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Yu named ANR Financial Services director
Posted 1/23/2017 - Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Jing Yu has accepted our offer to serve as ANR's next Director of Financial Services. Jing, who has served in the interim director's role for the past year, assumes leadership of a function that has...

ANR invites proposals for Competitive Grants, introduces new grant opportunities
Posted 1/20/2017 - Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that the request for proposals for ANR's 2017 competitive grants program is now released and can be found at In addition to releasing our competitive grants call, I would...

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  • Climate change is impacting California tree crop farms

    Added January 18, 2017
    Insufficient chill hours can delay the opening of leaf and flower buds in crops such as walnuts, which may result in a smaller yield. (Photo: Will Suckow))

    Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a profitable yield, reported Ezra David Romero on Valley Public Radio,...

  • California governor sets aside funds to promote soil health

    Added January 13, 2017
    Boots on the ground where a former almond orchard stood. The shredded trees will be incorporated into the soil to build soil organic matter.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has included $7.5 million in the 2017-18 budget to launch the Healthy Soils Initiative, reported Bob Gore in a commentary on The story said CDFA secretary Karen Ross announced the development at a recent...

  • Collaboration is the key to collective decision-making

    Added January 12, 2017
    UC researcher Mark Lubell uses dirty dishes in a shared kitchen as an example of how one person's decisions impacts others.

    When people don't think about the impact of their decision-making on others, it can ultimately lead to tragedy - the tragedy of the commons, said UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Mark Lubell during an interview on Jefferson Public...


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  • Strategic Plan town hall video available

    Added January 20, 2017
    Strategic Plan cover slide

    Vice President Glenda Humiston hosted a town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to discuss UC ANR's new five-year Strategic Plan. If you missed the town hall, the hour-long video is posted on YouTube at The strategic plan, which...

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