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US Agriculture Census Released

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The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has published the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture with new information about U.S farms and ranches and those who operate them, including first-time data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level.The 2017 Census of Agriculture data show the following facts about California agriculture: Top commodities were: fruits and nuts …

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Now Entering the Napa Ag Preserve

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Many of the visitors to Napa Valley (and residents, for that matter) are unaware that much of the the area is a protected agricultural preserve. So, with the help of the Jack L. Davies Ag Land Preservation Fund, local businesses, as well as local and county government, signage has been placed in the four corners of the preserve. They each …

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Climate Benefits of Ag Land (article)

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Article (Napa Valley Register article December 13, 2018): Napa Valley Grapegrowers Report: Climate benefits of ag land Garrett Buckland, Napa Valley Register, December 13, 2018. URL for web address: https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/napa-valley-grapegrowers-report-climate-benefits-of-ag-land/article_c944005f-dea2-5fdf-a108-37298a2bdfce.html

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Wragg Ridge added to Land Trust

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The Land Trust of Napa County announced that they have acquired almost 2,000 acres near Lake Berryessa, and will turn the property into a new preserve. Dubbed the “Wragg Ridge Preserve,” it will protect a wide expanse of oak woodlands, as well as priority habitat for wildlife. The new 1,910-acre Wragg Ridge preserve is the largest property the Land Trust …

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Exhibit at Napa Valley Museum

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On Display Napa Valley Museum Yountville announces the opening of 50 Years of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve on exhibition July 7 through September 16, 2018 Opening Celebration Saturday, July 7 from 5 to 7:30 pm Yountville, CA. From July 7 through September 16 in the History Gallery, Napa Valley Museum Yountville will present the exhibition: 50 Years of the …

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Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation Awards Scholarships

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NAPA COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS PURSUING COLLEGE STUDY OF AGRICULTURE Napa, CA—The Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship recipients for graduating high school seniors pursuing college study of agriculture. The scholarship winners for the high school class of 2018 are: Juan Pablo Escalante (Calistoga High School), Yesenia Montanez (Saint Helena …

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Napa County Agricultural Preserve Celebrates 50 years

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The nation’s first Agricultural Preserve has reached its 50th year protecting Napa farmland The United States gained its first Agricultural Preserve fifty years ago as of last Monday, April 9th. Life without the Napa County Agricultural Preserve is unimaginable to most members of the Napa community, especially when comparing it to similar areas in California that are now sprawling with …

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Afternoon in the Vineyards

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Please join us for the 18th annual Afternoon in the Vineyards. Saturday, May 5, 1 – 3 p.m. Hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Vintners Visit the vineyard site closest to you: Starmont Winery & Vineyards Stanly Lane Vineyard 1451 Stanly Lane, Carneros Luna Vineyards Pinot Grigio Estate Vineyard 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa Baldacci Family Vineyards …

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Napa Valley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve

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February 28, 2018 – Created in April 1968, the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve became America’s first agricultural preserve, and is one of the primary reasons why the Napa Valley is, and will remain, a world-famous wine-growing region for generations to come. For more than 50 years, hundreds of wine growers, vintners, local leaders and residents have worked to preserve the …

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Napa County Agricultural Preserve Celebrates 50 Years

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Activities planned throughout the year to celebrate golden anniversary The Napa County Agricultural Preserve marks its 50-year anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this momentous milestone, community leaders from the Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund and other organizations from throughout Napa County will work together to educate both residents and visitors on the significance of this remarkable …

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The Future of the AP (Article)

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Article (Napa Valley Register article Feb 4, 2018): Will Napa’s 50-year-old agricultural preserve continue to protect the Napa Valley? Barry Eberling, Napa Valley Register, Feb. 4, 2018. URL for web address: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/will-napa-s–year-old-agricultural-preserve-continue-to/article_498a7250-e661-5d21-bf9b-fbf24416bc67.html

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High School Scholarship Opportunity

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The Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund is pleased to announce the opening of its scholarship application period for high school seniors throughout Napa County. Students preparing to pursue college study of agriculture, public policy, environmental studies or other related fields are encouraged to apply and become eligible for one of multiple scholarships, which will help cover …

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Auction Napa Valley

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Sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners and founded in 1981 by a small group of winery owners, including Robert and Margrit Mondavi, Auction Napa Valley has become the world’s most celebrated charity wine event. Auction Napa Valley combines Napa Valley wine, the region’s iconic scenery, vintner hospitality, creative culinary expressions and the chance for bidders to acquire rare collections of …

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Come Celebrate Earth Day

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Come celebrate Earth Day the Napa way. This annual festival will be held on Sunday, April 22 in the Oxbow Commons Park (flood control bypass) along McKinstry Street. From 11am – 4pm, everyone is invited to come down, listen to live music provided by BottleRock, enjoy nature-based games and activities from local organizations, see student projects, vendors, exhibitors, beer, wine, …