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Organic growers seek climate change solutions via Farm Bill

As Congress hammers out the 2023 Farm Bill, growing interest in the impacts of agriculture on climate could give organic farmers more political sway as they advocate for funding and programs that help them. Organic... more »

California county farm bureau names Farmer of the Year

The San Diego County Farm Bureau has named Mary Matava of Oceanside, California, as its 2022 Farmer of the Year. Matava has more than 40 years of experience assessing the agronomic suitability of Southern California... more »

Weather disrupts California processing tomato harvest

As California growers harvest this season’s processing tomato crop, there is concern that canneries could struggle to keep up with a backlog of fruit deliveries. Yolo County farmer Bruce Rominger, board chairman for the California... more »

Crookham onion variety fares well in challenging northwest season

An onion variety from the Crookham Co. performed well in this year’s challenging Pacific Northwest growing season.   In this Crookham Co. test plot in Idaho, the stand is near perfect... more »

Crookham plans Onion Reveal 2023

The Crookham Co. is scheduling an event to highlight its onion varieties. Onion Reveal 2023 is planned for Aug. 29. The event, in Wilder, Idaho, is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Crookham breeder... more »

New UC studies estimate production costs for coastal lettuce, broccoli

Help for estimating costs and potential returns for growing lettuce and broccoli is now available for California Central Coast growers and others. Four new cost studies for lettuce and broccoli grown in Santa Cruz, San... more »

UF study: aphids deter pollinators such as monarch butterflies from tropical milkweed 

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems for the iconic monarch butterfly. Insect pollinators are essential for... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

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