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Endowed Professor of Agroecology at UC Davis is Amélie Gaudin

The University of California, Davis, has appointed Associate Professor Amélie Gaudin as the holder of the Endowed Professorship in Agroecology. The position was established at UC Davis to support the teaching, research, and service of a professor... more »

Agtech startup Fieldin completes $30M Series B funding

American-Israeli agtech startup Fieldin has completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital, with the participation of Zeev Ventures, ICON Accelerator, Luxembourg-based Maor Investments and Akkadian ventures. Series B funders join early-stage investors Terra... more »

Applications for drought resiliency competitive grants open in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a competitive grant program to assist with projects that help Colorado anticipate, prepare for, mitigate, adapt to, or respond to any event, trend, or climatological disturbance... more »

Klamath River watershed managers balance California farmers, fish

A state drought curtailment regulation, adopted in early August for the Klamath River watershed, calls for minimum in-stream flows but also incorporates potential voluntary actions to achieve water savings to help fish and keep farmers... more »

April Ward is Arizona LGMA’s new public relations liaison

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has introduced April Ward as its its new public relations liaison. Ward brings two decades of marketing and communications experience and a wealth of knowledge relating to leafy greens... more »

Lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley adjusted by FDA

The FDA has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. FDA has been in the process of collecting and testing lettuce grown in the area and will continue until the end of harvest... more »

Employers must protect employees from excessive heat, wildfire smoke

California's hot summer growing season and an ongoing drought feeding out-of-control wildfires pose challenges for farm employers. The 700,000-acre-and-counting Dixie Fire and the devastating Caldor Fire have conspired to funnel smoke in agricultural production areas... more »

Colorado touts food safety with on-farm readiness reviews

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is encouraging all Colorado produce growers who grow, harvest, pack or hold produce that is consumed raw to take advantage of an educational opportunity offered by Colorado State... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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