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UC ANR introduces Market-based Adjustment Plan for staff salaries
Posted 2/15/2017 - Dear Colleagues: As you know, attracting and retaining highly qualified employees is a top priority for UC ANR. To be more competitive among many diverse employment markets, we have developed a plan to address the competitiveness of our staff...

UCCE offices affected by the Oroville Dam spillway situation
Posted 2/13/2017 - As you may have heard, nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated in the area around Oroville Dam due to the threat of flooding from a break in the spillway over the weekend. I want you to know that I have been in communication with the county directors...

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  • South American palm weevils are destroying SoCal palms

    Added February 8, 2017
    South American palm weevil can fly tens of miles in a day.

    Communities in Southern California are watching their valued landscape palm trees suffer mortal damage from an invasive pest that is making its way northward from Mexico, reported Marty Graham in San Diego Reader. The South American palm weevil lays eggs...

  • Short-lived gag order on USDA raises concerns

    Added January 26, 2017
    UC ANR vice president Glenda Humiston says USDA communication with the public is critically important.

    This week, the Trump Administration imposed a gag order on USDA agencies, then after public outcry, quickly rescinded it, reported Dan Nosowitz in Modern Farmer. The peculiar actions prompted the reporter to find out why USDA must...

  • Farmers are disappointed Trump has scrapped TPP

    Added January 24, 2017
    Trump's decision to withdraw from TPP has significant financial implications for California farmers. (Photos: Pixabay)

    California farmers could have reaped substantial profits if the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership had become law, reported Robert Rodriguez in the Fresno Bee, but President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. According to the American Farm Bureau,...

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  • In memoriam: Duncan McMartin

    Added February 16, 2017
    Duncan McMartin

    Duncan McMartin, UC Cooperative Extension poultry specialist emeritus in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, died Jan. 14. The following obituary was provided by his daughter Shona Hilton. Duncan Alexander McMartin passed away...

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