West

Federal government urged by ag groups to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

Personal protection equipment hard to come by for farmworkers

While most Californians are staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, California farmers, farmworkers and other agricultural professionals are out in the fields and packing houses working to produce food. [caption id=""... more »

Organic Produce Summit 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

"Based on the ongoing monitoring of health advisories, and recent statements by the governor of California related to large gatherings, we have determined in order to  protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Organic... more »

Church Brothers Farms promotes Jeff Church and Rick Russo

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms is strengthening its leadership and C-suite team with new, strategic promotions. The grower announced Jeff Church is taking on the role of chief operations... more »

California urban farms are included in ‘essential businesses’ category

Even as Californians shelter in place to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, nutritious food remains vital to the health and well-being of our communities. "Eating fruits and vegetables is known to benefit our... more »

California grower buries lettuce after coronavirus shutters restaurant market

There should be tractors rumbling across Jack Vessey’s ranch, pulling wagons full of fresh-cut romaine lettuce to be packed and shipped to restaurants and grocery stores across the United States. According to a story by... more »

LGMA to hold webinar for produce buyers on food safety practices, audits

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement will update retail and foodservice buyers about government audits and the process for making changes to strengthen food safety practices for growing leafy greens during a webinar Friday, April... more »

Grimmway donates carrots for COVID-19 relief

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms is donating fresh carrots to support Kern County residents and California food banks during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Last Thursday company president Jeff Huckaby delivered baby carrot snack packs to six... more »


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