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New Mexico State hires new Extension specialist for urban and small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

California grower donates pumpkins for students to cook

About 2,725 consumer science – formerly home economics – high school students at 15 different high schools near San Joaquin will learn how to cook with locally-grown produce and meat. The... more »

California water projects plan draws responses

In response to the federal government's new plan that will guide the coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project in California, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following... more »

$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

AgWater Challenge embraced by Driscoll’s

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's is participating in the AgWater Challenge in an effort to manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting its network of more... more »

Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge features startup finalists

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in San Bernadino, California

A quarantine in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County has been has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple... more »

Dave Puglia selected to lead Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years... more »

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Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

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