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Ranchers dealing with winter's long dry spell
50 views - 03/16/20
California's record-low rainfall and warm weather in February accelerated vegetation growth on winter pasture in Napa County, leaving one...
California Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers
55 views - 03/03/20
YF&Rs from across the state meet in Visalia for the 2020 Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, which includes farm tours, speakers,...
Napa couple works at local, state levels for agriculture
33 views - 02/21/20
Sixth-generation farmer Johnnie White and his wife, Kendall, have been involved in Farm Bureau and Young Farmers and Ranchers for a...
Young Farmer and Rancher profile Josh Dowell
34 views - 02/21/20
Sacramento County YF&R member works in ag technology and wants to farm some day.
In Colusa, business is mushrooming
38 views - 02/15/20
Farmers Fresh Mushrooms California is among the Golden State growers working to keep up with demand for the nutrient-dense fungi. Chris...
Ag tech summit looks for next generation
23 views - 02/11/20
Farmers, ag-tech professionals and educators descended on Modesto Junior College last week for the second Adapt or Die summit, exploring...
Bay Delta Plan voluntary agreements
37 views - 02/11/20
Nursery owner Michael Frantz, Turlock Irrigation District Board vice president, standing near the Tuolumne River, is hopeful that Gov....
Plants taking off as Valentine's Day gifts
35 views - 02/04/20
Nursery growers and retailers are seeing an upward trend toward live plants for Valentine's Day. At Green Acres Nursery and Supply in Elk...
Labor costs affect cling peach growers
123 views - 01/28/20
Rising labor costs and availability of workers impacts cling peach growers.
State growers, beekeepers prepare for almond bloom
268 views - 01/21/20
Beekeepers are moving about 2.5 million honeybee colonies into orchards to pollinate 1.2 million bearing acres of almonds.
Donated pens will house farm animals during emergencies
27 views - 12/03/19
To help house displaced farm animals during times of disaster, portable livestock pens have been deployed to seven fairgrounds in...
Improving groundwater by reducing nitrates
79 views - 11/22/19
Valley stakeholders meet in Turlock to discuss plans to improve groundwater by reducing nitrates, provide clean water
After Kincade Fire passes, farmers take stock
161 views - 11/05/19
The Kincade Fire made its presence felt on many Sonoma County farms and ranches.
CFBF leaders reflect on 100 years of leadership
33 views - 10/25/19
California Farm Bureau Federation celebrated its 100th birthday October 22 with a party and dedication of its new Sacramento...
State adopts CV SALTS program to control salts and nitrates valley wide
34 views - 10/22/19
Central Valley growers must comply with provisions of the Nitrate Control Program and the Salinity Control Program as part of their...
California Farm Bureau 101st Annual Meeting.
74 views - 10/14/19
Building Our Future, CFBF 101st Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA. December 8-11. Go to to register today.
2019 California pistachio harvest
283 views - 09/23/19
Jim Maxwell of AgriLand Farming Co. talks about California pistachio harvest and the large crop expected.
2019 rice harvest
170 views - 09/20/19
Colusa County rice farmer Don Traynham talks about the 2019 harvest season and prospects for the crop.
California's Water future
128 views - 09/09/19
As state agencies under Gov. Newsom develop a water plan for California, farmers call for water certainty and reduced regulatory burdens.
Woodland incubator helps ag tech startups
41 views - 08/27/19
Hatching an idea is one thing, but building a business around it is a whole 'nother ballgame. At a recent Farm-to-Fork Live event in...
Almond harvest begins
712 views - 08/26/19
California almond harvest begins in growing regions across the state. State's crop is estimated to be 2.2 billion pounds.
A rich harvest of data for today's farmers
129 views - 08/19/19
With sensors and cloud connections, farmers today can monitor field and well conditions remotely and schedule irrigations accordingly. In...
Technology taking hold in Salinas Valley
168 views - 08/13/19
Amid labor shortages, Salinas Valley farmers are looking for ways to get more work done with fewer hands. One owner of a custom-farming...
How power outage could impact on livestock
63 views - 08/02/19
Placer County rancher Karin Sinclair talks about concerns with being able to pump water to livestock if utilities turn off power during...
Rural crime prevention
51 views - 07/23/19
Deputies encourage increased communication with farmers to help build stronger cases for on-farm thefts.
In ag aviation, it all starts on the ground
663 views - 07/23/19
After 40 years, Rick Richter is looking to step back from full-time flying with the agricultural aviation company he launched in 1983. As...
