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Friday Follow-Up Archive 2009

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December 4, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB to host “Water 101” seminar on Dec. 18
  • CA Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting gets underway next week
  • State Water Project preliminary allocation is at five percent – a record low
  • Final environmental review of Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie Project is now available
  • Gopher management workshop set for Dec. 10 at U.C. Kearney Research Center
  • Irrigation monitoring technology workshop to be held Dec. 15 at Fresno State
  • Workshop on labor rules/regulations will be held Jan. 7
  • California’s 2009 cotton crop is down due to acreage declines
  • Milk price adjusted on Dec. 1
  • Support your local Christmas tree farmers
November 20 & 27, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Local wine industry pioneers honored at Grape Industry Forum
  • Labor seminars scheduled for Dec. 2 and 3 at Fresno County Farm Bureau
  • Chamber Water Committee to look at water bond at Nov. 23 meeting
  • Public comment period on 2-Gates is extended to Nov. 30
  • USDA Value-added Grant Program deadline is Nov. 30
  • Farming Clean Energy Conference 2009 is Dec. 1 in Tulare
  • Olive crop insurance meeting set for Dec. 1 at FCFB
  • FCFB offers Pesticide Applicators Continuing Education class
  • Fresno Ag Roundtable to meet Dec. 4
  • Workshops on labor rules/regulations scheduled for December, January
  • “Give Thanks” campaign is underway
  • Thanksgiving dinner to be less expensive
  • A Smile for the Week
November 13, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB Coffee Talk meeting in San Joaquin will be held next Wednesday
  • Estate tax legislation is gaining ground; expected to come to a vote soon
  • Water and energy use conference set for Nov. 18 in Tulare
  • Ag economist says it’s too early to say Recession is over
  • Annual Ag Awards luncheon to be held next Wednesday
  • Reminder: Viticulture Tech Group to discuss raisin issues on Nov. 18
  • Center pivot irrigation technology seminar to be held at Fresno State Farm on Nov. 20
  • FCFB offers Pesticide Applicators Continuing Education class
  • Orange, broccoli and lettuce crops estimated to be up from last year
  • Thought for the day
November 6, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Water bond finally makes it; Governor expected to sign it soon
  • Ohio and Texas voters send message of support for agriculture
  • FFA State Finals Cotton Judging Contest will be Saturday at Fresno State
  • CDFA to hold hearing on proposal to increase milk prices on Monday in Sacramento
  • Pest management workshop for small farmers set for Nov. 18 in Fresno
  • Dairy Water Quality Workshop set for Nov. 18 in Riverdale
  • Viticulture Tech Group to discuss raisin issues at Nov. 18 meeting at FCFB
  • Did you know?
October 30, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Annual Ag Awards recipients announced on Tuesday; Luncheon will be held Nov. 18
  • Air Quality Workshop to be held Nov. 3 in Reedley
  • Reedley Coffee Talk meeting will be held next Wednesday
  • Farm Water Coalition recognizes charter director
  • Free safety course offered in Mendota on Nov. 4-6
  • European buying mission will stop in Fresno on Nov. 4-5
  • Annual Ag Business Conference is Nov. 10 in Fresno
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to be held Nov. 12
  • Private Applicator Classes offered
  • Did you know???
  • Smile for the Week
October 23, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB loses leader, friend
  • Air Quality Workshops set for Oct. 29 in Kerman; Nov. 3 in Reedley
  • Environmental review public meeting on Two-Gates water project to be held Oct. 26 in Fresno
  • FCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers to meet Oct. 27
  • Reedley Coffee Talk meeting is set for Wednesday, Nov. 4
  • Pesticide Applicators Continuing Education classes offered next week
  • Fresno Fair wraps-up 12-day run; Food Drive is huge success
  • California to receive large share of USDA Block Grants
  • Smile for the Week
October 16, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • State Board of Food and Agriculture Water Subcommittee meets at FCFB
  • Governor signs/vetoes ag-related legislation
  • Governor calls special session on water
  • Junior Livestock Auction is Saturday
  • Kerman Ag Expo set for Oct. 21
  • Valley federal representatives introduce water transfer legislation
  • Post-harvest irrigations are critical for grapevines
  • Fundraiser to benefit Caruthers Fair and Lions Club to be held Oct. 24
October 9, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB elects new board for 2009-2010
  • Big Fresno Fair is underway
  • Young Cattlemen’s to host fundraiser on Oct. 24
  • Agriculture is seen as one of the fastest growing industries
  • Grower Private Applicator continuing education classes planned
  • Wheat Commissioner is looking for director to represent Fresno County
  • Junk/scrap metal transfer form is available at CFBF Web site
  • Words to live by
October 2, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Feds sign MOU on Delta issues; Ask for Science Academy to review alternatives
  • It’s Fair Time!
