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Demand for seasonal workers met by AG&P launch of ag workforce solutions

Houston-based AG&P Americas has launched a new service line offering workforce solutions for the U.S. agriculture sector amid shortages in seasonal farm labor. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, AG&P Fieldwork – Agriculture Services provides farmers with... more »

California tomato processing contract acreage up 7.8%

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.0 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2020. This production estimate, which was reported by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics... more »

LGMA forms Adjacent Lands Subcommittee to make romaine safer

A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.... more »

Consumers in Colorado linked to produce in Fresh Farm Directory

In a time when families are looking for local products, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, U-picks and more. “Farmers’ markets may look... more »

Big success seen with Viva Fresh’s Clean Eating Challenge

Not everything has thrived in the midst of a pandemic but the Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge participants have proven that they can still deliver positive results with a more than 160-pound cumulative weight loss... more »

Safety at work on California strawberry farms

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep... more »

Presidential director position at Organic Ag Institute filled by Wilson

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-up supply chain, but they’re running out of time. According to... more »


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