Groundwater recharge is long held practice
335 views - 07/16/19
Merced Irrigation District talks about its use of groundwater recharge basins for its conjunctive use district.
At Lemoore farm, Pence encourages farmers to lobby for trade deal
41 views - 07/16/19
At the Kings County farm of Doug and Julie Freitas, Vice President Mike Pence and a panel of speakers touted the benefits of the United...
California Farm Bureau Federation Centennial Celebration at the state Capitol
45 views - 07/08/19
California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson talks about celebrating 100 years of the organization.
Monarch Conservation Field Day
103 views - 06/25/19
Researchers, government officials and others took part in a monarch conservation field day where they discussed the failing butterfly and...
Flower farmers face landscape fraught with challenges
21 views - 06/18/19
At the California Cut Flower Commission's Field to Vase dinner in Sacramento, the marketplace was at the top of many farmers' minds. One...
2019 apricot season
732 views - 06/18/19
Yolo County farmer Stan Lester talks about the 2019 apricot season.
CFBF Federal Policy trip to Washington DC
76 views - 06/17/19
CFBF President Jamie Johansson talks about Farm Bureau county leaders advocating for California farmers and ranchers on The Hill in...
California avocado season in full swing
104 views - 06/14/19
With the 2019 harvest near the halfway mark, California avocado growers are reporting good fruit quality and prices despite a major...
What ends up on Instagram starts in the greenhouse
23 views - 06/11/19
Plant trends driven in part by social media are keeping San Diego County nurseries busy growing everything from small plants for...
Merced County dairy farmer acts to protect colony of endangered birds
84 views - 05/21/19
Tricolored blackbirds, recently listed as a threatened species, built a colony in a wheat field belonging to Merced County dairy farmers...
2019 alfalfa harvesting season
297 views - 05/14/19
Yolo County farmer Jeff Merwin talks about the 2019 alfalfa hay crop.
2019 rice planting season
185 views - 05/03/19
Colusa County farmer Kurt Richter talks about the status and progress of rice planting in the Sacramento Valley.
Prep work underway for organic vegetable planting
34 views - 04/30/19
Thaddeus Barsotti, whose family owns Capay Organic in Yolo County, has heirloom tomato plants in the ground and is looking ahead to the...
Cleaning up illegal dump sites
231 views - 04/23/19
Tired of illegal dumping in rural areas, Yuba City farmer Jeff Stephens formed a group called SAYLOVE (Sutter and Yuba Love), which...
Yuba County peach farmer running late
146 views - 04/02/19
California's abundance of precipitation is causing a rain delay in Kulwant Johl's peach orchards. The Yuba County farmer said peaches...
Ag Day at the Capitol YFandR
23 views - 03/21/19
Interview from the March 20 Ag Day at the Capitol. Allan Hancock College student Jorge Coronel, who traveled from Santa Maria with his...
Young Farmers and Ranchers members visit Capitol
40 views - 03/15/19
California Farm Bureau Federation's annual Legislative Day brought scores of members to the Capitol in Sacramento to make the rounds....
Atmospheric river leads to swollen creeks
87 views - 03/05/19
Chris Scheuring, whose family farms walnuts in Rumsey, talks about the fast-flowing Cache Creek bordering the Yolo County property. The...
Beehive thefts on the rise
1,009 views - 02/15/19
Bee colonies should be in orchards in time for almond bloom. However, some say there is a shortage of bees, which is what may have led to...
FFA students pitch tech ideas to sharks
33 views - 02/13/19
Students from several Valley FFA chapters took part in a Junior AgSharks competition Feb. 7 at the AgTechx conference in West Sacramento....
At tomato conference, council talks up partnerships
43 views - 02/05/19
The Tomato Products Wellness Council, dedicated to promoting the health benefits of processing tomatoes, has taken on partnerships with...
California rose growers target year round market
499 views - 02/05/19
With imports taking over the Valentine's Day red-rose market, California flower farmers who still grow roses have decided to go after the...
Inside a California nursery operation
268 views - 01/29/19
Denise Moore, co-owner of Fowler Nurseries in Placer County, talks about what the nursery grows and a rising trend for her business.
New tractors aim to clear the air
32 views - 01/08/19
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is encouraging the replacement of 12,000 tractors with newer, cleaner models by...
Almond Board looks to future
80 views - 12/11/18
At its annual conference in Sacramento, the Almond Board of California talked about its Almond Orchard 2025 goals addressing water,...
