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U of California Adds Two to Ag Research & Record HPAI Bird Deaths
The University of California has designated additional campuses as agricultural experiment stations. A record 50.54 million birds in domestic flocks have died of highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Census of Agriculture Underway and Gas and Diesel Prices Down
The 2022 Census of Agriculture is underway, providing a comprehensive database on farming and ranching in every state. The national average for diesel fell 7.9 cents in the past week.
Ca. Citrus Greening Research and Census of Ag Collects Hemp Data
Commercial citrus sites in Southern California determining whether Asian citrus psyllids are spreading “citrus greening” disease. The USDA will collect data on farmers growing hemp.
Farmer’s Food Dollar Down and Farm Loan Interest Rates Rise Sharply
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says the farmers’ share of the Thanksgiving food dollar stayed low. Farm loan interest rates increased sharply during the third quarter.
Farmers Go Online and 2022 Census of Agriculture
Farmers who increased use of online sales and marketing were more resilient to economic shocks of the pandemic, according to a new study by UC Davis researchers.
Ca.’s Cleaner Fleets Regulations and Thanksgiving Dinner Price Higher
The American Farm Bureau’s 37th annual Thanksgiving Dinner survey provides a look at the cost of this year’s classic feast for 10.
Mexican Considers Chemical Bans and Farm Loan Interest Rates Up
Interest rates on farm loans increased sharply in the third quarter, and the acceleration in farm real estate values continued to ease.
Ca. Lettuce Virus Spreads & China Considers Easing COVID Restrictions
A virus spread by insects is causing widespread damage to lettuce crops in California’s Salinas Valley. Chinese leaders are considering steps toward reopening after nearly three years of tough pandemic restrictions.
Curtailment of Colorado River Water and U.S. Sweet Potato Exports
The U.S. is not the only country enjoying U.S. sweet potatoes. Federal officials may curtail flows into the Colorado River from Hoover Dam in Nevada and Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona
Ag News: Gas & Diesel Move Higher and Robust Beef Demand
Robust beef demand continues with retailers strongest sales this holiday season. The average is down 11.5 cents from a month ago but stands 37.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.