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$500,000 in seed funding goes to bioplastics startup mobius at AgTech event

Mobius pbc, an early-stage company that creates waste-based biodegradable polymers to promote sustainable agriculture, won the grand prize of a $500,000 equity investment at Western Growers’ 2019 AgSharks Competition Nov. 12. The pitch competition is... more »

Longtime Texas A&M potato breeder Creighton Miller dies

Creighton Miller, Ph.D., at a potato field day on the High Plains. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) Creighton Miller, Ph.D., plant breeder and professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M... more »

Ryan Talley named chairman of Western Growers

Western Growers is pleased to announce that Ryan Talley, co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Talley, who has been committed to agriculture for... more »

Nunes Co. founder Bob Nunes dies in California at 88

Frank Robert (Bob) Nunes passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, at his home in Pebble Beach, California, a short distance from the Salinas Valley where he grew up and made his career. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

San Antonio to be site of strawberry growers’ gathering

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) will be meeting Jan. 19-22, 2020, at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk., in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will begin on Sunday, Jan. 19, with registration and an... more »

J&D Produce HoneySweet Onions a hit at World Food Championships

In October, more than 1,400 chefs and home cooks descended upon Dallas’ Reunion Arena Park for the World Food Championships (WFC). The event drew contestants from 42 states and 15 different countries, as well as... more »

Colorado onion packer adopts ninja program

Consumers and onion buyers will see a fun new character on their bags of onions from Paradigm Fresh in Colorado.  The onion packer, based in Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado, has created new labels for... more »

California ‘working’ land supports 1.5M jobs

California’s working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state’s economy, according to a new study by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research,... more »


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