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Purdue receives USDA grants for sustainable agriculture projects

Purdue University has received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants for five-year projects to enhance sustainable agricultural systems. The two grants exceed $1 million each. One... more »

Storms boost California’s water supply, drought impacts linger

Severe winter storms that caused widespread flooding and damage to California communities also contributed to improving the state’s water-supply picture, increasing reservoir levels and boosting the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 222% of average last week.... more »

Storms and floods strike California farms

Warm atmospheric river storms wreaked havoc on California last week, causing widespread flooding from rain and snowmelt, which overfilled rivers and creeks, displaced residents, washed out roads and damaged agriculture. In Tulare County, flooding forced... more »

Virginia Tech seeks climate-smart vegetable production  

Virginia Tech researchers in the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture (CAIA) and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) have received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program to enhance vegetable production and food security in... more »

Dramm Corp. adds western technical representative

The Dramm Corporation has hired Angela Storm as the western technical representative. Storm comes from a long- and well-established career in the commercial horticulture business, most recently as a key account representative for Dümmen Orange,... more »

Storms damage northern California strawberry fields

A weekend storm flooded northern California strawberry and vegetable fields, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their farms, homes and businesses. The storm caused massive damage to strawberry fields and may put many growers and... more »

‘Atmospheric river’ brings more flooding to California

Californians are bracing for more rains, again from an “atmospheric river” phenomenon that is expected to bring more flooding. Flood watches, Winter storm warnings, watches and advisories, wind advisories and gale watches along the coast... more »

Agritourism convention bus tour visits central Texas farms

The Feb. 3-7 NAFDMA International Agritourism Association Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas, drew the highest turnout in nearly two decades. More than 900 agritourism operators , including fruit and vegetable growers and farm retail... more »

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