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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s new farmers site has in-depth information, including:

  • how to increase access to land and capital;
  • build new markets;
  • participate in conservation opportunities;
  • select and use the right risk management tools; and
  • access USDA education and technical support programs.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

CropManage

CropManage: University of California Cooperative Extension has created a new website for farmers that will help save money and protect the environment. CropManage contains a wealth of UC research allowing farmers to quickly calculate the precise fertilizer and water needs of their crops. This will optimize plant growth, minimize over fertilization that leads to groundwater contamination, and prevent over pumping of wells that leads to sea water intrusion into the aquifer. Create an Account here. 

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

 

The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

 

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (307)
There are 307 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Audubon California
- San Francisco, CA
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition
Anne Cook - Executive Director - Berkeley, CA
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
- Huntington Beach, CA
Burrowing Owl Preservation Society
Catherine Portman - Director - Woodland, CA
Butte Environmental Council
Mary Muchowski - Ed & Outreach Coordinator - Chico, CA
Calflora
- Berkeley, CA
California Cattlemen's Association
- Sacramento, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Oaks
Angela Moskow - California Oaks Information Network Manager - Oakland, CA
California Rangeland Conservation Coalition
Karen Sweet - Executive Director - Livermore, CA
California Waterfowl Association
Jake Messerli - VP Conservation Programs - Roseville, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Central Valley Joint Venture
Bob Shaffer - Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Landowners of California
- Folsom, CA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
High Sierra Rural Alliance
Stevee Duber - Project Manager - Sierra City, CA
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mule Deer Foundation
Rachel Moody - Administrative Assistant/Membership Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Logan, UT
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association
Mitch Farro - Projects Manager - Arcata, CA
Pacific Coast Joint Venture
Bradley Bales - U.S. Coordinator - Portland, OR
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Liz Bergeron - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council
Ric Notini - Director of Land Conservation - San Mateo, CA
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quail Forever - California Chapter
Bruce Kenyon - State Chairman: #1006 - Simi Valley, CA
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Sierra Club California
- Sacramento, CA
Sierra Club San Diego Chapter
Richard Miller - Development & Communications Coordinator - San Diego, CA
Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter
Mike Millspaugh - Membership Chair - Riverside, CA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Southern Sierra Conservation Cooperative
National Park Service - Three Rivers, CA
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Conservation
Tim Vendlinski - Program Director, Restoration on Private Lands - San Francisco, CA
Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
Laurel Brent-Bumb - Placerville, CA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The California Arborists Association
Denise Hodge - Administrator - Napa, CA
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Dunes Center
- Guadalupe, CA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Pacific Institute
Peter Gleik - President - Oakland, CA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Trust for Public Land - California Office
- California State Office - San Francisco, CA
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western Cave Conservancy
Bruce Rogers - President and Acquisitions Director - Newcastle, CA
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Richard Zabel - Executive Director - Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlife Research Institute
- Ramona, CA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Calaveras County
Dorothy Smith - County Director - San Andreas , CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Thad Heater
SGI Coordinator - NRCS State Biologist - Reno, NV
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Land Property Value Assessment
CA
California Conservation Easement Act
CA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery
CA
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Natural Heritage Preservation Tax Credit (State CE Tax Credit)
- Sacramento, CA
Open-Space Property Value Assessment
CA
Scenic Deed Easement Act
CA
Timberland Production Zone
CA
Williamson Act (California Land Conservation Act)
- California Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Easement Exchange
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Farmland Security Zone
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
California Coastal Conservancy
Dick Wayman - Communications Director - Oakland, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Fish and Game
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Karen Ross - Secretary of Food & Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California NRCS State Office
Carlos Suarez - State Conservationist - Davis, CA
California State Water Resources Control Board
- Sacramento, CA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
California Turf and Irrigation Supply
- Hesperia, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Auerbach Engineering Corporation
Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. - President - Tahoe City, CA
Fox Land Surveys, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
WEC and Associates, Inc.
- Palo Alto, CA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Central Sierra RC&D Council
- Jackson, CA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
Butte County Rice Growers Association
Carl Hoff - President and CEO - Richvale, CA
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Small Farm Resources
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
American AgCredit, ACA
- Santa Rosa, CA
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
Calaveras County Farm Bureau
- Angels Camp, CA
California FarmLink
- Santa Cruz, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Farm Credit West, ACA
- Roseville, CA
FCS of Colusa Glenn, ACA
- Colusa, CA
Fresno-Madera Farm Credit, ACA
- Fresno, CA
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
- Kingsburg, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Taylor Mountain Gardens
Eric & Christine Taylor - Murphys, CA
Wellco Industries, Inc.
Ivy Ma - Vista, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Stewart McMorrow - CFIP Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Brian Olson - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fire Prevention Grants Program
Natalie Burke - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments
Kristen Merrill - Forest Health Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Hydrilla Program - CDFA
Dr. Patrick Akers - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
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Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

 

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

 

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

 

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

 

Planning and Managing Agritourism and Nature Tourism Enterprises
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This expanded list of potential activities can help you think about your current operation and assets that may be used for developing an agritourism enterprise.

 

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

 

Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

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There are 358 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Agritourism
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
Amador Flower Farm
Steve Saunders - Plymouth, CA
Angels Camp Fresh Fridays Certified Farmers Market
Theresa Douglas - Angels Camp, CA
Arnold-Mountain Growers Certified Farmers Market
Eric & Christine Taylor - Arnold, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Globo Surf
David Hamburg - Founder - San Diego, CA
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Murray Family Farms
- Bakersfield, CA
Orman Ranch
- Crescent City, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Seven-Up Guest Ranch
- Fair Play, CA
Taylor Mountain Gardens
Eric & Christine Taylor - Murphys, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
Valley Springs Certified Farmers Market
Sarah Mack - Valley Springs, CA
Willow Creek Ranch
John Orr - Mountain Ranch, CA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services - Vice President, Business Acquisition - Sacramento, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Cooperative Extension
Calaveras County
Dorothy Smith - County Director - San Andreas , CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Debra Schlafmann / California LCC Coordinator - USFWS Pacific Southwest Region - Sacramento, CA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Avra Morgan / Desert LCC Coordinator - Bureau of ReclamationAZ
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Linda Kelly - Great Basin LCC CoordinatorCA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative
John Mankowski - North Pacific LCC Coordinator - Lacey, WA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - Pacific Islands Project Lead - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program Pacific SW Region
Matthew Barry - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Auburn, CA
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Mallory Martin - SALCC Coordinator - Raleigh, NC
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Angeles National Forest
Mike McIntyre - Los Angeles River Ranger District Ranger - San Fernando, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Current Adventures
Dan Crandall - Owner - Lotus, CA
Davey's Locker
- Newport Beach, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
Eldorado National Forest
Richard Thornburgh - Pacific Ranger District Ranger - Pollock Pines, CA
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge
Gerry McChesney - Refuge Manager - Fremont, CA
Inyo National Forest
- Mammoth Lakes, CA
Klamath National Forest
- Yreka, CA
Lassen National Forest
- Fall River Mills, CA
Los Padres National Forest
- Goleta, CA
Mendocino National Forest
- Willows, CA
Modoc National Forest
- Alturas, CA
Mountain & River Adventures
- Kernville, CA
Plumas National Forest
- Greenville, CA
Rainbow Pack Outfitters
Greg & Ruby Allen - Bishop, CA
San Bernardino National Forest
- San Bernardino, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Sequoia National Forest
- Springville, CA
Seven-Up Guest Ranch
- Fair Play, CA
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- Redding, CA
Sierra National Forest
- Clovis, CA
Six Rivers National Forest
- Eureka, CA
Stanislaus National Forest
- Sonora, CA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
California Outdoor Properties
Todd Renfrew - Broker & Owner - Vacaville, CA
CeCe & Robin Short
- California Outdoor Properties - Napa, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Marty Renfrew
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Roseville, California Regional Office
CoBank - Roseville, CA
Royce Worden
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Todd Dye
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Angels Camp Fresh Fridays Certified Farmers Market
Theresa Douglas - Angels Camp, CA
Arnold-Mountain Growers Certified Farmers Market
Eric & Christine Taylor - Arnold, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
- Davis, CA
Ecology Center
- Berkeley, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
Valley Springs Certified Farmers Market
Sarah Mack - Valley Springs, CA
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Audubon California Landowner Stewardship Program
Audubon California - Emeryville, CA
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Portland, OR
California Farmland Conservancy Program
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Morgan Doran - University of California CES - Fairfield, CA
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
The California Lichen Society (CALS)
- Fairfax, CA
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program
SANDAG - San Diego, CA
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
WaterSMART Grants
Josh German - U.S. Department of the Interior - Denver, CO
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Central Sierra RC&D Council
- Jackson, CA
Small Farm Resources
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
American AgCredit, ACA
- Santa Rosa, CA
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
Calaveras County Farm Bureau
- Angels Camp, CA
California FarmLink
- Santa Cruz, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Farm Credit West, ACA
- Roseville, CA
FCS of Colusa Glenn, ACA
- Colusa, CA
Fresno-Madera Farm Credit, ACA
- Fresno, CA
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
- Kingsburg, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Taylor Mountain Gardens
Eric & Christine Taylor - Murphys, CA
Wellco Industries, Inc.
Ivy Ma - Vista, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Stewart McMorrow - CFIP Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Brian Olson - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fire Prevention Grants Program
Natalie Burke - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments
Kristen Merrill - Forest Health Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Hydrilla Program - CDFA
Dr. Patrick Akers - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Agricultural Institute of Marin
Amelia Spilger - Director of Communications - San Rafael, CA
Allstar Organics Products
Marty Jacobson & Janet Brown - Woodacre, CA
Angels Camp Fresh Fridays Certified Farmers Market
Theresa Douglas - Angels Camp, CA
Arnold-Mountain Growers Certified Farmers Market
Eric & Christine Taylor - Arnold, CA
Balakian Farms
Amber Balakian - Owner & Manager - Reedley, CA
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Olive Ranch
Gregg Kelley - CEO - Chico, CA
California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Morgan Doran - University of California CES - Fairfield, CA
Canvas Ranch
- Petaluma, CA
Chaffin Family Orchards
- Oroville, CA
Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm
- Redding, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Covelo Organic
Tom Palley - Covelo, CA
DeepSeeded Community Farm
Eddie Tanner - Arcata, CA
Del Rio Botanical
Suzanne Peabody Ashworth - Peabody Ranch - West Sacramento, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
Eating with the Seasons LLC
Becky Herbert - President & CEO - South San Francisco, CA
Eatwell Farm
Nigel Walker - Dixon, CA
Farm Fresh To You
- Capay, CA
First Light Farm
Jesse Pizzitola - Petaluma, CA
Flying Mule Farm
Dan Macon - Auburn, CA
Foggy River Farm
Emmett Hopkins - Healdsburg, CA
Frog Hollow Farm’s Happy Child CSA
- Brentwood, CA
Full Belly Farm
- Guinda, CA
Full Circle Assistants
Kathy Falcon - Organic Certification Applications Management - Temecula, CA
Garberville Community Farm
- Garberville, CA
Good Humus Produce
Jeff & Annie Main - Capay, CA
GRUB Chico
Lee Callender - Chico, CA
Hicksville Acres
Robert Hicks - Newcastle, CA
Hidden Villa CSA
Chris Overington - Executive Director - Los Altos Hills, CA
High Sierra Beef, Inc.
Jenny Cavaliere - Oregon House, CA
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Laguna Farm
Jennifer Branham - Sebastopol, CA
Leftcoast Grassfed
- Pescadero, CA
Live Power Community Farm
Stephen and Gloria Decater - Covelo, CA
Lucero Organic Farms
Ben, Karen and Curtis Lucero - Lodi, CA
Luna Farm
Frederic Diekmeyer - Willow Creek, CA
Mariquita Farm
- Watsonville, CA
Morris Grassfed Beef
Joe and Julie Morris - San Juan Bautista, CA
Mountain Bounty Farm
John Tecklin - Nevada City, CA
Murray Family Farms
- Bakersfield, CA
Nevermore Farm
Ken Lindley and Deborah Raven-Lindley - Arbuckle, CA
Noyo Hill Farm
- Fort Bragg, CA
Orchard Farms
Kenneth Orchard - Sebastopol, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Orman Ranch
- Crescent City, CA
Outer Aisle Foods
Christine & Eric Taylor - Douglas Flat, CA
Owens Acres LLC
Mike & Laura Owens - Placerville, CA
Petaluma Bounty Community Farm
Lennie Larkin - Farm Manager - Petaluma, CA
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Rancho Piccolo
David and Michelle Silveira - Atwater, CA
Raphael Garden and CSA
- Fair Oaks, CA
Redwood Roots Farm
Janet Czarnecki - Arcata, CA
Riverdog Farm
Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell - Guinda, CA
Riverhill Farm
Alan Haight and Jo McProud - Nevada City, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery
- Clearlake Oaks, CA
Sierra View Farms
Rob and Candy White - Snelling, CA
Singing Frogs Farm
Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser - Sebastopol, CA
Soil Born Farms
Shawn Harrison and Janet Whalen Zeller - Rancho Cordova, CA
Soul Food Farm
Alexis and Eric Koefoed - Vacaville, CA
Student Farm at UC Davis
Raoul Adamchak - Market Garden/CSA Coordinator at Student Farm - Davis, CA
Taylor Mountain Gardens
Eric & Christine Taylor - Murphys, CA
Terra Firma Farms
- Winters, CA
The Natural Trading Company
- Newcastle, CA
Tierra Vegetables
Evie Truxaw - Santa Rosa, CA
Trail's End Farm
Jason & Rhonda Meadows - Janesville, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
Valley End Farm
Sharon Grossi - Santa Rosa, CA
Valley Springs Certified Farmers Market
Sarah Mack - Valley Springs, CA
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Wild Rose Ranch
Elli and Balyn - Santa Rosa, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
Willow Creek Ranch
John Orr - Mountain Ranch, CA
Wise Acre Farm
Mary Fahey - Arbuckle, CA
Wogoman's Farm
Coleen Wogoman - Anderson, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Resources

   
Show Articles on Farm Resources (43)
Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

CropManage

CropManage: University of California Cooperative Extension has created a new website for farmers that will help save money and protect the environment. CropManage contains a wealth of UC research allowing farmers to quickly calculate the precise fertilizer and water needs of their crops. This will optimize plant growth, minimize over fertilization that leads to groundwater contamination, and prevent over pumping of wells that leads to sea water intrusion into the aquifer. Create an Account here. 

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

IFDM Landowner Manual Appendices-Plants for IFDM, laws, etc

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Glossary of technical terms for Integrated Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM Laws & Regulations

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM References

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM Economics

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Irrigation Drainage Water and Effects on Wildlife

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Plant Selection for Integrated Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Drainage Water Characteristics

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Salt Management Using Integration Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Impact of Geology and Soils on Drainage Water

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

IFDM, Integrated Farm Drainage Management introduction

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

 

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

 

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

 

