OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed…
As we enjoy the warmth of spring, wine growers everywhere will be turning their thoughts towards the growing season, and water availability will surely be high on the discussion list.
Drought on the US West Coast is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing 30% more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.
A Californian mega dairy farmer who has opened his own plant in the nearby town to process and sell fresh, glass-bottled milk and make ice cream says he can add $100 to the basic milk price with his premium products.
From Kentucky family farms to Californian ‘mega dairies’, there is one thing on the mind of US dairy farmers – milk price. In California this is driving many to nuts.
Cow don't know it’s Christmas, says Brian Larson, plant manager of JD Heiskell Ltd’s Pixley branch, a big feed mill in the major dairying region of Central Valley, California.
Dairymen in California see themselves as the “star model for dairying” but they are far from creaming it.