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Joanna Jaramillo to lead Wholesum’s expanded marketing program

Joanna Jaramillo will lead an effort to expand marketing efforts for Wholesum-brand organic vegetables, according to a news release from the company. A third-generation family farming operation based in southern Arizona, Wholesum grows and ships Fair Trade Certified,... more »

Help to reduce huge losses in potato industry seen in biochemistry

Massive losses in the United States' number one vegetable crop, potatoes, aren't only due to pests or drought, they’re due to damage in the handling and storage of potatoes over the nine months of storage... more »

Taylor Farms announces investment in CEA with Pure Green Farms

Taylor Farms announced Aug. 24 it has entered the greenhouse growing market with an investment in Pure Green Farms. This expansion into greenhouse-grown fresh offerings will complement Taylor Farms’ existing 122,200-crop-acre field grown program and... more »

California farmers hit by wildfires and drought can get disaster aid

California agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires and ongoing, severe drought. The USDA has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. Impacted producers should contact their local... more »

Congressional staffers meet at USDA ARS site with organic group

Organic Farming Research Foundation hosted Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s, D-CA, congressional staffers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Salinas, California, last week. The site visit focused on the importance of increased investment in organic research... more »

California drought tackled with VGRID Energy’s Bioservers

To help with ongoing drought issues across California, VGRID Energy Systems is launching its M100 Bioservers and biochar to be part of the solution. California wildfires are rapidly growing – and The California Department of Forestry... more »

Infrastructure bill to benefit water projects in West

With vast swaths of the West experiencing exceptional or extreme drought conditions and more than 90 active wildfires, a national coalition led by the California Farm Bureau has helped secure Senate approval for major federal... more »

Heat, drought cutting into California tomato harvest

Mother Nature may have cranked up the thermostat, but Sutter County, California, grower Dave Richter said he still expects his processing tomatoes to reach the cannery in good shape. When the temperature reaches 103 or... more »

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