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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

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 →

USDA study places cost of raising a child at nearly $250,000

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The report shows that a middle-income family with a child born … Continue reading →
By Alexandra Witze and Nature Magazine Peter Moyle has seen a lot in five decades of roaming California’s streams and rivers and gathering data on the fish that live in them. But last month he saw something new: tributaries of … Continue reading →
By Alan Bjerga For more than 70 years, Fred Starrh’s family was among the most prominent cotton growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Then shifting global markets and rising water prices told him that wouldn’t work anymore. So he replaced … Continue reading →
  By Don Curlee Counting the ways farming in California differs from farming in the rest of the country might result in some surprises, especially for proud Californians. To begin with, farms in California are about 25 percent smaller on … Continue reading →

Growing California video series wins three Telly Awards

The Growing California video series, a partnership between CDFA and California Grown produced in association with California State University, Sacramento, has been recognized with three 2014 Telly Awards, a video competition now in its 35th year. Growing California also won … Continue reading →
By Robert Rodriguez Armed with magnifying glasses and bug-sucking aspirators, state agriculture technicians are in Fresno, checking residential citrus trees for any signs of the Asian citrus psyllid and the tree-killing disease it can carry. The psyllid poses one of … Continue reading →

Food and Farm News

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

June 18, 2014

Research continues for drought-tolerant crops, New technology saves water, Partnerships benefit bee health, U.S. beef market in Hong Kong expands

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.