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Gladstone Land buys large Oxnard farm

Gladstone Land Corp. (Nasdaq:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) has acquired approximately 413 gross acres of farmland within the Oxnard Plain of California. At closing, the company entered into lease agreements with two different, unrelated third-party tenants... more »

Hurricane Dorian preparation for farms, others urged by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional,... more »

Yamaha, others invest in robotic strawberry harvester

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the strategic business development and investment arm of Yamaha Motor, announced Aug. 27 it had raised a total $7.5 million for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT), a developer of... more »

West Virginia vegetable growers featured on USDA tour

Eighth-generation Family Roots Farm was recently featured on a promotional roadtrip by the USDA Natural Resources Commission highlighting growers it has worked with. Britney and Hervey-Farris, and family grow a variety of crops on 200... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »

California looking for a few good IPM solutions

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced it's taking grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) and Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions programs administered by the Office of Pesticide... more »

Processing tomato production forecast down

The USDA forecasts California’s processing tomato production to be below last year’s. The USDA’s contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 11.5 million tons, averaging 49.8 tons per acre, according to a press... more »

Organic Soil Management training module introduced for growers

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has introduced the first learning module, Organic Soil Health Management, in its free online training program for beginning farmers, existing organic farmers, and farmers in transition to organic production. The content... more »


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