Pork Producers Face Prop 12 Uncertainty – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
When California voters approved Proposition 12 in November 2018, hog producers across the country were ready to adjust their operations to suit the law’s pen-size requirements to ship to the […]

Livestock: Ag Groups Make Case v. Proposition 12 – DTN Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
All sides in a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12 laid out their cases during oral arguments in a federal court on Wednesday. Agriculture groups have argued the state’s law […]

Livestock: 20 States Fight California Regulation – DTN Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
California’s Proposition 12 is under fire from at least 20 states, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been asked to review whether the California law is […]

California Walnuts: April Orchard Management Considerations Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Pistillate Flower Abscission (PFA): For varieties susceptible to PFA (especially Tulare or Serr), apply first ReTain® spray at 30 to 40% pistillate (female) flower bloom. The percent PFA and rate of […]

California Walnuts: Starting Spring Irrigation – Too Much Too Soon? Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Walnuts are generally regarded as very sensitive to water stress. Severe stress and defoliation can occur when irrigation is reduced in the summer or discontinued entirely for harvest. Since walnuts […]

Rice: PLC Payments – How Do They Work Under Current Differentiated Program? Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Farm bills, like most legislation, contain policy experiments.  Usually they are small pilot programs or a variation on existing programs.  Some experiments evolve into larger programs or become the standard […]

California Almonds: Drought Management – 2021 Update Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
Drought conditions are forecasted to persist into 2021 for California. Although almonds are relatively tolerant to drought from a survival standpoint, yields are impacted when water applications are reduced. To […]

California Walnuts: Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot, Paradox Canker Disease Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
Phytophthora crown and root rots and Paradox canker disease are difficult to detect until the above- ground parts of the tree show symptoms, which usually appear at later stage of […]

California Almonds: Irrigating and Deep Soil Moisture After Rainy Season Mar 15, 2021

🕔Mar 15, 2021
The rainy season this year in the San Joaquin Valley has been fairly dry and has probably got many growers thinking about how much water they should start applying. In […]

Livestock: Prop 12 Disrupts Hog Supply, Says Rabobank – DTN Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
The pork supply chain in the United States would face “significant disruption” in 2022 when California’s Proposition 12 takes effect, a new report from Rabobank said. As of Jan. 1, […]

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