of the piece is: “A five-year study found that well-timed deficit … Continue reading →

Water Wisdom – from the Growing California video series

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Water Wisdom,” a profile of Central California farmer Don Cameron and his innovative water management to lessen the pain of the drought.  
From the California Milk Advisory Board: New study conducted by University of California Agricultural Issues Center shows significant impact of state’s leading agricultural commodity Cementing its place as California’s most important agricultural commodity by farm revenue, California farms sold about $9.4 … Continue reading →
By Edward Ortiz, Sacramento Bee When employees at technology giant Oracle sit down to lunch, they often eat produce grown in Yolo County’s Capay Valley. The fruits and veggies come from the Capay Valley Farm Shop, which buys from more … Continue reading →

Governor’s May Revise budget doubles-down on CDFA drought and climate change programs

Governor Brown’s revised budget for May, released today, makes great strides in helping agriculture adapt to the ongoing drought and climate change. The Governor proposes to provide substantial assistance to farmers to increase their water efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases, build … Continue reading →
CDFA’s Drought Resources web page stands as a valuable tool for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers seeking information about the drought in California and assistance programs. The page features links to the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, the Farm Services Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development. … Continue reading →
The California Energy Commission has approved more than $16 million in grants to demonstrate water and energy-saving technologies that promise to make the water, industrial, and agricultural sectors more efficient. “In response to the drought and the Governor’s Executive Order, … Continue reading →
Ask a shopper where their food comes from, and the answer might be “the supermarket” or “the farmers’ market,” or maybe even “a farm” or “a farmer.” Those are all true, but of course they aren’t the whole story. Ask … 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

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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.