Podcast by Patrick Cavanaugh
Joe Del Bosque is a long-time farmer in Wester Fresno and Merced Counties. He farms almonds, melons an other crops. He said farmers are selling their land and giving up their professions and the state wants to buy out other farms for the water rights!
The vast majority of food, produced in the US, comes from California, which is experiencing another drought. However, for food security, sound policies must be made to allow farmers to get surface water for their crops. Too much water flows to the Pacific Ocean, which should go to farmers!
For decades, Mario Santoyo is someone who has fought hard for water for California Farmers. He describes the catastrophic nature of SGMA.
William Bourdeau is Vice President of Harris Farms, a Director of Westlands Water District, and Chairman of the Board of the California Water Alliance. He speaks about preserving the California Food Supply for the Future.
Mario Santoyo served as assistant manager for 30 years on the Friant Water Users Authority, and then served as Executive Director for the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority representing the counties of Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings, in order to promote the building of Temperance Flat Dam. He has seen many zero allocations…
Part 2 of 2 Parts Paul Crout is a Pest Control Advisor and Certified Crop Advisor. He is with Helena Agri-Enterprises based in Templeton California. He is among thousands of PCAs and CCAs who assist growers in crop production. He noted California produce is safe to eat, whether grown conventionally or organically.…
Paul Crout is a Pest Control Advisor and Certified Crop Advisor. He is with Helena Agri-Enterprises based in Templeton California. He is among thousands of PCAs and CCAs who assist growers in crop production.
Jeff Rasmussen is a California Pest Control Advisor. He noted he is a plant doctor and chooses his plant pest and disease control methods very carefully. He often doesn't need to use pest control materials. Instead, he chooses cultural practices and biological products to control pests and diseases.
Did you know that plants such as almonds do not truly use water....They borrow it! Please share this podcast with the naysayers!
Stuart Woolf is President and CEO of Woolf Farming and Processing. The farming operation produces almonds, pistachios, tomatoes, grapes, onions, garlic, wheat, hay and various other row crops. He noted how tough the 2021 production season is, with a zero water allocation.
Due to very little rain and snow during the winter of 2020/2021, California growers are having to rely on groundwater to get through this season. We all believe this is an unsustainable struggle to irrigate crops. Ryan Jacobsen is the CEO of the Fresno County Farm Bureau. He is also the fourth generation of two Fresno County farm families. He noted…
Anthony LaFauce is with the Clyde Group -- a Washington D.C.-based communications and public relations firm. He is also an adjunct in the School of Communications Dept. at American University. He suggests ways for PCAs to get heard!
Hear Amy Wu, the author of From Farms to Incubators on how women entrepreneurs are revolutionizing agriculture through high technology. Amy Wu is an award-winning agtech journalist and the producer/director of the documentary film From Farms to Incubators. She is widely published in major newspapers and magazines. In 2020, Wu was named on Worth mag…
Today’s announcement is no surprise given current hydrologic conditions and regulations that restrict operations of the Central Valley Project, but it is devastating nonetheless for farmers and communities across the region that rely on water from the CVP and jobs created by irrigated agriculture.
Jeff Mitchell is a UCANR Cropping Systems Specialist in the department of Plant Science at UC Davis. He has been researching Conservation Tillage for more than 20 years.
Competition from other state, massive regulations, and plant based movement pressure the industry.
Pest Control Advisors and applicators must alway make there voices heard in social media and websites. Anthony LaFauce has been an adjunct at the American University, for eight years. He’s taught public speaking, digital communications in public relations. He is a principle at the Clyde Group, a Washington D.C public relations and public affairs fi…
The national dairy industry is hurting badly due to lower consumption and over-supply. Why not shut down the dairy and grow a crop that can be marketed and put black ink on your balance sheet instead of red ink!
Emily Metz President and CEO of the American Egg Board Has the Details!
Officials fear that this orchard cound eventually become infected, with the fatal Huanglongbing disease, which would the first commercial orchard in California.
We’re talking about current trade challenges due to the COVID pandemic. And Stringer along with other California specialty crop representative have recently been selected to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisor Committee to provide technical advice and guidance to the USDA and the office of the US Trade Representative regarding international…
Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Tony Francois is defending wheat farmer Jack LaPant.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Atticus is a company that keeps off-patent crop materials available for farmers.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Whetlor is trying to keep the Billies from being euthanized at birth in order to move them into the food industry.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
It's back to the usual with CA Gov. Gavin Newsom appointing a Pro-UFW attorney to the UFW.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Josh Harder represents California's 10th Congressional district which includes the Stanislaus County areas Modesto, Turlock and Patterson.He recently introduced the SAVE Water Resources Act to address the Central Valley Water needs.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Christine McMorrow, the communication director for The Center of Land-based Learning speaks about a groundbreaking of a new location for the center.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Drew Wolter, UC Davis Grad Student is Working on Controlling Threespike Goosegrass in tree nut orchards. The weed is showing tolerance to Glyphosate.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
It's critically important all Ag Employees during high-temperature days. All operations must provide adequate Water, Rest, and ShadeOleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Alex Ott is the Executive Director of the American Pecan Council--- where the focus is increasing consumer consumption of pecansOleh Patrick Cavanaugh
West Sacramento FFA and River City High School Anna Kelley Feeds her Hens Garlic and their eggs have a garlic flavor!Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Sophia Marin is a Lab Assistant III at UC Cooperative Extension Kern County as well as an Adjunct Professor at Bakersfield College. She is helping Wasco High School Students attend Bakersfield College to learn more about the science of agriculture.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
This year's almond pollination season started out cold and rainy. However, temperatures warmed up and there were enough days between rainstorms that bees were able to fly and pollinate the almonds.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Minarets High School FFA Student Mackenzie Camacho wants to reduce the spreading of Botryosphaeria Spores when a farmer is burning infected wood.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Doris Mold Says More Women Farmers will be Counted on 2020 Census by Patrick CavanaughOleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Find out what weedy rice is and why it's a problem for California rice growers,Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Jesse Rojas is the founder and CEO of the Redd Group and he is hosting the meeting at Hodel's Country Dining in Bakersfield 7 am to 11 am.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Idalia Navarro is an undergrad student at California State University Fresno. She has found that Field Bindweed can tolerate water with high salt content, however, the weed will not grow when water stressed.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
The Sonora FFA students are insulating compost in order to warm it up so that earthworms have a better survival rate.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Bearded Sprangletop is a troublesome weed in rice that is getting more difficult to control. Katie Driver is trying to solve the problem.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Chaudhari and here Professors are finding the reason Hairy Fleabane is Glyphosate Resistance.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Dennis Donohue, the Director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology speaks about the recent AgTechx event in cooperation with Bayer Crop Science at Bayer's West Sacramento Biologics Research Facility.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Timothy Jacobs, A Grad Student Soon to Graduate from Cal Poly SLO Researches Weed Control in Organic StrawberriesOleh Patrick Cavanaugh
Cody Drake is a senior at California State University. His work is trying to pinpoint where the weeds are for better weed management in vineyards.Oleh Patrick Cavanaugh