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Ranching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (290)
There are 290 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Cooperative Extension
Calaveras County
Dorothy Smith - County Director - San Andreas , CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Amerine Systems, Inc.
- Oakdale, CA
Butte County Rice Growers Association
Carl Hoff - President and CEO - Richvale, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Copps Irrigation, Inc.
- Adin, CA
COR Enterprises
Tony Braunstadter - Woodshop Manager - Billings, MT
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- San Joaquin, CA
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Bakersfield, CA
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Imperial, CA
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Salt Creek Growers
- Hayfork, CA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
California Outdoor Properties
Todd Renfrew - Broker & Owner - Vacaville, CA
CeCe & Robin Short
- California Outdoor Properties - Napa, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Marty Renfrew
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Roseville, California Regional Office
CoBank - Roseville, CA
Royce Worden
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Todd Dye
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Land Property Value Assessment
CA
California Conservation Easement Act
CA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery
CA
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Natural Heritage Preservation Tax Credit (State CE Tax Credit)
- Sacramento, CA
Open-Space Property Value Assessment
CA
Scenic Deed Easement Act
CA
Timberland Production Zone
CA
Williamson Act (California Land Conservation Act)
- California Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Easement Exchange
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Farmland Security Zone
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Federal Incentives
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
California Turf and Irrigation Supply
- Hesperia, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
GreenInfo Network
Dan Rademacher - Executive Director - Oakland, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Ninyo & Moore
- San Diego, CA
Paul Lackovic
Deer Creek Resources - GIS Manager - Chico, CA
Pete Dangermond
The Dangermond Group - Sacramento, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Mediators
Barri Kaplan Bonapart
Bonapart & Associates - Sausalito, CA
Bette B. Epstein
Reed Smith LLP - San Francisco, CA
Herb Schwartz
Change Mediation - Garberville, CA
Neil F. Horton
Horton West & Chambers LLP - Oakland, CA
Olivia Boyce-Abel
Family Lands Consulting - Santa Cruz, CA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Rhonda Pearson
California Certified Agricultural Mediation Program - Common Ground Center for Cooperative Solutions
UC Davis Extension - Davis, CA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
River Partners
John Carlton - President - Chico, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Salix Applied Earthcare
- Redding, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
Wetland Resources, LLC
Ed Flynn - Sausalito, CA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Forest Seeds of California
- Placerville, CA
Foundation Plant Services
UC Davis - Davis, CA
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Hedgerow Farms
Jeff Quiter - Nursery and Habitat Manager - Winters, CA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
The Westervelt Co.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Stewart McMorrow - CFIP Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Brian Olson - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fire Prevention Grants Program
Natalie Burke - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments
Kristen Merrill - Forest Health Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Hydrilla Program - CDFA
Dr. Patrick Akers - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Water Districts and Associations
Agricultural Water Management Council
Mike Wade - Executive Director/Conservation Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Association of California Water Agencies
Ellen Martin - Outreach Specialist - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Urban Water Conservation Council
Chris Brown - Executive Director/Conservation Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Richard Loncarovich - Ombudsperson - Rancho Cordova, CA
Phil Stevens
Urban Creeks Council - Executive Director - Oakland, CA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Bat Conservancy of Coastal California
Monique Smith Lee - President - Freedom, CA
Brian Monaghan
Wildlands - Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Rocklin, CA
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR)
Leslie Bale - President - Los Alamitos, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Dan Kominek
Wildlands - Vice President of Land Management - Rocklin, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, CA
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Humane Wildlife Control
Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk Titus - Owners - Moss Landing, CA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Mentzer
Wildlands - Director of Environmental Operations for the PNW - Rocklin, CA
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Nicole Carion
California Department of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide Coordinator for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Restricted Species - Redding, CA
Oiled Wildlife Care Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Davis, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Paul Sherman
Wildlands - Director of Land Acquisition - Rocklin, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson LLC - CEO - Granite Bay, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Wildlife Emergency Services (WES)
Rebecca Dmytryk - President and CEO - Moss Landing, CA

 Organic Certification

   
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Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

 

Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

 

Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

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There are 56 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
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Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- Santa Cruz, CA
California Organic Program
CA Dept of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Culture
Chris and Linda Van Hook - Santa Barbara, CA
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Organic Certifiers, Inc
- Carpinteria, CA
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Allstar Organics Products
Marty Jacobson & Janet Brown - Woodacre, CA
Balakian Farms
Amber Balakian - Owner & Manager - Reedley, CA
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- Santa Cruz, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm
- Redding, CA
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
Covelo Organic
Tom Palley - Covelo, CA
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Full Belly Farm
- Guinda, CA
Good Humus Produce
Jeff & Annie Main - Capay, CA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Lucero Organic Farms
Ben, Karen and Curtis Lucero - Lodi, CA
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
Mountain Bounty Farm
John Tecklin - Nevada City, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Orchard Farms
Kenneth Orchard - Sebastopol, CA
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Rancho Piccolo
David and Michelle Silveira - Atwater, CA
Riverdog Farm
Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell - Guinda, CA
Riverhill Farm
Alan Haight and Jo McProud - Nevada City, CA
Rolling River Nursery
- Orleans, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Suzie’s Farm
Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro - San Diego, CA
The Natural Trading Company
- Newcastle, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
 

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Beginning Farmer News Items
Acadiana Business Briefs for Dec. 2, 2018 - The Advocate
12/2/2018 1:15:00 AM
Acadiana Business Briefs for Dec. 2, 2018    The Advocate NuLife Sciences, which moved its office from California to Lafayette last month, announced it will change its name to Gulf West Security Network Inc. Company ...

Veterans interested in farming careers get assistance - Daily Democrat
10/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Veterans interested in farming careers get assistance    Daily Democrat The newly minted California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program, run by the Center for Land-Based Learning in Winters, was recently approved by the ...

Unconventional Agriculture - Earth Island Journal
10/20/2018 5:41:02 AM
Unconventional Agriculture    Earth Island Journal Last year, all five of the first-year apprentices at Soil Born Farms' headquarters near Sacramento, California were women. Another young woman, Elle ...

California Farm Academy ready to hit the fields - Daily Democrat
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Farm Academy ready to hit the fields    Daily Democrat The 7th graduating class of the California Farm Academy, a program of the Center for Land-Based Learning, walked the West steps of the State Capitol in ...

California Farm Academy to honor 21 grads at State Capitol - Daily Democrat
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Farm Academy to honor 21 grads at State Capitol    Daily Democrat The 7th graduating class of the California Farm Academy, a program of the Center for Land-Based Learning, will walk the West steps of the State Capitol in ...

Central Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, Nov. 1, 2018 - California Ag Today
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Central Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, Nov. 1, 2018    California Ag Today Following the success of last year's Innovation and Entrepreneurship event, the Forum will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Clovis Veterans ...

California Farm Academy receives state approval - Western Farm Press
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Farm Academy receives state approval    Western Farm Press A one-of-a-kind program that provides in-depth, hands-on training to beginning farmers was recently approved by the California State Division of Apprenticeship ...

Beginning Farmer Training Program Receives State Approval - AgNet West
2/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Beginning Farmer Training Program Receives State Approval    AgNet West A recently developed beginning farmer training program has officially been approved by the California State Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers - Capital Public Radio News
9/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers    Capital Public Radio News The average age of a U.S. farmer is nearly sixty. A training program based in Winters, California aims to open a path into farming for immigrants and.

Coast Line: Aptos' FarmLink earns federal grant - Santa Cruz Sentinel
9/19/2017 3:00:00 AM
Coast Line: Aptos' FarmLink earns federal grant    Santa Cruz Sentinel SALINAS. Aptos' FarmLink earns federal grant. Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced Tuesday that Aptos-based California FarmLink will receive grant of $599,074 ...

California Black Veteran Farmers and Ranchers are ready for amazing new opportunities - Bay Area Indymedia
8/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
California Black Veteran Farmers and Ranchers are ready for amazing new opportunities    Bay Area Indymedia In each and every U.S. War, people of African ancestry have served with distinction. Before, during and after California Statehood, California Black Veterans ...

Paraquat Resistance in Weeds? - California Ag Today
3/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Paraquat Resistance in Weeds?    California Ag Today There's been weed resistance to glyphosate herbicide, but now some weeds show resistance to paraquat herbicide. “When we see paraquat resistance at often ...

Post Methyl Bromide Era Creates Questions - California Ag Today
2/13/2017 3:00:00 AM
Post Methyl Bromide Era Creates Questions    California Ag Today By Brian German, Associate Broadcaster. Methyl bromide was first identified as an ozone-depleting compound in 1991 and was scheduled to be phased out by ...

