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Adaptation to climate change by agriculture topic of California webinar

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will present results via webinar on its recently released report, “Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops: Southern California Region,” which documents strategies proposed by agricultural representatives to The... more »

Tomatoes, other vegetables featured in Louisiana virtual field day

The annual Louisiana State University tomato field day had to be canceled this year, but the research continued. Since 2009, the event has been hosted by the LSU AgCenter in St. James Parish at Raymond... more »

California shares ‘COVID-19 Awareness for Agriculture’ 

California agriculture is vital to the nourishment of our citizens, our economy and our environment. From the farm, to the packing and/or processing plant, and into the hands of consumers, California’s bounty is in high demand... more »

Cornell indoor ag training programs get NIFA funding

Fueled by year-round market demand for local food and by advancements in greenhouse technology, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is a rapidly growing field. In this intensive form of agriculture, plants are grown in a controlled environment,... more »

Kalera opens Texas’ largest vertical farming facility in Houston

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced July 13 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Houston, Texas in the spring of 2021. The new Houston facility – which will be the largest... more »

JV Smith Companies’ Mexicali operation achieves EFI certification

Promotora Agricola El Toro, a JV Smith Companies facility with more than 3,500 workers and nearly 10,000 acres, has recently achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification, becoming the largest operation to have done so. As part... more »

Virginia summer squash is thriving despite spring frost

Summer squash is an ancient fruit that is still enjoyed on modern dinner tables, and the summer staple is thriving on farms and in gardens across Virginia despite a late spring frost. John Marker, operator... more »

Florida farms surveyed to get update on worker issues during pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit Florida’s agricultural industry hard with new challenges on how to protect workers who are essential to keeping our nation’s food supply flowing. The UF/IFAS Extension team that works with producers... more »


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