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A Sailor and His Dragon Fruit

Meet Leonardo Aguila, a farmer and U.S. Navy veteran who grows avocados, dragon fruit, and cherimoyas on his six-acre orchard in Fallbrook, California. Leonardo has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve irrigation and conserve water across his operation.

Finding Cover Crops That Work for Producers

Another cover crops field day at the USDA NRCS's Lockeford Plant Materials Center (PMC) demonstrated how research is finding ways to make cover crops work for all producers. PMC Agronomist Valerie Bullard introduced AgNet West to their research trials... Watch now on YouTube (02:47)

Capitalizing on Soil Health Benefits: A California Farmer's Perspective

This webinar is centered around Scott Park's "7 C" principles to build and improve soil health: cover crops, conservation tillage, crop rotation, crop residue incorporation, controlled traffic, compost, and conserving inputs. Click to view this webinar on-demand now.

Today and All Days, We Thank #OurFarmers

Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of America.

They grow food to feed us, fiber to clothe us, and fuel to run our homes and cars. In doing so, they also provide economic stability across the nation – stability that supports

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Strength of Character and Mind

This week we travel to Chowchilla, California, where Jim Chew grows pistachios with his wife and son on their operation – Forever Grateful Ranch. Jim has faced challenges in recent years, but he’s emerged with a newfound passion for life and farming. This is reflected in all...


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