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Ag Tech Innovation Directory launched by Western Growers

Western Growers has officially launched an interactive directory that acts as a marketplace for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. Found at https://www.agtechpages.com, the Western Growers AgTech Innovation Directory allows users to identify, research and connect with... more »

Warmer temperatures mark start of California sweet corn season

As temperatures climb well into the 80’s and 90’s, we can tell spring is here & summer is right around the corner. Grilling season is fast approaching and with that, California sweet corn is ready... more »

Memorial service April 13 for Texas vegetable pioneer Leonard Pike

A memorial service for Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 Supersweet onion, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Road in Bryan. Pike was a Texas... more »

Bolthouse Farms sold by Campbell Soup for $510M

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, announced April 12 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

Taylor Farms has acquired Earthbound Farm from Danone, SA, effective April 11. According to a news release from Taylor Farms: "We are grateful for Danone’s stewardship of Earthbound Farm during the past two years and... more »

New officers, board members elected to guide LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement elected a new slate of officers and welcomed several new Advisory Board members elected by the leafy greens producer to guide the food safety program’s activities. Stepping into the role as... more »

‘The American Farm’ debuting Thursday to feature Alaska vegetable grower

An Alaskan vegetable farm will be featured on an eight-part new television series that debuts 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the History channel. The series, called The American Farm, promises “an authentic look at... more »

Western Growers’ Nassif testifies regarding ag labor issues

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »


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