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Strawberry consumption improves heart health in teenaged males

The 2019 Berry Health Benefits Symposium resulted in a collection of papers recently published in the journal Food & Function. Among the papers was “Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of... more »

Hard freeze on Colorado’s Western Slope target for disaster declaration

Gov. Jared Polis and Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg requested on April 24 a USDA Secretarial Disaster Declaration for Colorado’s Western Slope counties impacted by a late-season hard freeze event that occurred on April 13,... more »

‘In Bloom’ event scheduled in Texas to share pandemic support

The Texas International Produce Association "In Bloom" Women’s Committee is hosting a virtual experience on May 6, 2020 at 4 p.m. CST to offer stories and shared support for surviving and finding ways to thrive in... more »

Western Growers back plan to eliminate specialty crop payment limits

In response to a bi-partisan congressional call to eliminate payment limits for specialty crop, livestock and dairy producers before the final Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details are announced, Western Growers President & CEO Dave... more »

California LGMA CEO to retire, search for a new CEO begins

After 13 years as the chief executive officer of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, Scott Horsfall is announcing his plans to retire. The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) represents... more »

With some guidelines, Colorado to ramp up farmers’ markets

Along with greening grass and warming temperatures, spring also signals the start of farmers’ markets across Colorado. Farmers’ markets are considered essential businesses by the state and will open to serve Coloradans looking to purchase... more »

Federal government urged by ag groups to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

Personal protection equipment hard to come by for farmworkers

While most Californians are staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, California farmers, farmworkers and other agricultural professionals are out in the fields and packing houses working to produce food. [caption id=""... more »


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