Near perfect weather promises strong crop of California tree fruit with good quality
Growers and shippers of California tree fruit agreed that weather to date has been just about ideal for the 2013 crop -- in contrast to some recent years when freezing temperatures, hailstorms and other weather disruptions have caused problems.
Nightmare issues for California growers
Agriculture's influence has waned through the years in California, said an influential industry lobbyist at the 2013 meeting of the California Grape & Tree Fruit League.
At the meeting, held in Laguna Beach in March, George Soares with Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP, moderated the keynote discussion which centered on what keeps growers and shippers awake at night. There are a whole host of problems as the state has transitioned away from an economy totally dominated by ag, said Soares, noting that