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01/19/18

A pair of scientists assert California officials and researchers should get more input from farmers

01/17/18

Depth-to-groundwater in parts of the Central Valley have returned to levels not seen since surface water deliveries were first made

01/15/18

Instead of two tunnels, each 40 feet high and 35 miles long, Brown's Department of Water Resources has been negotiating with major California water agencies in recent weeks on a revised plan to build just one tunnel at slightly more than half the cost of the original project.

01/10/18

Canal skirts buckled, bridges failed, and homes started sprouting cracks, but the hope was that last year's big winter might deliver some help. And in this immediate area, last winter did, make a difference.

01/04/18

Fresno County is home to more than a dozen wineries which bottle a taste of the Valley. Now-- Reedley College can be added to that list.

12/22/17

California Ag Today recently had an exclusive interview with Fred Franzia the CEO and co-founder of one of the biggest wineries in the nation, Franzia Winery, which is the maker of the famous Two Buck Chuck sold in Trader Joe's. We asked him how it all started.

12/06/17

As federal tax-reform bills head to a House-Senate conference committee, California farmers and ranchers say they may not gain as much as they had hoped from the package of tax cuts and other changes to tax law.

12/06/17

SJV water imbalance: Problems can't be solved farm-by-farm - Urban-rural partnerships will be key, says Alvar Escriva-Bou.

12/06/17

The Almond Board of California (ABC) will sink $4.8 million into 60-plus independent, third-party research projects designed to formulate the next generation of farming practices for the famous tree nut.

11/29/17

Gerawan Farming plans to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

11/14/17

The tone was set early as some 70 participants in a field day gathered at a Farm of the Future at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif. to examine the value of collecting data using technology - and then to discuss what to do with the data.

10/13/17

Some wineries will decide it's a gamble worth taking. "Then for wine that will be done with those grapes will need to see how much potential smoke taste is."

10/05/17

Among the scheduled educational sessions are: "Issues Facing Organic Farmers Today," "Clean and Renewable Technology" and "Tools for Plant and Soil Health." The keynote presentation Grower Roundtable is titled "From Wall Street to Main Street, Organic Means Good Business" and features Scott LaRue of Piper Jaffray as moderator and Bill Reiman of Gladstone Land Corp; Stan Pura, founder of Mission Ranches and Jeff Huckaby, President of Grimmway Farms.

10/05/17

The wine industry's total benefit to the American economy adds up to $219.9 billion in 2017, according to a report released by WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries' lobbying organization.

09/27/17

By the first of September, six weeks after he and crews began harvesting wine grapes in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley, yields had been ranging from low to average, reports Luke Shoffner

09/19/17

Growers were already expecting a smaller crop this year before thunderstorms dropped as much as a half-inch of rain in some vineyards just as grapes were drying on the ground.

09/19/17

State and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.

09/19/17

In an extensive series of lab studies and in field trials at vineyards in several states including those at the University of California - Riverside, this form of biocontrol has proven effective in preventing vines from developing the disease.

09/19/17

Watts said they have aligned the winery with Southern Wine and Spirits to sell in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and a few other states. It's been a smarter move, financially, than to focus on California, he said.

09/14/17

Now in its 33rd year, the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored hall honors people who have contributed to agriculture and to their community in significant ways.

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