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New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs issued

A pioneering concept using big data and computational biology has identified more than 1,500 phytochemicals in watermelon and innovative solutions have been proposed for the problems of off-flavors and blue-green algae in catfish. This information... more »

Making lettuce and leafy greens safer topic of webinar session

Join California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement on July 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, for United Fresh’s next Innovation Spotlight Broadcast: Preharvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Pre-Harvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Members... more »

Potential spotted lanternfly introduction in California target of quarantine

A state exterior quarantine was declared July 16 to prohibit the introduction of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, into California. Spotted lanternfly was first detected in North American in 2014 in Pennsylvania and has now... more »

Broadband access essential to farm tech growth

Farmers and ranchers in the 21st century are increasingly turning to soil sensors, online data hubs and other advanced technologies designed to help them develop more precise uses of water and other inputs, and keep... more »

Rural California hammered as drought spreads

With depleted reservoirs and limited water supplies across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently expanded the drought emergency order to nine additional counties and signed an executive order calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water... more »

National ag, water coalition applauds committee passage of infrastructure bill

A national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities applauded passage of the Energy Infrastructure Act on July 14 by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), and... more »

Pacific Farm Management purchased by GrubMarket

GrubMarket announced July 14 it has completed the acquisition of Pacific Farm Management, a full-service farm management services company – a provider of agricultural employment (payroll) and workers compensation insurance services in California with additional... more »

UC ANR research, outreach aided by ‘transformational’ budget

The state budget signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 12 includes a historic increase for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. The state restored University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources UC... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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