Uniqueness of California Wheat Industry - California Ag Today
1/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Uniqueness of California Wheat Industry    California Ag Today By Brian German, Associate Broadcaster. Wheat is a primary crop for many producers, along with being a valuable rotational crop that helps manage disease ...

Planting the Seed: Cultivating the Next Generation of Farmers - Food Tank
1/2/2016 3:00:00 AM
Planting the Seed: Cultivating the Next Generation of Farmers    Food Tank California-based, Center for Land-Based Learning, strives to cultivate appreciation and respect for the environment and agriculture, especially among youth.

The Girl with Grit - USDA.gov
2/12/2015 3:00:00 AM
The Girl with Grit    USDA.gov Jaclyn Moyer's got grit. Somewhere between the 12 hour days Jaclyn spends on her 10 acre farm in Northern California plus her off-farm baking job, she ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary: Farm Bankruptcies Drop Despite Challenging Times - Sierra Sun Times
12/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary: Farm Bankruptcies Drop Despite Challenging Times    Sierra Sun Times December 3, 2018 - By John Newton - Projections for the third-lowest net farm income in the last decade, record nominal agricultural debt, rising debt-to-asset ...

Commentary: Farm bankruptcies drop despite challenging times - California Farm Bureau
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Farm bankruptcies drop despite challenging times    California Farm Bureau Commentary: Farm bankruptcies drop despite challenging times.

CDFA accepting comments on livestock program guidelines - Western Farm Press
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
CDFA accepting comments on livestock program guidelines    Western Farm Press CDFA is accepting public comments on draft guidelines for new demonstration projects designed to achieve reductions of methane emissions from California ...

During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs - The Washington Post
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs    The Washington Post Some strawberry pickers, many in the country illegally, said they were not assured access to protective masks when air quality reached dangerous levels.

As wildfire pollution spreads through northern California, not all workers are affected equally - Salon
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
As wildfire pollution spreads through northern California, not all workers are affected equally    Salon Natural disasters like the Camp Fire put class inequality and privilege in stark relief.

Culture As Fires Rage on in California, Many Farmworkers Are Working in Hazardous Conditions - Remezcla
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Culture As Fires Rage on in California, Many Farmworkers Are Working in Hazardous Conditions    Remezcla As The Camp and Woolsey fires rage on in Northern and Southern California, respectively, federal officials have declared a public health emergency in the state.

Sheriff Says the Death Toll Has Reached 48 in the Northern California Wildfire. - U.S. News & World Report
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sheriff Says the Death Toll Has Reached 48 in the Northern California Wildfire.    U.S. News & World Report RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amazon will split second headquarters between New York City and Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans.

California approves more restrictions on cages in livestock production... - AG Week
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
California approves more restrictions on cages in livestock production...    AG Week California voters have approved a statewide measure that would place greater restrictions on the use of cages in livestock production. Proposition 12 passed ...

California Proposition results: Residents vote to free farm chickens from cages, but will it raise egg prices? - The Desert Sun
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Proposition results: Residents vote to free farm chickens from cages, but will it raise egg prices?    The Desert Sun Proposition 12, which would eliminate the use of cages in egg production, has garnered almost 60 percent of the vote.

Animal rights gone too far? California voters will decide on Proposition 12 chicken cage ban - USA TODAY
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Animal rights gone too far? California voters will decide on Proposition 12 chicken cage ban    USA TODAY Proposition 12 would mandate that egg-laying chickens no longer be caged. It would also require more space for veal calves and pregnant pigs.

A Guide to the Propositions on the Nov. 6 Ballot in California - KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento
10/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Guide to the Propositions on the Nov. 6 Ballot in California    KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento With early voting underway and mail-in ballots having long since been delivered to California homes, political campaigns for the Nov. 6 election have kicked into ...

People Priced Out of Salinas, California, Look to the Ballot - U.S. News & World Report
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
People Priced Out of Salinas, California, Look to the Ballot    U.S. News & World Report SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of ...

A look at Salinas, California, farm-rich but unaffordable - Associated Press
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
A look at Salinas, California, farm-rich but unaffordable    Associated Press SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a look at some key information about Salinas, one of the nation's least affordable metro areas to live. It's a phenomenon that's ...

Moringa — the next superfood? - University of California
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Moringa — the next superfood?    University of California There's nothing super-looking about moringa. It's skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods ...

California’s mega-farms have a dark side that could put our supply of fruits, vegetables, and nuts at risk - INSIDER
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
California’s mega-farms have a dark side that could put our supply of fruits, vegetables, and nuts at risk    INSIDER In the wake of a six-year drought, the region's mega-farms have begun to sink, and pumping groundwater has released toxic levels of arsenic into the water ...

Hemp, Inc. Applauds California Governor for Passing Industrial Hemp Legislation - GlobeNewswire
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hemp, Inc. Applauds California Governor for Passing Industrial Hemp Legislation    GlobeNewswire SPRING HOPE, NC, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) applauds California's commitment to ...

Annual cannabis harvest underway in Northern California as pot economy transitions - Sonoma Index-Tribune
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Annual cannabis harvest underway in Northern California as pot economy transitions    Sonoma Index-Tribune Roughly 279 acres are licensed for outdoor cannabis cultivation across the five-county Northern California region, generating a legal outdoor harvest worth ...

Devin Nunes Isn’t the Only Dairy Farmer Souring On California - Bloomberg
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Devin Nunes Isn’t the Only Dairy Farmer Souring On California    Bloomberg For the past few decades, the heart of America's dairy industry has been in the dusty flatlands of California's San Joaquin Valley. Milk and milk products are ...

California citrus farmers face economic headwinds | 2018-10-02 - Agri-Pulse
10/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
California citrus farmers face economic headwinds | 2018-10-02    Agri-Pulse California citrus producers face an array of hurdles in production costs, export headwinds and regulatory restraints and costs that they fear could stymie their ...

Sacramento Is Making Urban Agriculture a Way of Life - Civil Eats
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sacramento Is Making Urban Agriculture a Way of Life    Civil Eats California's capital city has become the nation's farm-to-fork capital, and in the process is making food more accessible, equitable, and just.

Citrus production a $7.1 billion economic benefit to California - Western Farm Press
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Citrus production a $7.1 billion economic benefit to California    Western Farm Press The commercial production of citrus in California contributes over $7 billion to the state's economy each year, according to a study from a University of California, ...

Portugal lures dry farmers with water - ABC News
9/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Portugal lures dry farmers with water    ABC News As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in ...

GOP Reps. Devin Nunes, Jeff Denham can call themselves farmers on ballot - San Francisco Chronicle
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
GOP Reps. Devin Nunes, Jeff Denham can call themselves farmers on ballot    San Francisco Chronicle A pair of GOP congressmen can call themselves farmers on the November ballot, a Sacramento judge has ruled, dismissing challenges financed by California ...

Fake farmers? California congressmen’s self-descriptions challenged - East Bay Times
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fake farmers? California congressmen’s self-descriptions challenged    East Bay Times By Kate Irby and Emily Cadei. WASHINGTON — Reps. Jeff Denham and Devin Nunes say they're farmers, and that's how they're going to be described on this ...

Two Republicans want to be called farmers on the ballot. Democrats say they’re not - The News Tribune
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Two Republicans want to be called farmers on the ballot. Democrats say they’re not    The News Tribune Reps. Jeff Denham and Devin Nunes say they're farmers, and that's how they're going to be described on this fall's California election ballots. But are they ...

2017 Fresno County Crop Report Archives - California Ag Today
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
2017 Fresno County Crop Report Archives    California Ag Today The Fresno County Department of Agriculture's 2017 Crop and Livestock Report (Crop Report) was presented to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors ...

Democrats Suing To Stop GOP Congressman Calling Himself A ‘Farmer’ On Ballot - HuffPost
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Democrats Suing To Stop GOP Congressman Calling Himself A ‘Farmer’ On Ballot    HuffPost A California Democrats group wants to stop Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) from calling himself a “farmer” on the general election ballot, arguing that the label is ...

