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Growing tomatoes amidst climate change

A recent study published in Nature, a distinguished British journal, forecasts a more than 5% decrease in tomato yields in approximately 30 years in key regions including Italy and California.  Even in California tomato growers... more »

The 2025 California Small Farm Conference will be a bilingual, hybrid event

The 2025 edition of the yearly California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 and will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. Participants, small-scale farmers, ranchers and local food advocates, will experience... more »

Public hearings scheduled by California Department of Pesticide Regulation

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will host three public hearings in July to review the proposed statewide notification system for restricted material pesticide applications. The hearings are designed to give the public advance... more »

Registration opens for Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day

Registration has opened for the annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8, is a large research and education gathering for the California strawberry industry, according to a news release from... more »

California Strawberry Commission represents industry at strawberry festival

Through an interactive booth and giveaways, the California Strawberry Commission connects with local community attendees at the one of the largest strawberry festivals in the U.S. The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) served as an official... more »

Study: costs, returns of growing California organic strawberries

University of California researchers have released a study that can help growers and others estimate the costs and potential returns for growing organic strawberries on the state's Central Coast. The study was recently released by... more »

Wilbur-Ellis hosts FFA tour, showcases future ag investments

A group of more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture through a tour of Wilbur-Ellis' Woodland South, California, operations. The “Day in the Life” tour... more »

Naturipe to exhibit berries at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry and grower, of other berries including blueberries plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the... more »

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