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California grower donates pumpkins for students to cook

About 2,725 consumer science – formerly home economics – high school students at 15 different high schools near San Joaquin will learn how to cook with locally-grown produce and meat. The... more »

California water projects plan draws responses

In response to the federal government's new plan that will guide the coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project in California, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following... more »

$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

Commerce: Final dumping margin is 21% on Mexican tomato imports

Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, issued the following update Oct. 22" "The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced a final dumping margin of 21 percent in the resumed antidumping investigation of Mexican... more »

Michigan farms report large thefts of apples, pumpkins

It's tough running an orchard in Michigan during the busy autumn season. Especially when someone steals your apple or pumpkin crop. "You think of an apple as just an apple, but it's literally a dollar... more »

Center for Produce Safety funds UGA food science produce safety research

Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food... more »

Tomato bacterial spot fought in transplant seedlings

New findings from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to... more »

AgWater Challenge embraced by Driscoll’s

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's is participating in the AgWater Challenge in an effort to manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting its network of more... more »


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