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Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views California is a great place for growing food.  As Guv Brown and the Democrats limit water for food, farmers have learned to maximize crops. “It is a familiar pattern. San Joaquin Valley farmers are expected plant fewer acres of processing tomatoes in 2019 according to a […]

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

Date and Time: Feb. 22nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Location: 1001 I Street – Room 550, Sacramento, C Live Webcast: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ Scroll to find Organic Materials Management Join by Phone & Ask Questions: 1.408.740.7256 or 1.408.317.9253; ID: 366 432 518 Join by Phone & Ask Questions in Spanish: 1.888.947.3988; ID: 926958 The California Environmental […]

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

  By Paul Driessen Courts should bar evidence that fails to meet basic standards of honesty, integrity and credibility                      A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his […]

SEEAG Seeks Business/Organization Supporters For New Mobile Classroom

SEEAG Seeks Business/Organization Supporters For New Mobile Classroom

As part of its new Ventura County Child Wellness Initiative, Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG) is bringing its message of healthy eating, proper nutrition and daily exercise to classrooms throughout Ventura County using its new 30-foot-long cargo van—the “Farm Fresh Mobile Classroom.” Over the next three years, the mobile classroom van will visit over […]

SEEAG Expands Board, Adds Three New Members

SEEAG Expands Board, Adds Three New Members

Ventura, Calif. (December 17, 2018) — Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) has expanded its board by adding three new members. Named to the board are Heidi Whitcomb, CEO of Ventura Rental Party & Events, Melinda Beardsley, president of Beardsley & Son and Bradley Dykes, branch manager of Morgan Stanley in Oxnard. For Whitcomb, the […]

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

Fox Canyon GMA hosts AMI/water market workshop Groundwater pumpers within the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s boundaries are encourage to attend a workshop to learn more about a recently adopted ordinance requiring the implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, as well as the launch of a water market pilot for the Oxnard Plain basin. […]

SEEAG Receives $7,500 Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

SEEAG Receives $7,500 Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

Ventura, Calif. (February 14, 2018) — Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization that helps young students understand and appreciate the origins of their food, received a $7,500 grant from Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC). The funds will help SEEAG expand its education efforts through its Journey of Our Food agricultural and nutrition school […]

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Registration is now open for the sixth Ventura County Spray Safe event. This year’s keynote speaker will be Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The event will be on Tuesday, March 20, in the Agriculture Building (Santa Cruz Hall) at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Program 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Registration […]

Healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow: Strawberries embody the contradictions of California agriculture

Healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow: Strawberries embody the contradictions of California agriculture

By Julie Guthman, Professor of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Suspected infestation of Macrophomina phaseolina, a “novel” soil pathogen, in the non-fumigated buffer zone …