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Headline: 2020 retrospective, Part 2. Sac. Co Ag report. Wild Boar Farms. Processing walnuts.

Welcome to Part 2 of our 2020 KSTE Farm Hour retrospective. We take a look back this week at some...

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2020 retrospective, Part 1. Ample Harvest. Birds vs. Codling Moth. CA rice to China.

Welcome to Part 1 of our 2020 KSTE Farm Hour retrospective. We take a look back this week at some...

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New long range forecast says drier CA winters ahead. More money for Delta tunnels.

Weather researchers say they miscalculated: revised models show California will likely experience...

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State Water Project allocations. Fresno Top Ag County in Nation.

The State Water Project has released its first water allocation numbers for 2021…and...

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Does ash effect wine grape quality? Sacramento County Crop Report.

Wine grape researchers are well aware of the damage that smoke can do to the grapes. But what...

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Despite smoke damage, vintners claim 2020 will be a good year for CA wines. Cover crops.

Despite smoke damage to hundreds of thousands of Napa-Sonoma wine grapes, growers in the area say...

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Winegrapes rejected due to smoke damage. Woodland rice mill sold. All about pecans.

A combination of lighter yields and smoke damage is playing havoc with the California wine grape...

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More California rice headed to China. Freese protection for walnut trees. Biostimulants for field crops.

There is some good news this week for California farmers: more medium grain rice from the...

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Kern County farmers file lawsuits to stop groundwater recharging fees. Wildfires and generators.

Wildfires, a Pandemic, Trade Issues, an election…where do you want to start this week? How...

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Damage figures soar due to Napa Sonoma wine country fires. USMCA trade update. Bat houses.

Winegrape growers in the Napa Sonoma area are getting a better handle on the damage estimates to...

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Drought expands across Western U.S. California Farm Academy. Navel orange issues.

Drought is expanding throughout the country, but especially here in the Western United States. We...

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Wine region wildfire damage assessments. Raisin grape harvest threatened by smoke. School for organic farmers.

Even though the flames of September’s fires are subsiding there, wine grape growers in the...

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Catastrophic wildfire damage at Napa-Sonoma wineries. 2020 Sacramento Valley rice harvest.

California wildfires continue their rapid spread throughout some very valuable wine country in...

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More CA crops suffering from summer of heat, fire, smoke. Dramatic increase of pistachio acreage in Yolo County. Rice...

California farmers, their crops and their livestock continue to deal with a plethora of problems...

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Fire, smoke, Coronavirus restrictions vex CA farmers at harvest time. World Ag Expo cancellation.

It’s been a tough year for many of California’s major crops. The combination of the...

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Area honeybees decimated by fires. Livestock vs. smoke. Equine West Nile Virus.

California’s record shattering wildfire season continues. Honeybee losses from the fires in...

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Smoke taint concerns NorCal wine grape growers. Record nut crop harvest expected.

Larger than the state of Delaware. That’s the description of the number of acres burned in...

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CA wildfires continue to vex farmers, ranchers, farm workers.

California’s wildfires continue, and as the smoke somewhat clears, the impact of those...

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Nor Cal wildfires threaten wine grape crop. Covid-related ag machinery parts shortage.

Once again, Northern and Central California wildfires plague the entire region, with thick smoke...

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More federal relief for CA specialty crops. Controlling puncture vine.

California’s specialty crop growers can breathe a bit easier, more of the Golden...

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