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Safety at work on California strawberry farms

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep... more »

Communities impacted by COVID-19 helped by GreenStone donations

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has announced the 2020 Member Grown Outreach program and its impact on local organizations that touch the lives of thousands of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the contribution of $20,000. According to a news release,... more »

Presidential director position at Organic Ag Institute filled by Wilson

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »

Controlling common asparagus beetle during harvest season

Common asparagus beetle egg-laying during harvest can cause major financial loss; get updated on products available for control. Sources of beetles during harvest In late summer, larvae of common asparagus beetle, called grubs or “slugs,”... more »

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-up supply chain, but they’re running out of time. According to... more »

2020 Georgia watermelon season kicks off June 3

The 2020 Georgia watermelon crop is expected to have the crisp, sweet flavor and high quality unique to Georgia watermelon. According to a news release, while Georgia has had a relatively cool spring, consumers should... more »

$250M new investment announced by Apeel Sciences

A quarter of a billion dollars in new investment this week was announced for Apeel Sciences, a company with a new postharvest treatment for fruit and vegetables. Apeel markets itself as “on a mission to... more »

‘H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum’ set by Penn State

The "H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum: Program Updates under COVID-19" is an open forum webinar for growers and farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place on May 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This... more »

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