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Feb. 24-25 set for Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing event

The eighth biennial Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show which draws hundreds of farmers and farm industry members to idea-laden workshops and hear motivational speakers from across the region, will be held virtually for... more »

Padilla’s move to fill Senate seat welcomed by Western Growers, Farm Bureau

In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Dec, 22 appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following... more »

Director of the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center retires

University of California Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Dahlberg, also the director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, invoked his 35 years of sorghum expertise to increasing interest in growing... more »

California producers get assistance to improve air quality from NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

New online decision tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers

Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Ali Loker, Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator.... more »

Dan Duda to retire as CEO of Duda Farm Fresh Foods

Dan Duda, CEO and former president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, will retire after 40 years from the six-generation family owned company based ind Oviedo, Florida, effective Dec. 31. Dan’s brother and fourth-generation family member, Sammy... more »

Richard Rominger, former USDA deputy secretary, dies at 93

Praising Richard Rominger for his devotion to California agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed sadness at Rominger’s passing. Rominger, a longtime Yolo County farmer and agricultural official, died Sunday at 93. “It’s hard... more »

Western Growers hires Nate Flandro as new sales executive for commercial insurance

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has hired Nate Flandro as its new sales executive for commercial insurance. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance, Flandro will focus... more »


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