Healthy Soil is Ground Zero for Environmental Justice in Farm Communities - Civil Eats
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Healthy Soil is Ground Zero for Environmental Justice in Farm Communities    Civil Eats Protecting the health and diversity of soil microbes in California's Central Valley is also the first step to protecting the health and diversity of the region's ...

California farm baron offered to drop water lawsuit — if his family got a special exemption - The Desert Sun
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
California farm baron offered to drop water lawsuit — if his family got a special exemption    The Desert Sun Mike Abatti was willing to let a controversial water plan remain in force for most Imperial Valley farmers — so long as his family got an exemption.

Rep. Devin Nunes' ballot designation as 'farmer' challenged - Merced Sun-Star
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rep. Devin Nunes' ballot designation as 'farmer' challenged    Merced Sun-Star Several residents within California's 22nd Congressional District filed a petition in Sacramento Superior Court on Thursday morning, asking the court to remove ...

California Groundwater Law Means Big Changes Above Ground, Too - News Deeply
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Groundwater Law Means Big Changes Above Ground, Too    News Deeply California's new groundwater management law is not a sports car. It moves more like a wagon train. The rules do not require critically overdrafted aquifers to ...

With Trump’s subsidy, farmers grow distrustful of simple solutions - San Francisco Chronicle
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
With Trump’s subsidy, farmers grow distrustful of simple solutions    San Francisco Chronicle Take it from this country boy, Mr. President. Farmers — including those in my native Central California — don't need your handout. They just want you to remove ...

In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire - The Desert Sun
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire    The Desert Sun The full story of Mike Abatti's influence over the desert's Colorado River water, agriculture and energy hasn't been told. Until now.

California farmers and Mexican cheese sales, U.S. trade war takes a toll - Reuters
7/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
California farmers and Mexican cheese sales, U.S. trade war takes a toll    Reuters Stephen Mancebo, a fourth-generation California dairy farmer with 2300 cows, has battled ups and downs in his temperamental industry for a quarter-century ...

How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for - Fast Company
7/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for    Fast Company California Harvesters, which has recruited 450 workers in farm country, has grown “at an incredible pace” and could be a model for other industries.

California Pistachio Growers Packing a Punch - Growing Produce
7/19/2018 1:35:19 AM
California Pistachio Growers Packing a Punch    Growing Produce Pistachio growers create nearly $3.6 billion in economic output in the state of California, generating jobs and spending across multiple sectors of the state's ...

5 reasons California jobs are vulnerable to the China tariffs - ABC10.com KXTV
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
5 reasons California jobs are vulnerable to the China tariffs    ABC10.com KXTV Agricultural and manufacturing jobs are in the spotlight due to the China tariffs. China claims they responded with tariffs to counter the 25-percent tariff President ...

How California's farm labor shortage made friends of old rivals - Los Angeles Times
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
How California's farm labor shortage made friends of old rivals    Los Angeles Times D'Arrigo Bros. and the United Farm Workers once took more than 25 years to reach a contract, and for many years afterward they communicated mostly through ...

4 ways the new tariffs could impact California - ABC10.com KXTV
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
4 ways the new tariffs could impact California    ABC10.com KXTV Tariffs and potential tariffs to come have caused some alarm for California farmers. The issues arising with tariffs from some of California's key export areas could ...

Senate prepares to pass its version of 2018 Farm Bill - California Farm Bureau
6/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Senate prepares to pass its version of 2018 Farm Bill    California Farm Bureau Encompassing a broad array of farm policy in the areas of nutrition, commodities, trade, research, rural development and more, a five-year farm bill before the ...

Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference? - Civil Eats
6/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference?    Civil Eats The knowledge and tools to sequester carbon on farmland have blossomed rapidly in California; now farmers and ranchers just need funding to make it happen.

In Berry Country, California Farmers Get Innovative to Save Groundwater - News Deeply
6/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
In Berry Country, California Farmers Get Innovative to Save Groundwater    News Deeply Driscoll's Berries and its farmers in Ventura County are working to save water and tackle sustainable management of the local groundwater, writes Kirsten ...

Growing California Rice and Almonds Against the Grain - Civil Eats
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Growing California Rice and Almonds Against the Grain    Civil Eats These two crops are often treated like commodities in the state, but Greg Massa and Raquel Krach have prioritized a high-functioning ecosystem on their farm ...

California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how - San Francisco Chronicle
5/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how    San Francisco Chronicle In the coming days, our Legislature has the opportunity to pass a budget that would reduce hunger, improve health and support California agriculture. Assembly ...

Would three Californias be better for ag? | California - Capital Press
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Would three Californias be better for ag? | California    Capital Press Splitting California into three states probably wouldn't help agriculture and may even hurt it, say ranchers and farmers who believe they have been under attack ...

Urban, rural interests collide, confounding California’s most vulnerable Republicans - McClatchy Washington Bureau
4/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Urban, rural interests collide, confounding California’s most vulnerable Republicans    McClatchy Washington Bureau The farm bill House lawmakers will consider Wednesday forces California Republicans in contested House races to make a difficult, perhaps politically lethal ...

Here's why California farmers are the toughest of all - Farm Futures
3/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Here's why California farmers are the toughest of all    Farm Futures Despite water worries, burdensome regs and labor shortages, west coast farmers just keep growing stuff. Lots of stuff.

California pistachio production generates $3.6 billion economic input - Western Farm Press
3/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
California pistachio production generates $3.6 billion economic input    Western Farm Press California pistachio industry generates $3.6 billion in economic benefits in the state.

'History in the making': California aims for world's highest farm animal welfare law - The Guardian
3/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
'History in the making': California aims for world's highest farm animal welfare law    The Guardian New law would ban the sale of all eggs, pork or veal from a caged animal, putting the state ahead of the EU – if campaigners can get enough signatures.

California Fruit Will ‘Die on the Vine’ After ICE Raids, Labor Warns - Bloomberg
3/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Fruit Will ‘Die on the Vine’ After ICE Raids, Labor Warns    Bloomberg Reports of sweeps and high-profile detentions are terrifying the state's undocumented population, estimated at 2.6 million in 2015.

California's Farms Are an Even Larger Source of Air Pollution Than We Thought - Pacific Standard
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's Farms Are an Even Larger Source of Air Pollution Than We Thought    Pacific Standard A new study uncovers an underappreciated source of air pollution in the Golden State: fertilized soil.

Desert farmers reap millions selling water to California cities - The Desert Sun
10/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
Desert farmers reap millions selling water to California cities    The Desert Sun Farmers in the California desert are being paid millions to leave some of their lands dry. Those benefiting from the deal include farmers who voted to approve it.

Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don't want the job - Los Angeles Times
3/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don't want the job    Los Angeles Times Trump's immigration crackdown is supposed to help U.S. citizens. For California farmers, it's worsening a desperate labor shortage.

Despite Drought, California Farming Prospered - News Deeply
8/1/2016 3:00:00 AM
Despite Drought, California Farming Prospered    News Deeply Economic data show that while California farming has seen many changes because of drought, the industry continued its strong growth trend. But total earnings ...

California Punishes Its Farmers With More Bad Policies - Forbes
4/6/2016 3:00:00 AM
California Punishes Its Farmers With More Bad Policies    Forbes California has lost more than 1 million manufacturing jobs in the last two decades while tripling the number of government jobs to more than 2 million – and ...

Farm Resources News Items
How Bill Monning Modeled California's Blue Wave - Good Times Weekly
12/11/2018 11:00:21 PM
How Bill Monning Modeled California's Blue Wave    Good Times Weekly Santa Cruz State Senator Bill Monning's progressive policies on issues like health care, agriculture and taxes helped California's 2018 blue wave election.

Trump rolls back wetlands protections - The Mercury News
12/11/2018 3:41:00 PM
Trump rolls back wetlands protections    The Mercury News It all started when California farmer John Duarte plowed a wheat field in Tehama County, about two hours north of Sacramento, and wound up paying a $1.1 ...

