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California announces vacancies on Seed Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Exclusion Branch announced Aug. 16 a vacancy on the Seed Advisory Board. The board is composed of seven members who are seed labelers, and two members who... more »

Buy local, learn about Colorado farms, CFVGA urges consumers

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association has a variety of programs to encourage Coloradans to buy Colorado produce and to learn more about their local farmers. The public is invited to join one of... more »

Santa Maria cooling facility gets solar for berry firm Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000-square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed a... more »

Ampersand adjuvant approved for use with fungicides in California

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, announced Aug. 5 that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use... more »

Sales of organic food grew nearly 13% to more than $56 billion

Home cooking during the pandemic has lifted overall sales of organic products in California and across the U.S. As people worked from home and ventured out less frequently, the market for organic products jumped by... more »

Arizona LGMA members using updated food safety practices

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Food Safety Committee approved on Aug. 10 changes to the adjacent land use and soil amendments sections of the food safety best practices (also known as metrics) that all... more »

Rules change for unpaid leave faced by California employers

California employers need to be aware of significant changes to the California Family Rights Act that became effective at the start of 2021. For the first time, employers with fewer than 50 employees are subject... more »

Water cutbacks hit farmers in Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

Organic farmer Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, walks through rows of his aromatic stone fruit orchard, showing off sweet nectarines that thrive in the microclimate and rich soils in his corner... more »

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