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Harvest automation for produce industry accelerated by Western Growers

Western Growers is spearheading a Global Harvest Automation Initiative to accelerate harvest automation across the fresh produce industry, with a goal of automating 50% of harvest within 10 years. “For well over a decade, our... more »

UC SAREP announces new sustainable agriculture and food systems awards

The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program – a statewide program of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources – announced April 12 the recipients of its 2021 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Small... more »

Training offered in California on water volume measurement system techniques

Learning from the University of California Cooperative Extension how to correctly install and maintain a water volume measurement system on his ranch has saved Modoc County rancher Glenn Nader a significant amount of money. Nader,... more »

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems grants awarded in California

The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program – a statewide program of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources — announced the recipients of its 2021 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Small Grants Program... more »

More sustainable insurance coverage for farmers sought in California

With California farmers and ranchers finding increasing difficulty in purchasing wildfire insurance for their businesses and properties, the California Farm Bureau welcomed a call by the state insurance commissioner on April 13 for data on... more »

With little water for irrigators, Klamath Basin producers to get $10M from USDA

The USDA announced April 14 the availability of up to $10 million in assistance from USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus to assist agricultural producers impacted by the worsening drought conditions in the Klamath... more »

Moleaer, IDC partner to fight climate impacts on California’s ag industry

Molear, a nanobubble technology company, announced April 13 a new distribution agreement with Irrigation Design and Construction to expand access to its irrigation technology. Through this partnership with Irrigation Design and Construction (IDC),  California farmers... more »

California Underserved and Small Producer Grant Program comments sought

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Farm Equity Office is seeking public comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the California Underserved and Small Producer Grant Program. The 15-day public comment period... more »

Current Issue

J&J builds Florida vegetable operation on former citrus site

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

Farmers eye long-term planning, both for farm and themselves

CPS continues to fund research into listeria

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

Farm Market column: Consumer disruption puts focus on retailers’ actions

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

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