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California settles with pest control company for work performed in seven counties

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a settlement agreement with Pestmaster Services, Inc., over multiple alleged violations of pesticide laws and regulations, including the failure to obtain proper registrations and failure to submit... more »

More rural resources to respond to COVID-19 sought by farm groups

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

More California counties join Housing for the Harvest program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest. The program was announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

World’s largest carrot producer exploring sale

Grimmway Farms, headquartered in Bakersfield, California, may be up for sale. A statement issued by the company said, “exciting opportunities to better serve our customers and position the company for the future are being considered.”... more »

Sale planned for University of California’s Faulkner Farm

The historic Faulkner Farm, a 27-acre farm near Santa Paula, is for sale. The property, which houses the UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is listed at $3.7 million by the University of California... more »

LGMA issues statement in response to FDA proposed traceability rule

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) issued the following statement Sept. 21 in response to the new FDA proposed traceability rule. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today they are adding traceability requirements... more »

CA GROWN proclaims October as Farmer and Farmworker Month

CA GROWN has announced that the first-ever California Farmer and Farmworker Month will be recognized in October.  It is a fitting tribute in a most challenging year. When COVID-19 hit, farmers, farmworkers and the entire food and... more »

Arizona leafy greens’ group OK’s new water and field metrics

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) Food Safety Committee announced approved new changes to the “Commodity Specific Food and Safety Guidelines for the Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens” as the... more »


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