How to Grow California Farming Operations During a Drought ›
July 8th, 2022
Droughts in California are becoming increasingly common – and more costly to the agricultural industry that contributes heavily to the state’s powerful economy. During these severe dry periods, many unprepared businesses experience unfortunate revenue declines and job cuts. However, there is still opportunity for savvy farmers to grow their operations if they are able to prepare and reposition during drought years.
Does a Drought Put California Ag Jobs at Risk? ›
July 8th, 2022
California is a state that is prone to cyclical droughts – and they seem to be happening more often than ever before. The most recent drought has impacted several major industries that shape California’s economy, including agriculture.
The Importance of Agriculture to The Economy of California’s Central Coast ›
May 4th, 2022
The importance of agriculture to the economy of the Central Coast is significant for farmers, ranchers and consumers alike
The Importance of Agriculture to the California Economy ›
May 2nd, 2022
California is well-known for its diverse agricultural offerings; from beef to avocados to dairy, the Golden State puts a premium on producing the best.
The Importance of Agriculture to the United States Economy ›
March 30th, 2022
Agriculture has historically played a significant role in the United States economy. In today’s digital age of business, it is a sector that sometimes gets overlooked in terms of jobs, financial opportunity, and economic impact. However, the importance of agriculture to the US economy has been rising for years as we recover from a pandemic and redefine what a healthy economy looks like.
All About GEM Avocados ›
December 30th, 2021
GEM avocados share a unique link to California – they were named after the initials of University of California researcher Grey E. Martin, who selected the variety.
Am I Eligible for an Agricultural Loan? ›
August 31st, 2021
If you have been wondering how to get financing for your farm, or which bank to count on for an agricultural loan, we’ve put together a handy guide about some loans available for farmers and ranchers, and how to get them so you can stress less about your funding options.
Dry Farming – Can It Work for California Farmers? ›
July 27th, 2021
Dry farming is a type of crop production that bypasses artificial irrigation and uses instead the soil's residual moisture from the rainy seasons.
California Drought Threatens Farmers ›
June 22nd, 2021
Drought seems to have become a perpetual state in California, and current exceptionally dry conditions are expected to put additional strain on farmers and ranchers.
Water Year Among Driest in California ›
May 7th, 2021
According to the California Department of Water Resources, the first six months of Water Year 2021 rank among the driest on record.
California Walnuts: How to Start and Finance Your Own Walnut Business ›
May 3rd, 2021
Today, California walnut growers produce most of the entire US commercial walnut supply, with five counties leading the way: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Butte and Sutter.
Mushroom Farming in California ›
March 30th, 2021
While many mushrooms grow in the wild and don’t need a human touch to flourish, it is possible for many types of mushrooms to be domesticated while offering a controlled production value.
California Strawberries ›
March 18th, 2021
What makes California such a great region for growing and harvesting strawberries, and how big is the market? Let's find out!
USDA: Mystery Seeds Were Part of 'Brushing Scam' ›
March 10th, 2021
In July 2020, reports surfaced of U.S residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail, according to the Western Farm Press. Some people threw the seeds away, some people planted the seeds and some people reported them. Seeds were received by residents of all 50 states.
What are the Top Crops Grown in California? ›
February 2nd, 2021
With a warm climate and rich soil, California is a highly diverse agricultural state. California produces over a third of the US vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts.
Grapes May Be Beneficial Against Coronavirus Research Suggests ›
January 19th, 2021
A Western Farm Press article reports that increasing levels of vitamin K — a nutrient found in grapes — may help to improve outcomes for people infected with COVID-19, a recent scientific study suggests.
Your Options for Managing Agricultural Debt ›
December 29th, 2020
Agricultural debt is common among farmers and ranchers who purchase land, buy equipment, and invest in technology and tools that allow for greater production and efficiency. But when times get tough, it can be hard to keep up with large debt payments.
The Importance of Farm Budgeting & Risk Management ›
December 23rd, 2020
By keeping a close eye on your farm’s budget and taking steps to manage risk, you can be ready for the unexpected, and ensure your operations are not affected by the volatile nature of agribusiness.
Monarch Butterflies Become Candidate For Endangered Species Listing ›
December 21st, 2020
After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted.
Understanding Why Honeybees Are So Important To Agriculture ›
November 2nd, 2020
You may not think about bees too much — but for farmers and those in agriculture, bees are among the most important insects in the world.
Water Scarcity Trends in Agriculture ›
September 28th, 2020
The scarcity of water represents a real risk for all players in the Ag market. Farmers will experience this challenge by needing to implement more water recycling, better trading and banking, smart water markets and efficient infrastructure to maintain water access.
Will COVID have a lasting impact on Agribusiness? ›
September 24th, 2020
In the short run, commodity prices, specifically corn, livestock, cotton, and milk, witnessed dramatic adjustments as people's eating habits and the demand for fuel changed very rapidly.