At Eisley Nursery, poinsettias grow the old fashioned way
157 views - 12/03/18
Earl Eisley, whose mother founded the family business in 1932, is well into poinsettia season. While old-school red poinsettias still...
North State water interests discuss Sacramento River flows plan
57 views - 11/27/18
Following a meeting with state regulators in Colusa County, Sacramento Valley water interests discuss a flows plan proposal yet to be...
California walnut harvest concludes with lower than anticipated production
257 views - 11/06/18
Walnut farmer and handler Bill Carriere of Carriere Family Farms in Glenn County talks about the walnut crop and tariff related impacts....
Forestry tour shows need for thinning
52 views - 10/30/18
Read more here: TuCARE, or Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment, led a tour into Stanislaus...
North San Joaquin Valley Water Conservation District groundwater recharge project
254 views - 10/22/18
North San Joaquin Valley Water Conservation District has teamed up with Sustainable Conservation and UC Davis to test groundwater...
Mobile irrigation lab teaches about energy efficiency
50 views - 10/09/18
Now that SB100 is law and energy costs will rise, making efficient use of the energy available will be critical at farms where most...
CFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers KIon Kashefi
115 views - 10/09/18
Modesto agriculturalist Kion Kashefi, a member of the YF&R State Committee, helps farmers with products and regulatory compliance. He...
Almond harvesters working to clear the air
592 views - 09/25/18
Almond farmers are increasingly using harvesting machines with technology designed to cut down on dust. Almond grower Jonathan Cloward...
2018 rice harvest season
97 views - 09/18/18
Jon Munger, manager of Montna Farms in Sutter County, talks about the start of rice harvest in the Sacramento Valley.
Foresters assess prospects as wildfires rage
68 views - 09/04/18
The Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County is among the many regions of California affected by wildfire. Standing near one...
Challenges facing organic dairies
114 views - 08/31/18
Merced County organic dairy farmer Ward Burroughs explains how an oversupply of organic milk has hurt those in the business.
Farmers rally at Capitol as state threatens water rights
113 views - 08/21/18
Farmers from the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys traveled to the Capitol in Sacramento on Aug. 20 to let it be known that the State...
Stop the State Water Grab! Attend Aug. 20 rally at the state capital.
102 views - 08/17/18
Opponents of a water proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board say the plan that commits more water in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne...
2018 was a good year for growing tomatoes
228 views - 08/14/18
Mitchell Yerxa is nearly halfway through harvesting his processing-tomato crop. It's been a good season with ideal weather, the Colusa...
Farmers, packers assess damage as wildfires rage
95 views - 08/07/18
The River and Ranch fires, collectively known as the Mendocino Complex, have burned their way into Lake County. The full effects on the...
Farmers see latest drone research at field day
74 views - 07/17/18
Graduate students from UC Merced and Fresno State discuss their latest work on using drones to help farmers manage their crops during a...
North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program
73 views - 07/17/18
Westside farmer Daniel Bays has a more secure supply of federal water, thanks to use of recycled water from the City of Modesto through...
Malting barley used in beer making
255 views - 07/03/18
Yolo County farmer Fritz Durst talks about a type of two-row barley he's growing that will be used to create malt for brewing beer.
Flower farmers bring their wares to Capitol for Field to Vase dinner
107 views - 06/19/18
n the spirit of farm-to-fork, the California Cut Flower Commission is hosting a series of Field to Vase dinners around the country. At...
UC Davis reports on blue orchard bee forage study
134 views - 06/19/18
UC Davis doctoral student Clara Stuligross discusses forage research related to blue orchard bees, which are proven to enhance...
Ag truckers dealing with e log rules, exemptions
637 views - 06/12/18
The trucking business is changing from paper to electronic logs. Ag haulers have various exemptions; one expires June 18. Recent...
In Nevada County, vegetable growers find their fortune in the hills
119 views - 05/22/18
It's small, but mighty important to local shoppers: Nevada County vegetable farmers are managing to grow a cornucopia of vegetables on 87...
Flower growers gearing up for Mother's Day
35 views - 05/08/18
It's "the Super Bowl for flower farmers," as one executive put it, as California growers gear up for Mother's Day. At Flora Fresh, a...
A year later, farmer works to rebuild his orchard
71 views - 04/24/18
Sacramento County farmer Ken Oneto lost 15 acres of walnut trees to levee seepage in the wake of winter storms that also caused flooding....
Spring Grazing Season
44 views - 04/24/18
Calaveras County rancher Michael David Fischer talks about how recent spring rains have improved pasture conditions, growing lush grasses...
