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Leafy greens: A positive pathogen test can be a positive thing

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine lettuce at facilities and on farms in the Salinas, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., growing... more »

Fire insurance options for California farmers, ranchers may be enhanced

With the June 24 approval by the Assembly Insurance Committee, a bill to improve fire insurance options for farmers and ranchers moved one step closer to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. Senate Bill 11– sponsored by... more »

Shelley Baugh hired as senior director of marketing for MyLand Co. LLC

MyLand Co. LLC announced June 24 the hiring of Shelley Baugh as senior director of marketing. Baugh will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications, and public relations for the organization. Based in Phoenix,... more »

Supreme Court union trespassing case results in win for property rights

In what was seen as a victory for property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third parties to trespass on their property. In a... more »

Urban farmers also hurt by drought, study finds

Extreme drought is changing agriculture across California – and urban farming is no exception. Many community farms and gardens cultivate land owned by city or county departments, schools and private landowners. Lucy Diekmann, a University of... more »

PlantTape announces promotions in bid to bring automation to forefront

PlantTape, an automated transplanting system, has promoted Lance Portman to president and Hunter Smith to vice president of agriculture and sales. The two promotions provide the company with ample support for continued growth within the... more »

California climate woes tackled by ARS scientists

A team of USDA agricultural scientists in the Golden State are helping farmers make the most out of a natural resource that is becoming ever more precious – water. California produces two-thirds of the nation’s... more »

UC Davis breeders eye strawberry cultivar traits that work with robotics

University of California, Davis, has plans in place to put together a test agreement with advanced.farm to trial strawberry cultivars with robotic harvesting this fall. The cultivars put into the trial will be a combination... more »

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Onion growers overcome weather, navigate marketing

University of California improves equipment for vacuuming lygus bugs

Strohauer Farms diversifies with organic potatoes

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

Why garden centers should consider a CSA program

Customer expectations change during pandemic

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