Have you been hearing more about California agriculture lately? Learn something new about California’s agriculture by exploring our fast and fun series of radio shorts – Farm Water Minutes!Continue reading
California is the leading producer of fresh citrus in the country! California’s citrus farmers grow nearly 77% of the country’s fresh market citrus. (Florida’s citrus primarily goes to making orange juice!)
California grows about 90% of the country’s cantaloupe melons every year.
The California Farm Water Coalition has upgraded its estimate of acres farmers will leave idle this year to 800,000 acres, up from 500,000, because of a lack of water.
“Farmers are still waiting to the last minute to determine their planting schedules this year in hopes that the water situation will improve,” said Mike Wade, Coalition Executive Director. “But if dry conditions continue the number of unplanted acres will go up and as each day passes the prospects of returning to a normal water year evaporates.”Continue reading
California farmers recognize the dire situation this year’s drought brings. So much so that more than 1,200 of them signed a Petition Letter to Congress insisting they set aside political differences & work together to address the California water crisis.Continue reading
Today, February 26, is National Pistachio Day! To help celebrate we’ve brought together some fun facts, while some of California’s food bloggers and Setton Farms have teamed up to bring us some very special recipes.Continue reading
Updated 6/13/14: While many farmers will be fallowing, or not planting, their fields simply because there isn’t enough water to meet their needs, the Drought will be felt beyond the farm – impacting related industries and family dinners across the country.Continue reading