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Ag labor, wildfire research included in prestigious grant program

Two new projects designed and led by University of California Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians – wildfire recovery and agricultural labor – but will also have global reach. Both are funded through... more »

Virtual event planned for Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers; speakers set

Kimbal Musk, chef, restauranteur, philanthropist and “real food” entrepreneur will open the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s seventh Annual Conference the morning of Feb. 17. Participants can expect an informal keynote address where Musk... more »

Sakata Seed America increases food donations to Yolo Food Bank

Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, California. “Sakata Seed has been an amazing partner,” Aliyah Moreno, Yolo Grown... more »

Western Growers picks ‘next generation’ to be part of leaders program

To identify and prepare the next generation of Western Growers (WG) members for positions of leadership within the Western fresh produce industry, WG has inaugurated the sixth class of the Future Volunteer Leaders Program (FVLP).... more »

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources adds nine academics

Nine academics have joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources in the last six months. Douglas Amaral is the new pomology, water and soils advisor in Kings and Tulare counties Douglas Amaral Douglas Amaral... more »

Mann Packing Co. adds fifth facility with Gonzales, California, opening

Mann Packing Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America has opened its new facility in Gonzales, California. Joining a... more »

May 5-6 set for virtual Western Food Safety Summit

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »

Alternative crop options topic of Jan. 19 online event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address alternative crop options in West Texas during the first 2021 On the Line with AgriLife online event at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The free half-hour On the Line... more »


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