Channel Videos from California Farm Bureau Federation

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...
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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,...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Labor costs affect cling peach growers
123 views - 01/28/20
Rising labor costs and availability of workers impacts cling peach growers.
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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.
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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...
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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
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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 http://bit.ly/33mMImf to register today.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rural crime prevention
51 views - 07/23/19
Deputies encourage increased communication with farmers to help build stronger cases for on-farm thefts.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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2019 apricot season
732 views - 06/18/19
Yolo County farmer Stan Lester talks about the 2019 apricot season.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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2019 alfalfa harvesting season
297 views - 05/14/19
Yolo County farmer Jeff Merwin talks about the 2019 alfalfa hay crop.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Forestry tour shows need for thinning
52 views - 10/30/18
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Q1UJXw TuCARE, or Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment, led a tour into Stanislaus...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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#WorkingtofeedUS
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. www.ca.farm/feedUS #WorkingtofeedUS
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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