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Mark Frahm joins Sakata Seed America as melon breeder

Sakata Seed America recently welcomed Mark Frahm to its growing Research & Development team as the company’s melon breeder. Frahm joins a team of passionate and innovative plant breeders... more »

July 14 is date set for virtual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The 12th Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day, sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, will be held virtually on July 14 from 8 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Pacific. Register to hear the latest on strawberry research... more »

Enhanced push for water supply infrastructure comes from national coalition

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities urged Senate leaders yesterday to take action to address the... more »

Carrot grower-shipper awards annual scholarships to children of employees

Grimmway Farms hosted an outdoor reception June 2 at its headquarters to announce the 2021 recipients of the Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program. The annual program recognizes the superior academic performance of students who have a... more »

Joe Pezzini to depart Ocean Mist Farms

Castroville, California-based Ocean Mist Farms has announced that CEO/President Joe Pezzini will step down from this role effective June 30, 2021. Pezzini has been a consistent face and voice of this nearly 100-year-old brand for... more »

New guide helps organic growers battle burrowing rodents

Burrowing rodents can cause extensive and expensive damage to orchards and crop fields. To manage the pests without chemicals used on conventional farms, organic growers can consult a new publication from University of California Agriculture... more »

‘Ill-defined’ DPR spending proposal opposed by California farmers

California is losing farmland at an alarming rate of 50,000 acres a year. That's equivalent to 78 square miles, 12 Yosemite Valleys or 38,000 football fields. Not only does this have serious consequences for the... more »

Over-simplifying California water conservation brings dangers

You hear it every time drought returns to California: "Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth." "Collect shower water in a bucket before it warms up." While valuable, these tried and true drought... more »

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Wagner Farms thrives after focusing on sustainability

Penn State student farm evolves

Consumers seek information about sustainability

Farm Market & Agritourism column: Changing face of retail keeps marketers on their toes

Great Lakes EXPO is back to in-person event

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

Notes from the Farm column: Balky machinery, lost community links and family loss

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