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Almond nurseries produce record tree numbers
A USDA survey reveals that at least 14.5 million almond trees were planted in California from mid-2014 to mid-2015. That is an estimated 108,000 acres of trees, of which about 71 percent were new plantings. The remainder was replacements for old orchards.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:14:00 +0000
About 77,000 new acres of California almonds planted in last year
Nursery sales of almonds in California have never been higher, according to official figures.
According to the 2016 California Almond Nursery Sales Report, at least 14.51 million almond trees, enough to cover about 108,000 acres based on common density practices, were sold in California between June, 2015 and May, 2016. Nine of the 10 commercial nurseries surveyed for this year’s report returned their questionnaires.
Ag at Large: Gallons of misery surround dairies
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:28:00 +0000
It stands to reason. If we are the country’s largest producer of dairy products, and California is, difficulties that arise are likely to be large, even huge; ginormous in the language of the millennials.
California’s celebrated happy cows have become part of an unhappy industry. They continue to munch on costly feed, burp unwelcome methane gas, expel untold tons of manure and urine hourly, and occupy space that radical environmentalists and other ideologues believe might be better utilized by toads, daisies, high tech reflective panels, or even people.
Arizona Agribusiness Roundtable, Dec. 12, Tempe
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:55:00 +0000
1 E. Continental Dr.
33° 27' 16.9056" N, 111° 56' 31.2576" W
The 2nd annual Arizona Agribusiness Roundtable is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Tempe, Ariz. at the Salt River Project’s (SRP) PERA Club from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Roundtable is intended to develop a ‘collective’ proactive point of view about Arizona’s future, servings as a gathering of leaders to share thoughts about the future.
This meeting is for agribusiness bankers, investors and finance people, equipment suppliers, feed suppliers, seed and crop protection services, crop and livestock producers, agricultural support services, energy providers, water providers, veterinarians, and other agribusinesses.
The Agribusiness Roundtable is a collaborative effort by the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) and the Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona, Inc.
7:30 - Registration and breakfast
Welcome - John Hoopes, SRP and Mark Killian, ADA director
Economic Outlook Panel
Commodity Outlook Speaker
Arizona Water Issues Panel
Lunch/Keynote Speaker: Orion Samuelson - RFD TV
Agriculture Technology Panel
Water Delivery Systems Tech. Panel
Early bird tickets are $50, and $75 after Nov. 3.
To register, visit the www.agribusinessarizona.org website and click on the Agribusiness Roundtable tab.
For questions, contact Kathy Rappleye at email@example.com or call (480) 558-5301.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The PERA Club is located at 1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe, Ariz. 85281.
California Irrigation Institute Conference, Jan. 30-31, Sacramento
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:30:00 +0000
Hilton Sacramento Arden-West
2200 Harvard Street
38° 36' 24.804" N, 121° 26' 1.176" W
The California Irrigation Institute will hold its 55th annual conference January 30-31, 2017 at Sacramento, Calif.
The conference is attended by agricultural, urban, and environmental interests including water districts, farmers, irrigation manufacturers, associations, and government agency representatives.
The featured keynote speaker will be Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist and professor of earth system science and civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.
Famiglietti appeared in the water documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, plus on CBS News 60 Minutes, and on the Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher talk show programs. He will appear in several television documentary series, including Years of Living Dangerously and HBO VICE.
The luncheon speaker will be Chris Austin, founder of the water news blog Maven’s Notebook, considered by many as a must read.
Austin has been writing about California water since 2007 and has developed a reputation for presenting all sides of California’s complex water issues without a personal agenda. Austin will share her vision for a different sort of water news journalism.
Visit www.caii.org to register for the conference and for more information.