  • Fresno Fair opens on Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • Reminder: follow the rules when burning raisin trays
  • Citrus Advisory Committee is looking for members
  • New Saturday opportunities to volunteer for Food Bank
  • Local Pumpkin Patch accepting reservations for school tours
  • Quote for the Week
  • Smile for the week
September 25, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Williamson Act Subvention Funding still in question; Supervisors vote to hold back on non-renewal process
  • USDA finally declares drought disaster areas
  • Almond harvest underway; crop appears to be short
  • FCFB’s FAACT Class VII is announced
  • Fresno County to receive grant under USDA farmers’ market program
  • Reminder: Cotton Harvest Safety Training Workshop is next Tuesday
  • California Farm Bureau launches annual photo contest
  • Words to live by
September 18, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Network show to focus on west side water crisis this evening
  • Regulatory Update
  • Tie-Down exemption regulations has been extended to April 30
  • Food Bank still needs volunteers for food distributions
  • Grant program offers paid internships for youth
  • Fair Ed Promotion for volunteers
  • CattleWomen honors own
  • Smile for the Week
  • Quote for the Week
September 11, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Fate of water legislation is still uncertain
  • Chamber Committee meeting to discuss water legislation at Sept. 18 meeting
  • Top-level Commerce Department official to speak at Sept. 15 energy conference in Fresno
  • Cattlemen’s organization to honor members/friends on Saturday
  • Cotton Harvest Safety Training Workshop to be held Sept. 29
  • Be on the watch to prevent metal thefts
  • Smile for the Week
  • Did you know?
September 4, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Regional effort to focus on saving Land Conservation Program
  • Legislation update
  • New “California’s Water” Segment will air locally on Friday
  • Large processing tomato crop predicted
  • Continuing education courses available online
  • Event to call for Family Business of the Year nominations
  • Water and Energy Conservation Seminar to be held Sept. 15 in Fresno
  • Agricultural awards nominees being sought; Sept. 18 is deadline
  • Retirement dinner for Norman Smith, Ph.D. to be held Sept. 20
  • Quote of the Week
  • Smile for the Week
August 28, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary visits Valley for first time
  • Sen. Feinstein calls for scientific review of biological opinions and additional storage in state water bond
  • Governor appeals to President Obama for federal disaster declaration
  • Food Bank still needs volunteers
  • CCC needs staging locations
  • Legislation Update
  • Ag Booster Barbecue is set for Sept. 13
  • CDQAP offering Environmental Stewardship Certification classes for dairy producers in September
  • Words to live by
August 21, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • PLF presents petitions; thousands support effort to “Save Our Water”
  • Legislation Update and Alert
  • Labor Compliance Workshop for Southeast Asian farmers set for Aug. 28
  • Food Bank has urgent need for volunteers
  • FAACT Program is accepting nominations for Class VII until Aug. 28
  • 2009 raisin crop estimated to be average size
  • CWA Scholarship application deadline is Sept. 15
August 14, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • San Joaquin Political Academy application deadline is Aug. 14
  • Drought relief volunteers are needed
  • Beef producers strive to produce safe product
  • Water conservation funds available to local farmers
  • Regional water board to hold public workshops about developing groundwater strategy
  • Viticulture leader set to retire; celebration planned
  • Check out California Country’s new Web site
  • Did you know?
  • Quote of the Week
August 7, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Pacific Legal Foundation to hold Aug. 19 press conference
  • FAACT Program is accepting nominations for Class VII until Aug. 28
  • LBAM quarantine expanded
  • Free tickets available for Grizzlies’ last homestand on Aug. 23
  • This is National Farmers’ Market Week
  • Reminder of upcoming events:
  • Cotton Harvest Safety Training Workshop to be held Sept. 29
  • Smile for the Week
July 31, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Williamson Act funding is victim of budget cuts
  • Fresno Agricultural Department’s Detector Dog team scores a find
  • Signatures still sought for “Save our Water” petition drive
  • Water for All plans rally in Bay Area for Aug. 13
  • Air quality truck regulations Web site offers useful information
  • Western Agricultural Processors Association selects Isom to lead new organization
July 24, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Reminder: Easton Coffee Talk is next Wednesday
  • News resources and interviews to be available at FCFB Media Event
  • Legislative Update
  • Pacific Institute’s report criticized for unrealistic claims
  • Fig Fest 2009 is set for Aug. 8 at Fresno State
  • U.C. Grape Day set for Aug. 11
  • Fresno Fair seeks nominations for awards programs
  • Leadership Farm Bureau applications are available
  • Smile for the Week
July 17, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Employer I-9 tips are available
  • Easton Coffee Talk set for July 29
  • Public scoping meetings about Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B project of San Joaquin River Restoration Program set for July 28 & 29
  • Food Bank is looking for help with food distribution
  • Dairy seminar set for July 23 in Madera
  • FCFB’s Media and Partners Appreciation Night is July 30
  • Water Update
  • Disaster assistance available for small businesses
  • Did you know?
