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Ocean Mist Farms launches spring artichoke promotion

Castroville, California-based Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announces the launch of its annual spring promotion elevating the health and nutrition of their famous Gold Standard artichokes. With... more »

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »

UC Davis Student Farm keeps working to feed the community

A half dozen people wear orange plastic gloves and keep their distance from each other as they harvest lettuce, kale, beets and other crops at the UC Davis Student Farm. Their bounty will help feed... more »

Cooperation in Delta Water operations urged by California Farm Bureau

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin... more »

California-based Berry People expanding to accommodate growth

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and avocados has created new positions within its organization, added team members and moved operations to a larger central California... more »

Baloian Farms first to kick off 2020 California bell pepper season

As a leader in West Coast pepper production, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms along with their Coachella partner, Belk Farms, will celebrate their 32nd season together in the Coachella Valley by starting harvest on their spring... more »

California sweet corn season around the corner

As Americans across the nation are starting to adjust to life at home, quarantine is about to get a little sweeter with the start of California sweet corn set for mid-April. “With the number of... more »

Impact of COVID-19 seen in strawberry industry report from Rabobank

Strawberry planted acreage in California is up year-over-year in 2020 from its lowest level in almost 15 years, and increased plantings in the Santa Maria producing region continue. Florida’s acreage remains flat, while strawberry plantings... more »


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