Farm Bureau: WOTUS revision should provide clarity - Western Farm Press
12/11/2018 12:55:12 PM
Farm Bureau: WOTUS revision should provide clarity    Western Farm Press Stressing that California farmers and ranchers take pride in caring for natural resources, the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed ...

CFBF president outlines policy priorities - California Farm Bureau
12/11/2018 12:37:23 PM
CFBF president outlines policy priorities    California Farm Bureau As the California Farm Bureau Federation begins its centennial celebration, CFBF President Jamie Johansson called farmers and ranchers to action, reminding ...

Almond growers outline objectives for conservation - California Farm Bureau
12/11/2018 12:37:23 PM
Almond growers outline objectives for conservation    California Farm Bureau Almond growers outline objectives for conservation.

Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards—and the Water Underneath - The Wall Street Journal
12/10/2018 10:39:00 AM
Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards—and the Water Underneath    The Wall Street Journal Making a bet on climate change, the university's $39 billion endowment has been snapping up farmland and the related rights. In a warming planet, few ...

California's Fertile Valley Is Awash in Air Pollution - Mother Jones
12/10/2018 6:00:00 AM
California's Fertile Valley Is Awash in Air Pollution    Mother Jones This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The San Joaquin Valley is the land of Big Agriculture.

Western Innovator: Diversified California rice farm flourishes | Profit Center - Capital Press
12/8/2018 2:30:00 PM
Western Innovator: Diversified California rice farm flourishes | Profit Center    Capital Press SACRAMENTO — Ken LaGrande grew up in the Sacramento Valley's “Rice Country.” In its fifth generation, the sprawling family operation continues to thrive ...

It’s safe and emissions free. So why is California in the doldrums around offshore wind? - Los Angeles Times
12/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
It’s safe and emissions free. So why is California in the doldrums around offshore wind?    Los Angeles Times Gleaning energy from ocean wind would seem to be a California ideal: It's emits no greenhouse gases, has nearly no environmental footprint, and harnesses ...

Farm Bureau states priorities for 2019 - News - Siskiyou Daily News
12/7/2018 11:16:00 AM
Farm Bureau states priorities for 2019 - News    Siskiyou Daily News The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 36000 members statewide and as a part of a nationwide ...

California Farm Bureau Federation president outlines policy priorities - Lake County News
12/7/2018 5:30:12 AM
California Farm Bureau Federation president outlines policy priorities    Lake County News Describing Farm Bureau as an organization “that wants to go beyond making a statement by being determined to make a difference,” California Farm Bureau ...

Farm Bureau president says water rights will be priority in 2019 - Daily Democrat
12/6/2018 12:37:03 PM
Farm Bureau president says water rights will be priority in 2019    Daily Democrat Describing the Farm Bureau as an organization “that wants to go beyond making a statement by being determined to make a difference,” California Farm Bureau ...

Lundberg Family Farm wins Leopold Conservation Award - Western Farm Press
12/5/2018 8:07:17 PM
Lundberg Family Farm wins Leopold Conservation Award    Western Farm Press Lundberg Family Farms has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award. Sand County Foundation, the nation's leading ...

Wildland fire research and impacts on nut orchards - Western Farm Press
12/5/2018 9:18:33 AM
Wildland fire research and impacts on nut orchards    Western Farm Press On Nov. 25 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, finally declared the deadly Camp Fire in northern Butte County ...

Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains - CALmatters
12/4/2018 10:29:55 PM
Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains    CALmatters A growing emphasis on reconnecting California floodplains to rivers so they can absorb floodwaters is a U-turn from past reliance on levees to protect cities and ...

Dairy summit meeting focuses on sustainability - California Farm Bureau
12/4/2018 11:42:04 AM
Dairy summit meeting focuses on sustainability    California Farm Bureau They already lead the nation in milk production, and now California dairy farmers want to be known for being world leaders in sustainable farming.

Canal project complements Sites Reservoir - California Farm Bureau
12/4/2018 11:42:04 AM
Canal project complements Sites Reservoir    California Farm Bureau A project to increase water management flexibility in Northern California will benefit from a $449 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture ...

In California, Cars and Cows Hang Heavy in the Air - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
12/3/2018 10:47:13 AM
In California, Cars and Cows Hang Heavy in the Air    Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fated by geography, the San Joaquin Valley's surfeit of cows, cars, crops, and oil produce air pollution that weighs heavily on public health.

For some romaine farmers on California's Central Coast, the E. coli scare is a maddening mystery - Los Angeles Times
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
For some romaine farmers on California's Central Coast, the E. coli scare is a maddening mystery    Los Angeles Times When federal health officials announced just before Thanksgiving that an outbreak of a digestive illness had been traced to romaine growers in California's ...

California E. coli outbreak takes toll on Monterey County growers, laborers - The Salinas Californian
11/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
California E. coli outbreak takes toll on Monterey County growers, laborers    The Salinas Californian Amidst an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, a crop worth over a half-billion dollars nationally, Monterey County growers expressed concern for ...

During California wildfires, farm workers felt pressured to keep working or lose their jobs - Savannah Morning News
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
During California wildfires, farm workers felt pressured to keep working or lose their jobs    Savannah Morning News OXNARD, Calif. - Smoke stung his eyes and throat, but Santiago said his supervisor told workers to go faster because ash from the wildfires could wreck the ...

During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs - The Washington Post
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs    The Washington Post Some strawberry pickers, many in the country illegally, said they were not assured access to protective masks when air quality reached dangerous levels.

Harvard spars with neighbors of $100M California vineyard - The Mercury News
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Harvard spars with neighbors of $100M California vineyard    The Mercury News Harvard's endowment has reaped mostly bitter fruit from a Santa Barbara County purchase, one of its more than a dozen investments in California vineyards ...

Rain next week could aid firefighting efforts - Western Farm Press
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rain next week could aid firefighting efforts    Western Farm Press Relief appears to be on the way for victims of Northern California's devastating Camp Fire, in more ways than one. The National Weather *Service* now has "high ...

DWR: Camp Fire poses no threat to Oroville Dam - Western Farm Press
11/14/2018 3:35:22 PM
DWR: Camp Fire poses no threat to Oroville Dam    Western Farm Press Northern California's deadly Camp Fire poses no immediate threat to the Oroville Dam, state Department of Water Resources officials say. Crews are taking ...

New rules and new technology are giving California farmers and managers a better look at groundwater supplies - Phys.Org
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
New rules and new technology are giving California farmers and managers a better look at groundwater supplies    Phys.Org Most areas of California farm country have a significant lack of information about their groundwater use. The water managers responsible for putting California's ...

Culture As Fires Rage on in California, Many Farmworkers Are Working in Hazardous Conditions - Remezcla
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Culture As Fires Rage on in California, Many Farmworkers Are Working in Hazardous Conditions    Remezcla As The Camp and Woolsey fires rage on in Northern and Southern California, respectively, federal officials have declared a public health emergency in the state.

El Nino holds weather uncertainty for California - Western Farm Press
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
El Nino holds weather uncertainty for California    Western Farm Press National Weather *Service* sees equal chances of dry, wet or normal winter.

A&B ‘pursuing’ California partner to farm ‘nearly the whole footprint’ of former sugarcane lands, BLNR still grants water diversion permits - MauiTime Weekly
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
A&B ‘pursuing’ California partner to farm ‘nearly the whole footprint’ of former sugarcane lands, BLNR still grants water diversion permits    MauiTime Weekly Alexander and Baldwin has a farming partner out of California who wants to grow various crops on Maui, company representatives told a state panel on O'ahu.

As California's groundwater free-for-all ends, gauging what's left - Stanford University News
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
As California's groundwater free-for-all ends, gauging what's left    Stanford University News Most areas of California farm country have a significant lack of information about their groundwater use. The water managers responsible for putting California's ...

California Makes Cage-Free Hens a State Law - U.S. News & World Report
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Makes Cage-Free Hens a State Law    U.S. News & World Report SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters are considering a measure that requires all eggs sold in the state to come from cage-free hens by 2022.

