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CFVGA says SB87 threatens Colorado produce growers

As Coloradans enjoy roasted Pueblo chiles, Palisade peaches the sweetest of sweet corn, Rocky Ford melons and other unbranded yet delicious and fresh Colorado produce, they need to know that the bounty could be coming... more »

Texts on benefits of California-grown produce welcomed by CalFresh users

The buzz or chirp of an incoming text message started some San Diego County, California, residents on the path to a healthier diet during this past year. In September 2020, most CalFresh participants in the... more »

2020 Annual Agricultural Crop Report released in San Joaquin County, California

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner formally presented the 2020 Annual Agricultural Crop Report to the County Board of Supervisors Sept. 14 for approval. The data will be used by the USDA as part of... more »

$250,000 in AgSharks pitch competition set as applications open

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, an event where start-up companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers... more »

Mucci Farms signs marketing pact with Casey Houweling in California

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada-based Mucci Farms has announced it has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, California, facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks. As... more »

Canadian rule: Some romaine lettuce from California must be tested

To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties) in California... more »

‘Card check’ veto called for at California capitol rally

Amid a punishing drought, a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize California farms and ranches has landed on the governor's desk. A contingent of farmers and farm employees visited Sacramento recently... more »

California water supply cuts subject of regional districts’ lawsuit

California's reservoirs are nearly empty due to historic drought conditions. Water supplies for many farmers are curtailed or cut off entirely, leaving them to hope that Mother Nature brings winter rain and snowpack to rescue... more »

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