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Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. Plants have the ability to perceive drought. When they do, they emit... more »

$1.1 B for Climate Smart Ag included in California climate bills

At the site of the KNP Complex in Sequoia National Park, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 23 highlighted the California Comeback Plan’s over $15 billion climate package – the largest such investment in state... more »

Clearview certification for recruitment practices goes to labor contractors

Stronger Together US has announced Oregon-based AgriLabor and California-based AgSocio are the first farm labor contractors (FLCs) to achieve Clearview certification in the United States. Clearview is a global certification program that recognizes  farm labor... more »

Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase scheduled

The Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase will be held Friday, Oct. 29 in person in and virtually. The Center for Irrigation Technology’s annual Ag Tech Day at Fresno State University showcases the... more »

California Nutrient Management Conference registration open

Registration is now open for the 29th annual Nutrient Management Conference, hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program and Western Plant Health. This year’s FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference... more »

Gov. Newsom’s veto of AB 616 praised by California ag groups

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson on  Sept. 22 applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for vetoing Assembly Bill 616. The legislation would have allowed yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing instead of a secret ballot election.... more »

Community Alliance with Family Farmers offers Small Farm Innovation Challenge

Farmers need right-sized technology. Tools and technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But many of the innovations in agriculture today are built for large-scale production, out of reach for... more »

$25M Series B funding round goes to Advanced Farm Technologies

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

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