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California shares employer checklist for COVID-19 outbreak action

The California Department of Food and Agriculture shared this memo from State Public Health officer Dr. Sonia Y. Angell: This checklist is intended for use by employers experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace. Employers... more »

Dee Ann Davis joins Western Growers as senior vice president, science

Western Growers has added De Ann Davis as senior vice president, science. Davis brings extensive expertise to the leadership team with more than 25 years of experience in the development and execution of technical global... more »

Survey seeks responses to COVID-19 workplace impacts in California

All California growers, ranchers, farm labor contractors and ag supervisors are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19 in the workplace. The survey is being conducted by the UC Davis Western... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »

Field Fresh Farms expands distribution in response to market changes 

Watsonville, California-based Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, has responded to market changes and consumer demand created in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, by building upon existing relationships and expanding its... more »

Oilfield water can safely be reused for irrigation in California, study finds

A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California’s Kern County does... more »

Long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry eyed

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

California crop year 2018 full statistics now available

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading U.S .state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes... more »


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