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Ag Today June 22, 2017

Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect workers during heat wave For the Register, Jun 21, 2017 During the heat wave across the state, Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness, especially those not accustomed to working in high heat conditions. Employers need to ensure workers are drinking plenty of water and taking breaks in the shade as temperatures rise across many regions of California, said a Cal/OSHA news release. The National Weather Service is forecasting unusually high temperatures throughout the state. In Napa, the temperature was expected to hit 98 degrees on Wednesday, then peak at 101 degrees on...

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Ag Today June 21, 2017

Delta Caucus objects to Brown’s ‘WaterFix Project’ By Digital First News Group POSTED: 06/21/17, 4:24 AM PDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to expedite planning and construction of the twin tunnels project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta violates key parts of the Delta Reform Act of 2009 and has the state Department of Water Resources abdicating its responsibilities by turning over management of the project to water agencies, the Legislative Delta Caucus charged Tuesday in a letter to the governor. “The governor’s proposed WaterFix Project is a boondoggle, plain and simple,” said Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, who co-chairs the Caucus with State...

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Ag Today June 20, 2017

Agriculture a key player in north state economy, study shows By Steve Schoonover, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 06/19/17, 4:08 PM PDT | UPDATED: 10 HRS AGO Chico >> A new study confirms that agriculture is a much bigger player in the economy of northeastern California than of the state as a whole. The study by Chico State University agriculture Professor Eric Houk found that 18.9 percent of the jobs in Chico State’s 13-county service area were ag-related, compared with 7.6 percent statewide. About 18 cents of every dollar of economic value created in the area comes from ag, compared to 6.7 cents statewide. The 13 counties stretch from Yuba, Sutter and...

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Ag Today March 22, 2017

Cover crops coming into their own TOM LEYDE3:00 p.m. PT March 21, 2017 If you’re driving through the Salinas or Pajaro valleys and seeing fields of green that don’t look like crops, don’t be alarmed. You’re likely looking at a cover crop. More of them are showing up, especially in fields where organic fruits and vegetables are grown. They are sometimes referred to as “green manure” because of the benefits they provide to the soil and to the environment. One of the country’s major proponents of cover crops works in Salinas Valley. Eric Brennan is a scientist at the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service in...

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