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Fagerberg, IFCO extend onion-packing partnership

IFCO, an operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through 2020. “IFCO is a great partner,”... more »

USDA updates Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak case

The USDA provided an update Dec. 12 on its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The following is from an FDA news release. "The FDA takes our responsibility of protecting the... more »

Pacific Grove, California, to host 40th EcoFarm Conference

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »

Young California farming couples honored

A dairy farming couple from Tehama County and a husband and wife involved in the Napa County grape and wine business have earned awards for achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers in California.... more »

Organic Grower Summits encourage growers

Agricultural visionaries encouraged organic growers Dec. 5 at the Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, California, as the industry honored a family of farmers as its 2019 growers of the year. Organic Grower Summit this year... more »

Illness update in outbreak tied to romaine lettuce from Salinas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have updated the number of illnesses involved in the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. All new... more »

Pam Marrone to retire as CEO; Marrone Bio seeking replacement

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations, a producer of sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, announced Dec. 2 that company founder Pamela Marrone will retire from her position as chief executive officer. ... more »

Marking 10 years in operation, SmartWash Solutions helps keep food safe

In its 10th  year of serving the fresh-cut produce industry, Salinas, California-based SmartWash Solutions supports operations and food safety in eight countries, while effectively treating over five billion pounds of produce each year. This represents... more »

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