July 10, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • CFBF’s Mosebar calls for attention on rural communities at Road to Recovery conference
  • Obama Administration stops “No-Match” Rule
  • Florez’ Milk Pooling Bill Defeated in Assembly Ag Committee
  • Water Update: Drought and water losses mount
  • Chamber meeting tomorrow will discuss Two-Gates Project
  • Discounted Igloo coolers available through FELS
  • Did you know?
July 3, 2009:

 In this issue...

Happy Fourth of July!

  • Thousands rally and march in Downtown Fresno for water
  • Pacific Legal Foundation gathers signatures at rally
  • Federal and state water project pumps resume exports from Delta
  • Fresno ends season with 69 percent of normal rainfall
  • Economic stimulus conference scheduled for July 8 in Fresno
  • Kearney Field Station’s Swanson retired on June 29; ag industry thanks Swanson for leadership
  • Did you know?
June 26, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Show your support—Rally for water on July 1 in Downtown Fresno
  • Interior Secretary Salazar to hold Drought Town Hall meeting in Fresno on Sunday
  • City of Fresno passes resolution requesting drought relief and supports efforts to address west side water cutbacks
  • Kings River Fisheries Management Program’s marks 10th anniversary
  • Clean Water Act legislation moves out of committee
  • Reminder: Heat stress prevention seminar set for June 29 in Five Points
  • Diesel Engine Rule 4702 permit application deadline is July 1
  • July 1 is deadline for nominations for Annual Journalism Awards
  • Did you know?
June 19, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • CA Budget process moves forward
  • Water districts file suit over cutbacks; further environmental damages may result from water reductions
  • State Board of Food and Agriculture to meet in Mendota on June 24 to discuss drought
  • Many dairy farmers call it quits
  • Reminder: Next Friday is deadline for EQIP Air Quality program
  • Meeting Reminders
  • Smile for the Week
  • Did you know?
June 12, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Heat illness prevention training sessions set for June 23 at FCFB and 29 in Five Points
  • Follow-up Water Rally is set for July 1 in Downtown Fresno
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-10 FAACT Leadership Development Program
  • Signs help in effort to stop crime
  • Viticultural Research Roadshow to be held June 18
  • Highway 180 to be dedicated as Sen. Chuck Poochigian Highway on Friday
  • Fresno Educator Gary Nelson receives national education recognition
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the week
June 5, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • New Biological Opinion sends tremors through water community
  • Fresno County agriculture totals $5.6 billion for 2008
  • Riverdale Coffee Talk set for June 23
  • Visit Fresno County Farm Bureau’s new Facebook page!
  • YF&R’s Ag Tour is Saturday
  • AgSafe’s Agricultural Labor Summit to be held June 17
  • Tomato production expected to top 2008 level
  • Fair Exhibitors Handbook is available
  • Smile for the Week
May 29, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Water Update
  • Energy meeting for western Fresno/Kings county processors set for June 4
  • Air quality programs offer cost-share funding programs
  • Air District offers money to replace 1993 and older diesel trucks
  • Respiratory Protection handout is available
  • Intern joins FCFB staff
May 22, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Sexual harassment prevention training to be held at FCFB on Thursday
  • Workshop to help farmers apply for cost-share funds from air quality emission reduction program will be held May 27 in Fresno
  • Property rights watchdog group files lawsuit over Delta Smelt pumping restrictions
  • Governor’s Budget Proposal
  • YF&Rs plan Fresno and Merced counties Ag Tour on June 6
  • AgSafe’s Agricultural Labor Summit to be held June 17
  • Did you know?
