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California Citrus: UC Riverside Gets $5.1Mln to Fight Citrus Tree Killer

California Citrus: UC Riverside Gets $5.1Mln to Fight Citrus Tree Killer

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 22, 2017

A team of scientists, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry. The team, led

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California: Looking for Weed Control Options Beyond Herbicides

California: Looking for Weed Control Options Beyond Herbicides

👤By Steven Fennimore, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) hosted a 4 hour listening session at the Tulare UCCE office conference room on Feb. 15. In attendance were growers, consultants, ag industry personnel and university extension personnel. The WSSA is hosting 7

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Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told an ethanol industry audience here Tuesday he’s confident President Donald

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California Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Update Meeting, Parlier, Feb. 28

California Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Update Meeting, Parlier, Feb. 28

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 22, 2017

An update meeting on the sugarcane aphid and its potential impact on California sorghum will take place in Parlier onTuesday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, with lunch following. The meeting will be held in the Nectarine Room, UC-ANR-KARE

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Journalist, Marcia Zarley Taylor, Left Huge Mark on Agriculture – DTN

Journalist, Marcia Zarley Taylor, Left Huge Mark on Agriculture – DTN

👤By Greg D. Horstmeier DTN Editor-in-Chief 🕔Feb 21, 2017

This week, farmers lost one of their most intelligent, steadfast journalist supporters. Agriculture journalism lost one of its true giants.   Marcia Zarley Taylor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer Executive Editor and 40-year agricultural reporter, passed away Feb. 19 after a brief

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California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 21, 2017

It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state’s almond

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California Almonds: Rain Still Complicating Fungicide Programs – AgFax Tree Crops

California Almonds: Rain Still Complicating Fungicide Programs – AgFax Tree Crops

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 20, 2017

More rain has pressed wider use of aerial application to ensure that all the needed fungicides actually make it to the blooms.

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 17, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Advice – We got plenty; Ag Economists Expect Shortfalls, 2017; and more.

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Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The bears were winners this week on the ICE cotton contracts, with May posting a 157 point setback, settling at 75.52.  The nearby spread continued to weaken, finishing Fri at 204 points of carry amid what has thus far been

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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