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Exhibitions: There was Something for Everyone at the Farm Show

With more than 350 exhibitors at this year’s Colusa Farm Show, there was something for everyone to enjoy. All things agriculture related.... New this year: the Natural Resources Conservation Service displayed a “soil tunnel.” Attendees could view the world below the...

In the News: State Conservationist Carlos Suarez's Interview on Monarchs

Recent news of declining western Monarch butterfly populations in California emphasizes the important partnerships needed to restore numbers and habitat. A USDA News radio interview hosted by Rod Bain. (2:22 min.)


Farms and Ranches Can Provide Needed Sanctuary for Struggling Western Monarchs

The butterfly’s western population has hit an all-time low, an 85 percent dip between 2017 and 2018. Farmers and ranchers can help...

An Orchard Becomes a Community’s Jewel

Meet Maria Alonso, who began farming in 2010 in Ontario, California as part of a quest to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for her son, who was suffering from symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Then, doctors were recommending either medicine or a...

Assistance Available for California Producers to Aid Declining Monarch Butterfly

California agricultural producers can voluntarily help the monarch butterfly on their farms and ranches through a variety of conservation practices offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This assistance comes at a critical time as recent reports show the western population...


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