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Trade war losses for California farmers not offset by Market Facilitation Program

Economic research measuring the overall losses to California agricultural exports resulting from the trade war shows that two years of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments only covered roughly half of the net losses to California... more »

Artificial intelligence discussed by New Mexico team at agriculture convention

A team of experts from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently led a virtual discussion on artificial intelligence in agriculture as part of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on... more »

Stats bulletin: New Mexico is No. 1 nationally in chile production

Have you ever wondered how many acres of chile are grown in New Mexico? Are you curious about where New Mexico pecan production ranks nationally? Do you want to become more educated about New Mexico... more »

Conservation seen on California’s farms, ranches amid challenging year

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across California despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices... more »

COVID-19’s impacts on food system, ag workers discussed at CSU

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) at Colorado State University hosted a virtual panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the agricultural sector on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Moderated by... more »

Death of agricultural icon Richard Rominger brings honors from friends, colleagues

Tributes poured in this week from across the nation for agricultural icon Richard Rominger, who died of a heart attack Dec. 20 near his home in Winters. Rominger, a UC Davis supporter and alum, was... more »

COVID-19 training prevention program extended to Yuma, Arizona

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employees in the Yuma in cooperation with the Regional... more »

Padilla’s move to fill Senate seat welcomed by Western Growers, Farm Bureau

In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Dec, 22 appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following... more »


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