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Oilfield water can safely be reused for irrigation in California, study finds

A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California’s Kern County does... more »

Long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry eyed

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

Del Monte Fresh Produce debuts campaign saluting its workers

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., a marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, introduced June 3 its new ‘Can Do Done Daily’ campaign, which aims to highlight its dedicated workforce, who... more »

California crop year 2018 full statistics now available

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading U.S .state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes... more »

Michigan migrant workers living in congregate housing part of executive order

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 1 signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural workers and the food supply safe from the effects of COVID-19. “It’s critical for Michiganders... more »

Demand for seasonal workers met by AG&P launch of ag workforce solutions

Houston-based AG&P Americas has launched a new service line offering workforce solutions for the U.S. agriculture sector amid shortages in seasonal farm labor. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, AG&P Fieldwork – Agriculture Services provides farmers with... more »

California tomato processing contract acreage up 7.8%

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.0 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2020. This production estimate, which was reported by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics... more »

LGMA forms Adjacent Lands Subcommittee to make romaine safer

A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.... more »

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