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Often Overlooked Legal Employee Reimbursement Requirements (Farm Liability Series Part 3 of 3)

Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations that …

Black Soldier Fly to Support Almond Industry

With a growing almond industry and an increasing supply of coproducts, such as hulls and shells, researchers are searching for new and resourceful ways of utilizing the extra material as an asset.  Breaking these coproducts down to a form that may be utilized back in the soil or as a feed supplement has been a challenge in the past; but …

Employee Meal & Rest Period Violation Prevention (Farm Liability Series Part 1 of 3)

  Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations …

Be Sure to Manage these Insect pests in Young Pistachio Orchards

Growers likely have heard a lot about the damage leaf footed bugs and navel orange worm can cause to their pistachio crop, but what about integrated pest management practices in the early nonbearing years of an orchard?  When there’s no crop, growers may overlook the impact that some insect pests can have their young trees that are in their critical …

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Trees with Grower Paul Kuehne

There can be many challenges in establishing a new hazelnut orchard, but bacterial blight is among the most difficult.  Just how much can bacterial blight take hold of a new orchard, how do you identify it, and how do you treat it?  Watch this brief interview with Oregon hazelnut grower Paul Kuehne to find out, and read more about it …

Friant Water Authority Shares Blueprint to Save Central Valley Farmland & Water

With the tasking demands of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act coming down on California farmers, a considerable amount of farmland will have to be retired and will have a severe economic impact on the Central Valley.  But there has to be a way to meet the demands of the state without devastating our farming communities.  Watch this brief interview with Friant …

Trade Mitigation Aid & Better Year for US Walnut Growers

Walnut growers are now eligible to receive trade mitigation payments through the USDA Farm Service Agency.  Sign-ups have begun and from a world production perspective, US walnut growers are looking to have a better year.  Watch this brief interview with Pam Graviet from the California Walnut Commission as she explains and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

Boron Tissue Sampling in Almonds at Harvest

As California almond growers hit the ground running with harvest, don’t miss this brief video reminder to collect some hull samples for boron testing. Watch this interview with UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Franz Niederholzer to learn the WHY and the HOW. Boron levels can make a huge difference in yields. Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine …

Oregon Hazelnut Growers Anticipate Largest Crop Ever

As the hazelnut industry continues to grow in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon growers are expecting a record breaking crop this year, as shared by Larry George of George Packing Company at the Annual Summer Tour of the Nut Growers Society recently held in Albany, Oregon.  Watch this brief interview with Larry as he provides some special insights on the developing …

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