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Agricultural statistics for 2018 released in California

In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities.... more »

Sample costs released for growing romaine or organic strawberries

Farmers who are considering growing romaine hearts or organic strawberries in California's Central Coast region can get some help determining whether the crop will pencil out for them. UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative... more »

Integrated CBD sets hemp farming standards with irrigation system

Integrated CBD, an institutional scale and quality supply chain leader for hemp-derived CBD, has completed installation of plant-based sensor technology, powered by ag-tech company Phytech, on its approximately 10,000 acre industrial hemp farm in Yuma... more »

Arizona leafy green growers implement comprehensive water metrics

As the 2019-2020 growing season commences, the most comprehensive and exhaustive water metric guidelines are being implemented by leafy green growers in Arizona. The goal: to deliver the safest produce for consumers to enjoy with... more »

Record crop production seen in Fresno County, California, in 2018

Fresno County’s agriculture production in 2018 hit a record $7.89 billion, a 12% increase over 2017 numbers, with almonds, grapes and pistachios leading the list, according to an annual report from the county's ag commissioner.... more »

Eggert farm tour views latest in organic vegetable production

The Washington State University (WSU) Eggert Family Organic Farm in Pullman, Washington, will host a public tour Sept. 19. Learn about organic farming, the history of the WSU organic farm, and take a walking tour of... more »

Western Growers’ Award of Honor to go to Tom Nassif

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the... more »

Paul Schickler joins plant science company ZeaKal

San Diego, California-based ZeaKal, a plant traits innovator focused on improving crop efficiency, is aggressively expanding to meet the global demand for more sustainable agriculture. Building on recent collaborations with Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV, OTC:... more »


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