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California Underserved and Small Producer Grant Program comments sought

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Farm Equity Office is seeking public comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the California Underserved and Small Producer Grant Program. The 15-day public comment period... more »

Officials: ‘All-hands-on-deck’ to address worsening Western drought conditions

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the following statement on April... more »

FDA takes steps to advance the safety of leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced April 6 it is taking two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of a report on the investigation into the Fall... more »

UC Davis vertical farming facility takes hydroponics to a new level

The newest greenhouse on campus doesn’t look like a greenhouse at all. It’s a 40-foot-long shipping container filled with cutting-edge, high-tech equipment that will help University of California Davis usher in a new frontier in... more »

How will climate change affect Southern California?

Members of the public are invited to attend a free webinar series discussing the effects of climate change on Southern California. Unversity of California Thelma Hansen Fund will host  theclimate webinar series, April 27-29 At the... more »

Evolving trends pinpointed in the US fresh strawberry market

Average per capita availability of fresh strawberries for 2017-19 was estimated at 6.8 pounds, more than double the average during 2000-02. To keep up with demand, both domestic and foreign supplies increased over time. Since... more »

Droughts longer, rainfall more erratic in most of the West

Dry periods between rainstorms have become longer and annual rainfall has become more erratic across most of the western United States during the past 50 years, according to a study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... more »

New science programs director for Western Growers is Afreen Malik

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director. Malik brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at... more »

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