Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas ... more »

House committee passes farm bill 

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutritio... more »

New tools take aim at controlling strawberry pests

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen ... more »

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

A retail farm market manager knows that their business needs to make a certain gross profit percentage, in this case, let's say 30%. What do they do? The manager takes the cost of the item and adds... more »

NCAE listening session on farmworker education planned

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is planning to host a special listening session to explore and enhance educational opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families. Th... more »

Young farmers group protests farm bill draft

A draft of proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new gen... more »

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