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California pecan harvest is underway in the northern Sacramento Valley, including at this orchard in Williams. Pecan growers in the San Joaquin Valley, where later-maturing varieties are grown, expect to begin their harvest this week.
Photo/Fred Greaves
Pecan farmers see growth opportunities
Despite being a relatively small crop in California for years, farmers and marketers say pecans remain a viable option for growers looking for an alternative nut crop in a state dominated by almonds, walnuts and pistachios. Read more...

Wildfires bring uncertainties for grape growers
A record-setting year for wildfires has left Northern California winegrape growers facing an uncertain future on a number of levels. Read more...

Farmers, ranchers may still apply for CFAP 2 program
California farmers who suffered price declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until Dec. 11 to apply for a second round of federal relief known as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2. Read more...

Commentary: Digital makeovers aid nutrition, agricultural literacy
The back-to-school season looked different this year for more than 6 million children who attend California public schools. With most school districts in the state adopting 100% online formats, children, parents, caregivers and educators must adjust to the new normal of distance learning. Read more...

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