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University of California Cooperative Extension brings on staffers

Expanding its expertise in water, soil, pest management, forestry and small farms, five new academics and a county director have joined the ranks of University of California Cooperative Extension. Kim Ingram Forest stewardship education academic... more »

Regional sales manager for Southwest hired by Helm Agro US

Tampa, Florida-based Helm Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Josh Louder as Regional Sales Manager in the Southwest. Louder will be responsible for promoting and... more »

UCCE advisor spots released for recruitment by University of California

Six University of California Cooperative Extension advisor positions have been released for recruitment by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Glenda Humiston, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources, is thrilled to resume strengthening the... more »

Jan. 8-10 dates for Illinois Specialty Crop Conference in Springfield

Have you registered for the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference (ISCC) on Jan. 8-10? Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together to... more »

California awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

Fagerberg, IFCO extend onion-packing partnership

IFCO, an operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through 2020. “IFCO is a great partner,”... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets get $392,791 from USDA to support expansion

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Dec. 10 new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers' markets all across the state. This investment... more »

USDA updates Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak case

The USDA provided an update Dec. 12 on its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The following is from an FDA news release. "The FDA takes our responsibility of protecting the... more »


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