West

Senate passage of infrastructure bill applauded by national ag, water group

With nearly two-thirds of the West experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and more than 90 active wildfires burning across the U.S., a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and... more »

California Workforce Development Board gives EFI two-year grant

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced Aug. 10 a two-year grant from the California Workforce Development Board awarded in conjunction with Measure... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is retiring this month after serving in this important role since the LGMA was... more »

Session to explore how organic growing operations can navigate marketplace

The first in a series of educational sessions at Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN, “Organic Grower Perspectives on the Challenges of Scaling” will focus on the issues growers face in expanding... more »

Agriculture drops below $4B in value in Monterey County

Monterey County, California, agriculture saw reductions in 2020, largely due to the impacts of wildfire and COVID-19. The 2020 Crop & Livestock Report reflects a significant decline in production value, which totaled a little more... more »

Mark McKinney named chief operating officer for Local Bounti Corp.

U.S. indoor agriculture company Local Bounti Corp., based in Hamilton, Montana, announced Aug. 9 the appointment of Mark McKinney, a global food industry leader with over 20 years of domestic and international experience with premier... more »

Consumers, local food producers connected with Wyoming publication

A University of Wyoming Extension publication promotes the local food movement across Wyoming, connecting consumers with producers, according to its authors. “Wyoming’s farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture operations and... more »

A look at what’s behind LGMA’s preharvest testing requirement

As a candidate to become the new CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, I was clear in interviews with board members that I was only interested in the job if they were serious... more »

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Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

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Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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