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Researchers identify the best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It's strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can grow almost anywhere with lots of sunlight, production in some... more »

New director of sales for Western region named by MyLand

MyLand Co. LLC announced June 4 that Joe Ruiz as director of sales, Western region. Ruiz will serve as a regional sales director, responsible for client expansion and new client acquisition in the important Western... more »

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to get drought barrier

In response to worsening drought conditions in California, on June 3 the Department of Water Resources began construction on a temporary emergency drought barrier on the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The... more »

AgTechX Ed initiative launched by Western Growers with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

Western Growers has teamed with Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary, to launch a statewide initiative aimed at developing a future workforce with the skills and knowledge to navigate emerging on-farm technology.... more »

First education session scheduled by Organic Produce Summit

An examination and discussion of the burgeoning growth of indoor grown fresh produce, and its impact on organically grown fruits and vegetables will be the topic of the first of four educational sessions at Organic... more »

Conventional melon weed management in the Sacramento Valley

Sutter County, California, grows between 300 and 800 acres of fresh-market honeydew, mixed melon and cantaloupe each year. The fields vary between furrow and drip irrigation, with many fields in the Sutter Basin only receiving... more »

Ocean Mist Farms annual promotions pay dividends

Castroville, California-based Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., recently concluded its two annual promotions: Peace, Love & Artichoke winter promotion (Feb. 15 - March 15, 2021) and the... more »

Colorado farm labor law to further stress ag labor market, CFVGA says

According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13 percent, while farm production expenses have increased 26%. A new labor law, Agricultural Workers’ Rights, has passed the... more »

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