Smoke taint concerns NorCal wine grape growers. Record nut crop harvest expected.

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Larger than the state of Delaware. That’s the description of the number of acres burned in California’s recent lightning-started wildfires, decimating many Northern California counties, and that includes farms, ranches, vineyards, and orchards. The damage is still being registered, but we have an update, along with information about an upcoming webinar put on by the University of California to help small and large agricultural operations, as well as small acreage landowners, learn about restoration and erosion control options as well as financial assistance programs. The good news: there’s a nut glut. Record harvests of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are expected. The bad news: who’s going to buy all those nuts? We explain. We’re coming up to cover cropping time. We’ll go over the basics. All that, crop reports, the week ahead in weather, and more…on this week’s KSTE Farm Hour.

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