KSTE Farm Hour

KSTE Farm Hour

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 of the more...

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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 of the more...

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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 drier winters in...

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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 it’s a small number....

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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 about ash? Some tips...

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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 the 2020 harvest...

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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 crush numbers....

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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 Sacramento Valley is headed...

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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 about a good old...

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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 their fields and...

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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 have the ugly...

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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 Napa Sonoma area are...

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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 our area. We have an...

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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 that will make 2020...

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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 Covid-19 shutdown,...

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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 Yolo and Solano...

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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 California’s...

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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 fires on the...

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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 blanketing populous...

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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 State’s unique...

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