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Invasive Species Action Week marked in California

When insects, weeds, animals and diseases enter California from elsewhere in the nation or world, they can cause economic losses to agricultural crops and ecological damage to the state's natural areas. Ultimately, invasive species affect... more »

California processing tomato acreage stays steady

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.1 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2019, according to a survey conducted by USDA NASS’ Pacific Regional Office. This... more »

Grimmway Farms expands Southeast operations

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms, a large producer of carrots and the nation’s largest producer of organic vegetables, announced June 3 that it has acquired the southern Georgia and north Florida processing facilities and assets of... more »

Food safety issues to be discussed by growers in California locations

Livestock operations and fresh produce growers in California are among the most highly regulated in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to keep our food safe. The California Good Agriculture... more »

Answers sought regarding organic lettuce aphid mystery

Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia started his new job as University of California Cooperative Extension entomology advisor in the Salinas Valley last year, he immediately faced an urgent problem in organic lettuce production. Pest control advisers were finding lettuce... more »

Better Life Organics of Los Angeles purchased by Charlie’s Produce

Seattle, Washington-based Charlie’s Produce, an employee owned independent produce company serving the west coast since 1978, has acquired Better Life Organics (BLO), a Los Angeles based distributor of organic produce and food products. [caption id="" align="alignleft"... more »

H-2A program faces scrutiny under new Washington state measure

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on May 22 signed legislation that will allow the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD) to ensure foreign workers under the federal H-2A program have the support they need on the job... more »

Latest trade mitigation plan seen as ‘insufficient’ by Western Growers

In response to the release of the Trump administration’s latest trade assistance package, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement: “We appreciate the efforts of... more »


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