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Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But her meticulous grasp of the challenges presented ... more

Ocean Mist Farms hires Lisa Fuentes

Ocean Mist Farms is pleased to announce the hire of Lisa Fuentes as its new Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. Fuentes brings nearly 19... more »

FDA issues final report on E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis commented Feb. 13 on the agency's final report from its investigation of the Nov... more »

RaboBank’s Magana to speak at Colorado conference

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Fifth Annual Conference will feature David Magana, senior analyst, RaboBank, who on Feb. 26 w... more »

Wheatsheaf acquires CA systems provider Purfresh

Wheatsheaf Group Limited, through its wholly owned food safety solutions subsidiary TriStrata Group, has acquired 90 percent of Purfresh, a global pro... more »

Nutrien buys Actagro

Nutrien has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100 percent of the equity of Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of e... more »

Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But... more »

Lower San Joaquin River plan faces California Farm Bureau suit

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, acc... more »

San Joaquin Valley soil health demonstration site open to public

University of California Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the ... more »

Large California grower Uesugi Farms shutting down operations

Uesugi Farms, base in Gilroy, California, is shutting down operations and selling all of its assets. The farm, owned by father and son Pete and Joe ... more »

Church Brothers Farms buys Growers Express’ vegetable unit

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms has acquired the commodity vegetable business of Growers Express and a licensing agreement to extend t... more »


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