Water sustains everything in California farm country. It may also save this House Republican. - The Washington Post
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Water sustains everything in California farm country. It may also save this House Republican.    The Washington Post MODESTO, CALIF. — When county officials from California flew across the country last month to hear President Trump speak at the White House, they got an ...

Water sustains everything in California farm country, and it may also save this House Republican - The Mercury News
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Water sustains everything in California farm country, and it may also save this House Republican    The Mercury News A deluge of activity from the president and his deputies in recent months has been aimed at eventually delivering more water to farms in California's Central ...

House Democrats Look for Win in California Farm Belt - U.S. News & World Report
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
House Democrats Look for Win in California Farm Belt    U.S. News & World Report MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats trying to gain control of the U.S. House on Election Day are looking to California's farm belt to flip a seat.

CDFA, UC team to promote climate-smart agriculture - Western Farm Press
10/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
CDFA, UC team to promote climate-smart agriculture    Western Farm Press California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources vice president Glenda Humiston signed a memorandum of ...

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle - Associated Press
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle    Associated Press HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up ...

Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms - The New York Times
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms    The New York Times The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.

Trump aims to aid California farmers, congressmen with water memo - Agri-Pulse
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump aims to aid California farmers, congressmen with water memo    Agri-Pulse President Donald Trump waded into the western water wars Friday, giving a boost to embattled Republican congressmen with a presidential memorandum ...

People Priced Out of Salinas, California, Look to the Ballot - U.S. News & World Report
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
People Priced Out of Salinas, California, Look to the Ballot    U.S. News & World Report SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of ...

Livestock Owners Asked to Weigh in on Fire Impact - California Ag Today
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Livestock Owners Asked to Weigh in on Fire Impact    California Ag Today Preparing a farm for wildfire is more complicated when it involves protecting live animals. To assess the impact of wildfire on livestock production, University of ...

US Crystal Peak potash project targets SOP-hungry California farm belt - ICIS
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
US Crystal Peak potash project targets SOP-hungry California farm belt    ICIS LONDON (ICIS)--US sulphate of potash (SOP) fertilizer start-up Crystal Peak Minerals aims to make Utah the “solar salt capital of the country”, and is on course ...

Hemp farming in California plagued by roadblocks - Natural Products INSIDER
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hemp farming in California plagued by roadblocks    Natural Products INSIDER Efforts to grow hemp in California have faced roadblocks for more than a decade.

How Listening to Farmers Fuels The Growth Of A California Sandwich Chain - Forbes
10/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Listening to Farmers Fuels The Growth Of A California Sandwich Chain    Forbes As they launch a new Mendocino Farms location in Pasadena, California, Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen—the sandwich and salad chain's founders—share ...

Congress Plans To Finalize Farm Bill By End Of The Year, California Farm Bureau Federation Reports - Sierra Sun Times
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Congress Plans To Finalize Farm Bill By End Of The Year, California Farm Bureau Federation Reports    Sierra Sun Times A House-Senate conference committee assigned to reconcile differences between the two versions of a new farm bill wasn't able to reach agreement before the ...

Proposition 3: Smart water plan or costly gift to farmers? - The Mercury News
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Proposition 3: Smart water plan or costly gift to farmers?    The Mercury News California voters may be feeling a sense of deja vu when they consider Proposition 3, an $8.9 billion water bond on the November ballot to fund a long list of ...

Congress plans to finalize farm bill by end of the year - California Farm Bureau
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Congress plans to finalize farm bill by end of the year    California Farm Bureau Now that the existing federal farm bill has expired, what does that mean for farmers, ranchers, marketers and consumers? The short answer: It depends on the ...

How Will California’s Climate Ambitions Reshape Food and Agriculture? - Civil Eats
10/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Will California’s Climate Ambitions Reshape Food and Agriculture?    Civil Eats At the outset of last month's Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco—even before the release this week of a dire U.N. climate report—California ...

California startup turns to robots for farm labor - Press Herald
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
California startup turns to robots for farm labor    Press Herald SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not ...

The Co-op Farming Model Might Help Save America’s Small Farms - Civil Eats
10/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Co-op Farming Model Might Help Save America’s Small Farms    Civil Eats Across the U.S.—from New England to California—a small but growing movement of farmers is foregoing traditional farm ownership in favor of a cooperative ...

Verified 'Humboldt County' California Cannabis Farms - Leafly
9/19/2018 3:14:10 PM
Verified 'Humboldt County' California Cannabis Farms    Leafly California marijuana users want to vote with their dollars for authentic, heritage cannabis. Now they can.

U.S. Reports Mild Bird Flu Virus at California Farm: OIE - U.S. News & World Report
9/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
U.S. Reports Mild Bird Flu Virus at California Farm: OIE    U.S. News & World Report PARIS (Reuters) - The United States has reported an outbreak of the low pathogenic H7N3 bird flu virus at a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for ...

California Dealer-Farmer Agreement Helps Avoid 'Right to Repair' Legislation - Farm Equipment Publication
9/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Dealer-Farmer Agreement Helps Avoid 'Right to Repair' Legislation    Farm Equipment Publication STOCKTON, Calif. — An agreement signed today by representatives of California farmers and equipment dealers will make it easier for farmers to diagnose and ...

MS-13 Gang Used California Farm Town as a Base for Crime - U.S. News & World Report
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
MS-13 Gang Used California Farm Town as a Base for Crime    U.S. News & World Report FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen MS-13 gang members and affiliates were charged following a monthslong murder and drug trafficking investigation ...

California’s water wars heat up at Sacramento hearing over river flows - San Francisco Chronicle
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
California’s water wars heat up at Sacramento hearing over river flows    San Francisco Chronicle Central Valley farmers and their elected leaders converged on Sacramento on Tuesday to accuse the state of engineering a water grab that puts the fate of fish ...

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon - KCRA Sacramento
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon    KCRA Sacramento Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, ...

California water wars: State plans to cut SF’s Sierra supply to save delta - San Francisco Chronicle
8/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
California water wars: State plans to cut SF’s Sierra supply to save delta    San Francisco Chronicle LA GRANGE, Stanislaus County — The cold, rushing water of the Tuolumne River, piped from the high peaks of Yosemite to the taps of Bay Area residents, ...

Why farmers say the California 'water grab' will impact everyone - ABC10.com KXTV
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why farmers say the California 'water grab' will impact everyone    ABC10.com KXTV Farmers across Northern California say jobs and clean drinking water are at risk right now because of a proposed state "water grab." "Water is the life blood of ...

California Growers Protest Water Plan - Growing Produce
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Growers Protest Water Plan    Growing Produce Thousands from the Northern San Joaquin Valley expected to demonstrate at the state capitol to call attention to plan that would flood premium farmland.

Almond Board wants growers credited for reducing water use - Western Farm Press
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Almond Board wants growers credited for reducing water use    Western Farm Press The Almond Board of California is joining a chorus of agricultural groups arguing that the California Water Resources Control Board proposal to redirect flows in ...

Chlorpyrifos ruling won't change much in California - Western Farm Press
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Chlorpyrifos ruling won't change much in California    Western Farm Press The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' order on Aug. 9 to ban tolerances for chlorpyrifos won't have much of an effect in California in the short term, a state ...

Rep. Devin Nunes' ballot designation as 'farmer' challenged - Merced Sun-Star
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rep. Devin Nunes' ballot designation as 'farmer' challenged    Merced Sun-Star Several residents within California's 22nd Congressional District filed a petition in Sacramento Superior Court on Thursday morning, asking the court to remove ...

Water regulators target pirate marijuana farmers in Southern California - OCRegister
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Water regulators target pirate marijuana farmers in Southern California    OCRegister After Riverside County deputies raided an unlicensed cannabis farm in the small, unincorporated community of Aguanga, they found nearly 3,000 plants ...

In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire - The Desert Sun
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire    The Desert Sun The full story of Mike Abatti's influence over the desert's Colorado River water, agriculture and energy hasn't been told. Until now.

