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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

Dairy farmers consider drip irrigation – from the Modesto Bee

By John Holland At last check, 75 percent of grape growers in California used drip or other low-volume irrigation methods. The rate was 71 percent for almonds and 63 percent for canning tomatoes. Dairy feed crops? Not so much. The … Continue reading →

New West Nile Virus detections in horses

A dangerous disease, west Nile virus, has returned to California this summer. The disease has been detected in four horses – two in Riverside County, one in Tehama County, and one in Shasta County. Two of the horses have died … Continue reading →

From the Growing California video series – Drought Landscaping

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Drought Landscaping.”

Young farmers educated, indebted – from the Sacramento Bee

By Edward Ortiz Sonoma farmer Andrea Davis-Cetina didn’t discover her passion for farming until she went to college. She entered Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., intending to study photography but, during a stint on the campus farm, found herself enjoying … Continue reading →

Video: the Tree of 40 Fruit – from National Geographic

URBAN AREAS IN BEST SHAPE, FARMERS ADAPTING BUT VULNERABLE From the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2015—If the California drought continues another two to three years, the state will face increasingly acute … Continue reading →
SACRAMENTO, CA — As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the Department of Water Resources today released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly two … Continue reading →
  By Peter King A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga. A collection of slender, solar-powered telemetry towers rising from an almond orchard in the San Joaquin … Continue reading →
By Geoffrey Mohan They look like grains of black sand inside a prescription vial. But each speck is a wasp that is lethal to the offspring of the Asian citrus psyllid, an aphid-size bug that spreads the bacteria that cause … Continue reading →

Updated UC Davis report on drought impacts to agriculture

UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences finds $1.84 billion in losses due to drought in 2015. Job losses and crop fallowing about 30 percent greater than 2014, but study notes that irrigation districts and farmers are showing more resilience than … Continue reading →

Food and Farm News

May 27, 2015

Cherry harvest nears the finish line, Invading stinkbug threatens crops, Website aims to stop pests from entering

May 20, 2015

Reduced California rice plantings aid competitors, Drought-tolerant wheat varieties show promise, Strategy aims to benefit bees

May 13, 2015

Farmers visit nation's capital, Thefts disrupt farms' irrigation, Study shows economic boost from food processing, Guidelines help hikers, cattle coexist

May 6, 2015

Forum airs effects of drought, Report gauges drought impact on vegetables, Insect population rise, Resolution supports domestic flowers

April 29, 2015

Water shortages to be on the agenda, Recycled water to be studied, Conservation award accepts nominations, More schools feature California-grown food

April 22, 2015

Farm groups track water legislation, Ranchers help conserve sagebrush habitat, Closures of biomass plants slow tree disposal

April 15, 2015

Water shortages hit Klamath Basin, Field day looks at efficient irrigation, Rural areas prepare for wildfire, Grape acreage declines slightly

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

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.