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Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Wholesum reports on social, environmental responsibility efforts

Organic grower Wholesum has released its annual Conscientious Company Report. The report from the Amado, Arizona, grower and shipper of Fair Trade Certified organic fresh vegetables highlights results in four areas for the calendar year... more »

2023 Organic Grower Summit registration starts

Registration has opened for the Organic Grower Summit 2023. Scheduled for Nov. 29-30 in the Monterey, California, the event is designed to provide growers firsthand knowledge and information in a variety of areas ranging from... more »

California melon growers applaud crop despite delay

California farmers say this season’s melon crop was delayed by about two weeks due to cool temperatures and wet fields, which affected early harvest of watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. It postponed melon deliveries to supermarkets... more »

G&R Farms’ Pam Dasher, Vidalia onion pioneer, dies

Pam Durrence Dasher, a third-generation Vidalia sweet onion grower and co-owner of G&R Farms in southeast Georgia, has died. She was 79. Dasher died on July 24. Funeral services... more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance supports legislation

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers, have endorsed legislation that addresses several key priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill. Recent bills align... more »

Beating the heat: kelp-based fertilizer helps stem yield losses

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

First direct-to-retail supply chain program started by ProducePay

ProducePay is partnering with a table grape grower to start what ProducePay calls the fresh produce industry’s first-of-its-kind direct-to-retail supply chain program, according to a news release. ProducePay’s platform will help Four Star Fruit, one... more »

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