  • Quotes for the Week
May 15, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Renaming of Fresno State’s College of Ag Sciences and Technology is official
  • Heat stress prevention seminar set for May 22 in Fresno; June 29 in Five Points
  • Supervisors take no action on proposed Williamson Act revision
  • Sacramento Update
  • Downtown Farmers’ Market is open for business
  • Fresno County Fruit Trail gets underway
  • Be diligent in protecting farm property and livestock
  • Former CFBF director named as USDA Agricultural Marketing Service administrator
  • Jack Woolf to receive honorary award from Fresno State
  • May 29 is deadline for EQIP funds for organic producers
  • Water-Wise Plant Exchange Set for May 16; May is Water Awareness Month
  • Something to think about…
May 8, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Drought survey deadline has been extended to Friday
  • Proposed Williamson Act revision to be discussed on Tuesday by Supervisors
  • Water March “Thank You” Celebration set for Saturday
  • Dairy Princess to be announced on Saturday in Riverdale
  • Come visit FCFB at Fresno Grizzlies’ Ag Night on May 15
  • “California Gold” television show to feature Hmong farmers
  • Viticulture Tech Group to meet May 20 at FCFB
  • YF&Rs plan Fresno and Merced counties Ag Tour on June 6
  • Fresno Audubon Society looking to partner with farmers on gopher management
  • Happy Mother’s Day
May 1, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Swine Flu does not come from hogs; questions generated about ag connection
  • Southeast Asian farmer heat illness prevention seminar set for next Wednesday
  • Water Update
  • Water March/Rally “thank you” set for May 9 in Firebaugh
  • Fresno County Cooperative Extension offers drought management tips
  • Local restaurants vie for top beef restaurant
  • May Day event to be held Saturday in Easton
  • Quote of the Week
April 24, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Ag One Foundation/Fresno State College of Ag receives donation for research, facilities
  • Heat stress prevention seminar set for May 22 in Fresno; June 29 in Five Points
  • Federal water allocation increases: 10 percent to west side; additional five percent to Friant
  • FCFB, Westlands react to 10 percent allocation
  • HazMat Transportation Training workshop set for April 30
  • Cattle producers provide true meaning of Earth Day
  • Earth Day Facts:
  • Clovis Rodeo begins this weekend
  • Smile for the Week
  • Quote of the Week
April 17, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Temperature is rising; heat stress regs kick-in
  • Thousands march for water, jobs and action
  • FCFB Spring Event is tonight; ticket available at the door
  • Irrigation management workshop for growers is April 22 at WET Incubator
  • California FarmLink to host organic workshop on April 21
  • Farmers to receive small milk price hike
  • HazMat Transportation Training workshop set for April 30
  • Southeast Asian farmer heat illness prevention seminar set for May 6
  • Deadline has been extended for federal disaster assistance programs
  • Quote for the Week
April 10, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • March for Water will begin next Tuesday; call for action is underway
  • Where’s the common sense?
  • Tickets are available for FCFB Spring Event on April 16
  • Senate passes estate “death” tax amendment
  • CWT announces a nationwide dairy herd retirement program
  • Pistachio industry launches Web site for consumer questions
  • Ag Commissioner’s office declares citrus bloom in Districts 1 & 2
  • Ag Department asks for drought declarations and crop loss or reduction information
  • Did you know?
  • Quote of the Week
April 3, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Allison, Clements will receive FCFB’s Distinguished Service Award at Spring Event on April 16
  • Reminder: Labor seminar is tomorrow, April 3, at FCFB
  • Tie-Down exemptions have been extended
  • Revised I-9 Form in Effect
  • Congress learns about California drought
  • San Joaquin Restoration legislation signed into law
  • HazMat Transportation Training workshop set for April 30
  • April 10 is deadline for Water Awareness Poster Contest
  • CFBF’s FELS expands legal services
  • Smile for the Week
March 27, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • “Labor Pains” Seminar set for April 3 at FCFB
  • California Drought hearing to be held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
  • Feds look at water allocation; west side still at 0%, Friant increases 65% Class I
  • Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day is a hit with students
  • Reminder: Drought management meeting set for March 31 in Kerman
  • Common Threads Awards Program is April 3
  • HazMat Transportation Training workshop set for April 30
  • Smile for the Week
  • Did you know?
March 20, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • USDA Farm Service Agency meetings set for March 25 & 26
  • Depressed dairy industry is affecting hay prices
  • National Agriculture Day is tomorrow -- March 20
  • And… tomorrow is Fresno County Farm & Nutrition Day!
