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California workers in high-risk jobs reflect pandemic’s toll, analysis shows

California is getting a closer look at exactly how workers in high-risk industries across the state have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, UC Merced's Community and Labor Center (CLC) has... more »

Federal climate change proposals face scrutiny by California Farm Bureau

Noting that climate goals outlined May 6 by the Biden administration will have real, on-the-ground implications for farmers and ranchers, the California Farm Bureau urged the administration to listen to farmers’ and ranchers’ voices as... more »

Six California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act projects funded

The California Department of Water Resources is awarding funding support for six projects to address the impact of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A total of $26 million in grant funding is being made available... more »

$650,000 to help breed green chile peppers for mechanical harvesting

Allen Van Deynze, professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis, has received an investment of $650,000 from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a project that... more »

Californians brace for continuing drought as 4 charts show status

California is grappling with drought again, facing many of the same conditions and challenges that were features of the 2012–16 drought – including stressed ecosystems, depleted reservoirs, hard-hit farms and rural communities, threats to urban... more »

Tanimura & Antle promotes Brett Champlin to senior harvest director

Employee-owned Tanimura & Antle, one of the largest grower shippers in the Salinas Valley, California, announced May 4 the promotion of Brett Champlin to senior director of harvest operations. In his new role, Champlin will... more »

Guidelines for managing western flower thrips in California lettuce

The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is one of the major pests of lettuce in California. It has a wide host range including several vegetable, ornamental, and other cultivated or wild plants.... more »

PMA Foodservice open and taking reservations for July 21-22

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has officially opened registration and hotel reservations for PMA Foodservice 2021 which will be held in Monterey, California, from July 21-22.  The event invites all industry members and partners from across the foodservice supply... more »

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Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

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