Avocado growers face challenging but productive year
117 views - 03/27/18
Avocado growers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are looking forward to a 2018 crop projected at about 375 million pounds, up from...
In Thomas Fire's wake, avocado farmer assesses trees
80 views - 03/20/18
The Thomas Fire swept into an avocado grove Ed McFadden manages in the hills above Fillmore on Dec. 14. As spring nears, McFadden looks...
Lemon packer looks to replace housing lost to wildfire
64 views - 03/20/18
Among the early casualties of December's Thomas Fire were 14 housing units belonging to Limoneira, a longtime Santa Paula citrus grower...
2018 Asparagus Season
300 views - 03/20/18
At the farm's packing facility, Yolo County farmer Jim Durst talks about the impact of weather on this year's asparagus season.
Almond farmers fight February freeze
741 views - 02/27/18
Steve Van Duyn, who manages orchards in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, visited one of the almond farms he oversees southeast of...
YFR Blagg Family
129 views - 02/27/18
Tyler and Amy Blagg grew up around farming. While they have their own small farm outside Lodi, where they're raising their sons, they...
California Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer profile-Katie Veenstra
79 views - 02/27/18
CFBF YF&R profile of Katie Veenstra, winner of the 2017 Open Discussion Meet. Veenstra is a member of YF&R and is the marketing director...
Almond pollination season
640 views - 02/20/18
Sutter County beekeeper Juan Tinoco explains the work he does every February when the state's almond trees bloom and farmers need bees to...
Nutcher Milk bottling
868 views - 02/13/18
Stanislaus County dairy farmer Rick Nutcher talks about his milk bottling operation, which uses glass bottles and makes a variety of...
40 views - 02/12/18
Farmers are Working to Feed People in the U.S. and the World But Farm Jobs and Your Food are at Risk. #WorkingtofeedUS
In midst of Pocket Fire, some ranchers were on their own Twitter
266 views - 02/07/18
With a raging wildfire burning its way into Santa Rosa, some ranchers affected by the Pocket Fire near Geyserville were largely left to...
Tomato fans want to hear from farmers
43 views - 02/06/18
Buyers of tomato products want to know more about the farmers who grow tomatoes, according to market research. Rodger Wasson of Tomato...
Storm water runoff put to the test
90 views - 01/23/18
Wineries and breweries in wildfire zones may be able to avoid penalties for excessive storm water runoff contamination if they can prove...
Bone-dry December prompts early irrigation
53 views - 01/10/18
With less than a tenth of an inch of rain in many Valley spots, farmers who normally depend on Mother Nature to handle irrigation duties...
Making methode champenoise style sparkling wine
665 views - 12/18/17
San Joaquin County winemaker Eric Donaldson explains how bubbles are produced in sparkling wine using methode champenoise, or the...
Perdue hears from California Farmers
94 views - 11/15/17
Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, took part in a town hall November 5 in Modesto during a short visit to...
2017 olive harvest for oil production
803 views - 11/02/17
San Joaquin County farmer Josh Barton talks about harvesting Arbequina olives to make extra virgin olive oil. The super-high density...
Apple Hill farms try to keep up with demand
78 views - 10/31/17
Tyler Ames of Abel's Apple Acres talks about agritourism at Apple Hill.
After fire, farmer takes stock, counts blessings
229 views - 10/24/17
With the firefight nearly two weeks behind him, Napa County farmer Jim Regusci talks about the effects on his vines. Even though he’s...
Napa ranchers fight with Atlas Fire
1,810 views - 10/24/17
Jim Regusci, a third-generation rancher and vintner, was just about to turn in late on October 8 when a friend called and said a fire was...
How a vineyard survives a fire
117 views - 10/17/17
Vineyard manager Steve Dutton checked on a vineyard he’s responsible for near Santa Rosa’s fire-ravaged Coffey Park neighborhood late...
In Sonoma County, focus turns to relief efforts
46 views - 10/17/17
Steve Dutton, a vineyard manager and president of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, talks about the effects of the wildfires on farmers and...
2017 pumpkin harvest
572 views - 10/16/17
San Joaquin County farmer Art Perry of George Perry & Sons, one of the state's largest growers and shippers of pumpkins, talks about the...
Running an organic dairy
138 views - 10/12/17
Sonoma County dairy farmer Jennifer Beretta talks about working on her family's organic dairy in Santa Rosa.
Sweet potato production
1,310 views - 10/10/17
In Merced County, the heart of California sweet potato production, harvest is proceeding well. Farmers report slightly lower yields but...