  • Water supply update: State Water allocation increased slightly; Feds will announce soon
  • Community Food Bank “Empty Bowls” fundraiser is March 26
  • Dairy Princess Program is reinstated; looking for candidates
  • Drought management meeting for almond growers set for March 31 in Kerman
  • Quote for the Week
March 13, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Heat Illness Prevention Seminar for Agriculture to be held March 18 in Easton
  • Fresno County Farm & Nutrition Day 2009 is March 20
  • Cold temperatures give growers a scare this week
  • Seminar on immigration law set for March 17
  • Water management issues to be subject of March 19 panel discussion
  • Spring workshops help dairy producers manage water regulation compliance
  • It’s dry, but regulations preclude capture of much-needed flows
  • Town Hall meetings on State Budget set for March 13, 20 and 21
March 6, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • “Heat Illness Prevention in Agriculture” Seminar Series to begin on March 18 with Fresno event
  • California & Federal Legislative Update
  • Drought Update:
  • “Labor Pains” Seminar set for April 3 at FCFB
  • Senate Ag Committee reschedules milk pricing hearing for March 11
  • Air District to hold meeting on CAFO rule on March 10 and 12
  • Drought management meeting for almond growers set for March 31 in Kerman
  • Fumigation Seminar to be held on March 17 at FCFB
February 27, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • California Budget & Legislative Update
  • Milk pricing is subject of Senate Food and Agriculture Committee hearing on March 3
  • Drought Update:
  • USDA will implement COOL on March 16
  • Quote of the Week
  • Smile for the Week
February 20, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Drought Update
  • Farmers, ranchers encouraged to attend Feb. 25 drought meeting in Fresno
  • Farmers’ Market Workshop set for Feb. 23
  • Florez introduces dairy bill
  • FCFB Director included in business magazine select group of leaders
  • Applications are being accepted for state Specialty Crop Advisory Committee
  • State wine grape crop was down slightly in 2008
  • San Joaquin Valley women to be honored at 13th Annual Common Threads Awards Program
  • Fresno-Kings Counties CattleWomen offer scholarship
  • Did you know?
February 13, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • State Water Board will re-write septic system regulations
  • Recent rain events are helping Sierra watersheds
  • Efforts underway to address drought
  • Emotions run high on environmental rhetoric
  • Fresno County Ag Department is seeking drought-related information
  • FCFB tractor safety classes are next Wednesday and Thursday
  • PG&E outlines procedures for new services for ag customers
  • Countywide Farm and Nutrition Day volunteers are needed; plan on helping with March 20 event
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the week
February 6, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Delay in rule regarding the revised I-9 Form
  • Drought Update
  • CFBF is part of Regional Water Board advisory workgroup on Irrigated Lands Program
  • Reminder: FCFB tractor safety and heat illness prevention classes are Feb. 18 & 19
  • Food Check-Out Week is Feb. 15-21
  • Vegetable production meetings set for Feb. 9 and 17
  • World Ag Expo returns to Tulare next week
  • Amgen Professional Bike Tour looking for local donations of fruit/ healthy foods
  • MCFB Water Conference is Feb. 20
  • Did you know?
January 30, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Drought Watch: recent rain helped but we’re not out of the woods
  • Ag commissioners put dollar figure on 2008 drought losses
  • Newly Assigned Key Assembly Committees
  • Large crowd offer comments at Fresno workshop on proposed septic system regulations
  • Fresno County Blossom Trail to hold Kick-Off on Feb. 6
  • Water is subject of Feb. 4 debate at Fresno State
  • Words to live by
January 23, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Dairy industry looking to stabilize dairy prices
  • Reminder-- A new I-9 Form is in effect
  • Rain event predicted this week
  • Food origin labeling to become effective in March
  • Conservation Tillage Workgroup sponsors noted zero tillage expert at meeting on Jan. 30
  • FCFB sponsors tractor safety and heat illness prevention classes in February
  • USDA updates citrus crop forecasts
  • Quote for the Week
January 16, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Dairy prices continue to fall; biggest one-month drop in price since 1955
  • Talk of estate tax resurfaces under new administration
  • CFBF issues statement following Sen. Flores announcement as new Senate Ag Committee chairman
  • Legislative Agriculture Committee Rosters
  • Crime Stoppers Program looking to partner with rural residents
  • Reminder: septic system regulation workshop is next Thursday
  • Dos Palos farmer recognized by national agricultural publication
  • Did you know?
January 9, 2009:

 In this issue...

  • Workshops to be held to discuss new septic system regulations/fees
  • La Nina or La Nothing? Where’s the rain?
  • Delta Vision report released; calls for eight priorities
  • Deciduous trees like cold temperatures
  • Update on 2009 labor laws set for Jan. 14
  • WATERIGHT irrigation scheduling program seminar set for Jan. 15
  • Quote for the Week
  • Smile for the Week