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Farmers feel the pain of groundwater rules in Madera County, California

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is not a new topic, but it is new territory for some. In Madera County, California, the harsh consequences of this new California regulation have been reality for the last... more »

California farmers still losing coverage as insurance issues persist

Terry Rudkin farms avocados in the Ventura County town of Bardsdale, across the Santa Clara River from Fillmore, on a ranch his family has owned since 1912. In December 2017, he watched from his deck... more »

UC ANR to recruit 16 new Extension specialists

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be recruiting 16 new UC Cooperative Extension Specialists over the next 12 months. This is in addition to the five UCCE Specialist positions released for recruitment last... more »

Grower-Shipper Association of Central California appoints officers

The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) recently appointed Victor Ramirez of NorCal Harvesting as its new vice-chair and Greg Beach of Steinbeck Country Produce as its secretary. In addition, Chad Amaral, vice president at... more »

WSU’s College of Ag names new dean

Wendy Powers, an experienced leader who guides statewide agricultural research and Extension for the University of California division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been named the new dean of Washington State University's College of... more »

Extension of curtailment of water rights in the Russian River watershed eyed

Due to ongoing drought and a limited water supply, farmers and ranchers in Mendocino and Sonoma counties, California, are awaiting adoption of an amended emergency order that would extend last year's curtailment of water rights... more »

Farm Bureau, University of California lead survey of ag labor impacts

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of both historical growth and stagnation. In early 2020, the world experienced a... more »

California farms impacted by illegal dumping may get help

Illegal dumping on private lands in rural communities is an issue that has plagued farmers and ranchers for many years. Old mattresses, sofas, appliances, tires and household garbage are routinely discarded along roadways, causing an... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

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