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September Agricultural Resources

  Agricultural Resources Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) conducts an annual competitive solicitation process to award Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds to projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops are fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). For a list of eligible and ineligible commodities, visit the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service website. For a description of projects awarded, visit the 2017 Grant Awards page. Continue reading → MORE

Hawkes Family Shares Three Generations Worth of Sonoma County Fair Memories

Charlie and Ella Hawkesd'granddaughter, Rebecca, beamed as she shook the judged' hand and received a first-place ribbon in Junior Sheep Showmanship at the 2018 Sonoma County Fair. Her family, ringside, applauded and wore expressions of pride as they watched as the hard work their 3rd generation family member put into her 4-H project paid off. MORE

Interior secretary visits reservoirs hit by flows plan

Amid a flood of concern regarding a state proposal to divert more water to the ocean, a Cabinet secretary visited two of the affected reservoirs and a Central Valley congressman offered a pair of amendments aimed at the diversions. MORE

Celebrating Sonoma County Agriculture – Then, Now, and Tomorrow

After the devastating fires last October and the continued hardship faced by our friends in surrounding counties, there is something that feels refreshingly normal and renewing about the harvest season upon us. MORE

September 2018 Editorial

Urban growth boundaries, city limits and open pastures may separate city dwellers from country folk, but we should not let those physical barriers stop us from educating city leaders about agriculture. MORE

Member Profile- Vintage Tree Care, Fred Frey

Vintage Tree Care owner Fred Frey has lived in Sonoma County all his life. His family roots are firmly planted in the county—his daughter marks the 5th generation Frey. MORE

2017 Sonoma County Crop Report

The 2017 Sonoma County Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, by Sue Ostrom, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner. MORE


The collection site is at the Sonoma County Healdsburg Corporation Yard located on Alexander Valley Road in Healdsburg. This event is open to growers, nurseries, pest control businesses, golf courses, parks, and government agencies. MORE

Cover Crops, Tillage and Lessons Learned from Ridge Vineyards

It is time to get prepared for winter and plant your cover crop. To promote optimal growth, it is best to plant by the end of October, or sooner if possible, while the soil is still warm, and before substantial rains arrive. MORE

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