Proposal To Increase Delta Water Flows Causes Contention Between Farmers, Fisheries - Capital Public Radio News
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Proposal To Increase Delta Water Flows Causes Contention Between Farmers, Fisheries    Capital Public Radio News Following nine years of research, a California agency has proposed to increase water flows in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. But the decision is causing ...

California Farms' Water Use Still Unclear, Despite New Reporting Rules - News Deeply
7/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Farms' Water Use Still Unclear, Despite New Reporting Rules    News Deeply While some other states monitor water deliveries to farms in real time, California has allowed irrigation districts to submit annual reports on paper. According to ...

How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for - Fast Company
7/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for    Fast Company California Harvesters, which has recruited 450 workers in farm country, has grown “at an incredible pace” and could be a model for other industries.

New Water Restrictions to Leave California Farmers High and Dry - Growing Produce
7/19/2018 1:34:41 AM
New Water Restrictions to Leave California Farmers High and Dry    Growing Produce The California State Water Board recently released a draft to increase water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River. The Sacramento Bee reports these ...

California should eliminate State Water Resources Control Board - Western Farm Press
7/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
California should eliminate State Water Resources Control Board    Western Farm Press California State Water Resources Control Board appears to be eschewing science in various decisions.

State Water Board 'ignores' scientific testimony to develop water plan - Western Farm Press
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Water Board 'ignores' scientific testimony to develop water plan    Western Farm Press California State Water Resources Control Board plan will strip $1.6 billion in economic output and eliminate over 6500 jobs, says Farm Water Coalition.

Would three Californias be better for ag? | California - Capital Press
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Would three Californias be better for ag? | California    Capital Press Splitting California into three states probably wouldn't help agriculture and may even hurt it, say ranchers and farmers who believe they have been under attack ...

State Farm building sold for over $48 million - KERO 23ABC News
4/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Farm building sold for over $48 million    KERO 23ABC News UPDATE (April 06, 2018 4:50 p.m.): The largest office building in Bakersfield has a new owner. California Resources Corporation bought the State Farm building ...

Study indicates that climate change will wreak havoc on California agriculture - Los Angeles Times
3/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Study indicates that climate change will wreak havoc on California agriculture    Los Angeles Times Climate change could destroy California's role as breadbasket to the nation and the world.

California agriculture faces serious threats from climate change, study finds - The Desert Sun
2/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
California agriculture faces serious threats from climate change, study finds    The Desert Sun Climate change will likely render much of California's Central Valley unsuitable for growing crops like apricots, peaches and walnuts, scientists say.

Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine - NPR
2/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine    NPR Sure, a cup of California-grown coffee sells for about $18 a cup, but people are buying it. The niche industry is booming with no signs of slowing, and the state's ...

California's Farms Are an Even Larger Source of Air Pollution Than We Thought - Pacific Standard
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's Farms Are an Even Larger Source of Air Pollution Than We Thought    Pacific Standard A new study uncovers an underappreciated source of air pollution in the Golden State: fertilized soil.

Organic Certification News Items
CCOF names Kelly Damewood new CEO | Packer - The Packer
12/11/2018 4:09:00 PM
CCOF names Kelly Damewood new CEO | Packer    The Packer California organic certification group CCOF has promoted Kelly Damewood to CEO of the organization.

These New Sweats Are Made with One of Nature's Strongest Plant Fibers - Gear Patrol
12/10/2018 11:41:01 AM
These New Sweats Are Made with One of Nature's Strongest Plant Fibers    Gear Patrol California-based clothing brand Outerknown just released a new set of sweats made from one of nature's strongest plant fibers. The Pavement sweatshirt and ...

Yolo farmer Thaddeus Barsotti named Organic Grower of the Year - Daily Democrat
12/6/2018 11:02:13 AM
Yolo farmer Thaddeus Barsotti named Organic Grower of the Year    Daily Democrat Farm *Fresh* To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery *service*, has announced that the California Certified Organic Farmers and the ...

Organic Grower Summit announces Grower of the Year award recipient - FreshPlaza
12/4/2018 9:23:22 AM
Organic Grower Summit announces Grower of the Year award recipient    FreshPlaza California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic grower Thaddeus Barsotti of Farm *Fresh* To ...

Organic Grower Summit announces Grower of the Year - TheProduceNews.com
12/3/2018 12:48:30 PM
Organic Grower Summit announces Grower of the Year    TheProduceNews.com California Certified Organic Farmers the Organic Produce Network will honor long-time organic grower Thaddeus Barsotti of Farm *Fresh* To You as the recipient ...

Organic farming with gene editing? Yes - Farm and Dairy
11/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Organic farming with gene editing? Yes    Farm and Dairy By Rebecca Mackelprang | University of California, Berkeley. A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited ...

Jimbo's...Naturally! commits to kids - Supermarket News
9/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jimbo's...Naturally! commits to kids    Supermarket News Established in 1984, Jimbo's…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store with five locations in San Diego, California, and a strong focus on local and ...

Organic strawberry acreage drops in California | Packer - The Packer
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Organic strawberry acreage drops in California | Packer    The Packer Organic strawberries account for 11.8% of the strawberry acreage in California, according to the California Strawberry Commission, and many growers say their ...

Coast Line: CCOF’s Cathy Calfo to step down - Santa Cruz Sentinel
8/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coast Line: CCOF’s Cathy Calfo to step down    Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ. CCOF's Cathy Calfo to step down. California Certified Organic Farmers will begin a search to identify a new leader to succeed Cathy Calfo, ...

California vape cartridge maker issues voluntary marijuana product recall - Marijuana Business Daily
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
California vape cartridge maker issues voluntary marijuana product recall    Marijuana Business Daily A vape cartridge manufacturer issued the first cannabis product recall in California's new regulated marijuana market. The Bloom Brand announced on its ...

100-Plus California Organic Producers Call for Support in Farm Bill - Growing Produce
7/19/2018 1:59:27 AM
100-Plus California Organic Producers Call for Support in Farm Bill    Growing Produce More than 100 CCOF-certified organic growers, ranchers, processors, handlers, and business owners signed a letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala ...

Taste Test: Local, Sustainable Whole Milk From 6 Top California Dairies - KQED
5/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Taste Test: Local, Sustainable Whole Milk From 6 Top California Dairies    KQED If your family drinks milk, you'll want to read this guide to the sustainable whole milk choices available in the Bay Area, including two raw milks. Read t.

In the California Desert, the Bautista Family Grows Hot Dates - Civil Eats
4/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
In the California Desert, the Bautista Family Grows Hot Dates    Civil Eats If you want to have the best date of your life, you'll need to visit 7HotDates.com. Before you balk, you should know the Bautista family—owner of the Bautista ...

This is What Sustainable Wine Certification in California Really Means - Organic Authority
7/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
This is What Sustainable Wine Certification in California Really Means    Organic Authority Sustainable wine certification may not mean what you think. The designation is a bit murky, but with time, and education, it could improve.

Flaws in the USDA Organic certification can allow ordinary products to be labeled organic - Columbia Daily Tribune
5/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
Flaws in the USDA Organic certification can allow ordinary products to be labeled organic    Columbia Daily Tribune A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation.

The labels said 'organic.' But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren't. - The Washington Post
5/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
The labels said 'organic.' But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren't.    The Washington Post A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation.

California tilapia farmer granted USDA organic certification for plants - Undercurrent News
11/30/2016 3:00:00 AM
California tilapia farmer granted USDA organic certification for plants    Undercurrent News California-based tilapia farmer New Global Energy has met the requirements for its moringa production to be certified organic under federal and state regulatory ...

Is 'organic' really organic? A deep dive into the dirt - CNBC
11/4/2015 3:00:00 AM
Is 'organic' really organic? A deep dive into the dirt    CNBC On a foggy morning in Napa Valley, California, Tim Cheng is walking through a vineyard surrounded by California's classic golden hills. He bends down to look ...