Deadlines are fast approaching for strawberries, raisins and forage seeds crop insurance coverage.   Growers can buy federal crop insurance for their 2014 crop through July 1 for strawberries in Fresno, Merced or Ventura counties or September 30th for Santa Barbara, Monterey or Santa Cruz counties.  After that date, insurance for your 2014 strawberries will not be available.

Greg Nelson

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will revisit several important policy issues at its next meeting, Tuesday, May 7 in Sacramento. The agenda includes an in-depth discussion on agricultural water transfers, specifically focusing on how the permitting process can allow for the timely movement of water. On high-speed rail, the board will revisit the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s outreach and public engagement efforts with agricultural interests concerning route alignment and mitigation.

Wendy Fink-Weber

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