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Stanislaus farm income soars, with almonds chasing dairy for top spot

Courtesy of Modesto Bee STANISLAUS COUNTY — Stanislaus County farmers had a record $3.28 billion in gross income last year, a report released Tuesday said, and almonds almost knocked milk from the No. 1 spot. The 7 percent gain over 2011 … Continue reading

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FARM BEAT: Local ag has room to grow, chief says – Modesto Bee

The state’s top ag official talked over lunch this week with the Modesto Rotary Club. Her topic: the importance of lunch — not to mention breakfast and dinner — to the health of people around the world. Karen Ross, secretary … Continue reading

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Ag Columnist Shares Funny Side of Ranch Life

BY RANDY DOCKENDORF randy.dockendorf@yankton.net Amy Kirk has found times in life where, if you didn’t laugh, you couldn’t help but cry. So instead of shedding a tear, she has turned the funny misadventures of her ranch family into a weekly … Continue reading

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Ag sales brisk, values up

Price paid per acre tops $12,000 By RICK ELKINS relkins@portervillerecorder.com The strength of farming in the Central Valley is clearly evident in the strong demand shown for farming acres in Tulare County and the high price that farmland is bringing. … Continue reading

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Century 21 M&M Ag & Ranch; Burchell Nursery Tour

Join your fellow Ag & Ranch Team Members on Thursday, September 27th for a tour of the Burchell Nursery! Meet at 9am at the Oakdale Office; 1414 East F Street in Oakdale. We will be having a meeting at the … Continue reading

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Average California Farm Real Estate is $7200/acre

2012 California farm real estate values are $7,200 per acre on average, an all-time record and $300 above the previous high set last year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Sacramento. California annual farm real estate … Continue reading

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Central Valley agricultural marijuana grows informational briefing held

Sen. Tom Berryhill hosted an informational briefing for growers and grower representatives on agricultural marijuana grows in the Central Valley on April 6 at the Fresno County Farm Bureau. Berryhill said this meeting was not about punishing farmers, it about … Continue reading

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Citrus disease found in Southern California [Visalia Times-Delta]

A citrus disease that has killed millions of citrus trees across Florida, Brazil and other parts of the world has been detected in Southern California, despite the citrus industry’s best efforts to keep it away. The California Department of Food … Continue reading

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Water bond teeters, may be pulled from 2012 ballot [San Jose Mercury News]

The next Sierra snowpack reading isn’t until Monday. But a recent comment by one of California’s top political leaders is having a much larger impact on the state’s water outlook than any measurement in the snow. When state Senate President … Continue reading

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Informational briefing on Central Valley agricultural marijuana grows set for April 6

Senator Tom Berryhill will host an informational briefing for growers and grower representatives on agricultural marijuana grows in the Central Valley on Friday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno. An … Continue reading

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