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Colorado launches ag lending program

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has launched a program that offers financing to farmers, ranchers and businesses that support agriculture in an effort to make access more equitable. The Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program... more »

Tom Tjerandsen, longtime produce marketer, dies

Tom Tjerandsen, 80, important in the promotion of California and Chilean produce, has died. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen was a leader in... more »

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

FRESNO, Calif. – As Congress prepares yet again to consider agriculture labor reform through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, dozens of autonomous sprayers, weeders and cultivators are entering fields, orchards and vineyards every day in... more »

Grant to help strawberry growers battle soilborne diseases

Research to fight soilborne diseases that harm strawberry plants is being fortified thanks to a $1 million grant to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s California Strawberry Center. The California strawberry industry is challenged by numerous... more »

Tanimura & Antle celebrates 40th anniversary

On Nov. 10, 1982, two families who migrated to the Salinas Valley chasing the California dream shook hands and established a company that would impact the fresh produce and agriculture industry forever. Built upon a... more »

UC Davis enters food tech partnership

University of California, Davis, has inked a partnership with a food and heath startup to identify new markets for food tech. UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management at the and the UC Davis Innovation Institute... more »

Salinas Valley farmers hit by lettuce virus

A virus spread by insects is causing widespread damage to lettuce crops in the Salinas Valley, the renowned Salad Bowl that provides more than one-half of America’s lettuce. According to growers and researchers, impatiens necrotic... more »

Western Growers elects board, honors John Harris

Western Growers recognized John Harris with its 2022 Award of Honor and elected new members to its board of directors during its annual meeting in Las Vegas. The meeting, Nov. 2-5, included an award ceremony... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

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Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

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