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Improving farmworker COVID-19 safety aided as UC Davis launches $3M project

California’s 800,000 farmworkers have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease that has infected more than 25 million people and killed more than 420,000 in the United States. Farmworkers are especially vulnerable to the airborne... more »

California ag organizations benefit from fertilizer research program grant funds

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announced Jan. 26 $2.18 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities. The awards are as a... more »

SiCar Farms installs more than 3,600 solar panels at packing houses

Mission, Texas-based SiCar Farms is pursuing initiatives toward sustainability.   SiCar Farms has added more than 3,600 solar panels to its packing houses based in Colima, Michoacán and Veracruz, Mexico. "SiCar Farms understands that across the... more »

Southwest Ag Summit goes virtual with more opportunities for attendees

The 2021 Southwest Ag Summit is offering two additional dates for SWAG attendees to sign in and view breakout sessions that offer CEU opportunities.  This will be the first year ever where attendees can attend... more »

Rapid COVID-19 testing solutions set by Pinnacle Claims Management

Irvine, California-based Pinnacle Claims Management, part of the Western Growers Family of companies, announced Jan. 25. the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing at employer locations in Arizona and California as well as our Cedar Clinic... more »

Specialty crops grant funds Texas strawberry research

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has received a second Texas Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant for the “Increasing Texas Strawberry Profitability” project. The project is a statewide collaboration lead by AgriLife Extension’s Russ Wallace, horticulturist,... more »

2021 Farm Fresh Directory entries sought by Colorado ag department

Colorado agricultural producers are encouraged to be part of the 2021 Farm Fresh Directory, published annually by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The directory, which will be released in June, promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside... more »

Robert Medler hired by Western Growers as Arizona government affairs manager

Western Growers has added Robert Medler as Arizona government affairs manager. Medler brings nearly 15 years of government relations experience and will represent specialty crop producers in the fresh produce industry in the Arizona State... more »


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