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Jan. 19-20 set for virtual Iowa Specialty Producers Conference

The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is scheduled for Jan. 19-20. This second joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association will take place entirely online. Keynote speaker... more »

Artificial intelligence discussed by New Mexico team at agriculture convention

A team of experts from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently led a virtual discussion on artificial intelligence in agriculture as part of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on... more »

Stats bulletin: New Mexico is No. 1 nationally in chile production

Have you ever wondered how many acres of chile are grown in New Mexico? Are you curious about where New Mexico pecan production ranks nationally? Do you want to become more educated about New Mexico... more »

Ark Foods debuts new purple bell pepper grown ‘at scale’

Brooklyn, New York-based Ark Foods says its new, purple-colored varietal will challenge what grocery shoppers think of when they hear of “bell peppers.” The new pepper variety was grown originally for Whole Foods Market Florida,... more »

Conservation seen on California’s farms, ranches amid challenging year

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across California despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices... more »

COVID-19’s impacts on food system, ag workers discussed at CSU

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) at Colorado State University hosted a virtual panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the agricultural sector on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Moderated by... more »

Death of agricultural icon Richard Rominger brings honors from friends, colleagues

Tributes poured in this week from across the nation for agricultural icon Richard Rominger, who died of a heart attack Dec. 20 near his home in Winters. Rominger, a UC Davis supporter and alum, was... more »

COVID-19 training prevention program extended to Yuma, Arizona

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employees in the Yuma in cooperation with the Regional... more »


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