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A look at what’s behind LGMA’s preharvest testing requirement

As a candidate to become the new CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, I was clear in interviews with board members that I was only interested in the job if they were serious... more »

USDA to make payments to reduce Klamath Basin irrigation demand

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by worsening drought conditions to provide relief to impacted California and Oregon producers in the Klamath River Basin. The announcement... more »

More relief for farm operators urged by Western state lawmakers

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA-01, are leading a bipartisan, bicameral effort to secure more relief for farmers, ranchers, shellfish growers and other agricultural producers in the western United States affected... more »

Installation of emergency salinity drought barrier done by DWR

After three weeks of round-the-clock work, the emergency drought salinity barrier was completed in late June. The barrier will help prevent saltwater contamination of water supplies used by millions of Californians who rely on Delta-based... more »

University of California Cooperative Extension adds five academics

Cristina Murillo-Barrick joined University of California Cooperative Extension as an agricultural land acquisitions academic coordinator II on July 15, 2021. She will serve Fresno, Merced and Tulare counties. In her new role with UCCE, Murillo-Barrick... more »

Industry’s effort to protect farmworkers recognized by visit

United Fresh released the following statement regarding U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s July 23 visit to a farmworker COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salinas, California, hosted by the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California... more »

Farmers’ markets seeing uneven recovery in California

Farmers' markets have long drawn thousands of shoppers during peak summer season for many crops. But growers say the pandemic upset that trend and its impacts linger, even as markets ease COVID-19 restrictions and try... more »

‘Farm Fresh’ finds Western Growers saluting farmers, laborers

In “Farm Fresh,” a series of videos released July 20 on YouTube by Western Growers, salutes the skills and ingenuity of the farmers and farmworkers who work to bring food to America’s tables. In previews... more »

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Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

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