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Leaf lettuce leads the way in 2019 Monterey County Crop Report

Monterey County, California's top four most valuable crops remained unchanged from 2018 to 2019, led by leaf lettuce, which saw an increase of almost 15%, fueled by better pricing for romaine. Overall, the county’s agricultural... more »

Zero waste efforts by California’s Shapiro-Gilman Shandler Produce saluted

California-based Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Produce announced it was awarded Gold Level status under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue, and achieve Zero Waste goals while... more »

Adaptation to climate change by agriculture topic of California webinar

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will present results via webinar on its recently released report, “Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops: Southern California Region,” which documents strategies proposed by agricultural representatives to The... more »

California shares ‘COVID-19 Awareness for Agriculture’ 

California agriculture is vital to the nourishment of our citizens, our economy and our environment. From the farm, to the packing and/or processing plant, and into the hands of consumers, California’s bounty is in high demand... more »

Kalera opens Texas’ largest vertical farming facility in Houston

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced July 13 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Houston, Texas in the spring of 2021. The new Houston facility – which will be the largest... more »

JV Smith Companies’ Mexicali operation achieves EFI certification

Promotora Agricola El Toro, a JV Smith Companies facility with more than 3,500 workers and nearly 10,000 acres, has recently achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification, becoming the largest operation to have done so. As part... more »

July 28 is date for virtual Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day virtually on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Pacific. Agenda is in... more »

California releases 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops Report 

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in partnership with the Climate Science Alliance, has released the 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops Report for the Southern California Region, which covers three distinct growing regions:... more »

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