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Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus on desert lettuce topic of hybrid workshop

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus was detected in spring 2021 on lettuce in the Western desert of the U.S. Although the disease did not have a significant impact in most fields, the impact of Impatients Necrotic... more »

Joint venture to produce ‘breakthrough’ in controlled environment agriculture

Irving, California-based Aeroponics Integrated Systems, Inc. d.b.a. AeroBloom, and Petro Control Systems Inc. announced a joint venture that will produce an advanced controlled environment agriculture system. Key benefits will include AI-based predictive system analytics and... more »

Organic Produce Summit 2021 second educational session announced

On the heels of one of the most challenging and demanding years in the history of the fresh produce industry, leaders from the production and retail side of business will explore what lies ahead for... more »

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 »

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