Housing for the Harvest program expanded to more California counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 17 that the counties of Kings, Riverside and Tulare will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

Artificial intelligence to help growers focus of Sept. 17 webinar

GeoVisual Analytics’ technology focuses on big data analytics to improve intelligence across the farm. General Manager Charles McGregor is joining Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue this Thursday, Sept. 17,... more »

Ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada boosted by Brandt

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. According to a news release, both... more »

Survey shows detailed traceability systems in place on leafy greens farms

A survey of member companies operating under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking product involved in an outbreak or recall. Under FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, farms are... more »

US Senate ponders bill that would fund wildfire mitigation efforts

With wildfires roaring through the western United States, a U.S. Senate subcommittee will consider a bill Sept. 16 that would implement a variety of wildfire-mitigation projects. A coalition of 13 Western state Farm Bureaus and... more »

Crookham’s long day onion trial highlighted during field day

Processing onions are down due to the pandemic, and Crookham Co. highlighted the agility of its hybrids to be grown for both fresh and processing markets. The trial was in great shape and the 2020... more »

On-farm water and energy efficiency advisory group members sought

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP) is accepting applications from stakeholders interested in serving on an ad hoc advisory group to provide input about on-farm water and energy... more »

CCOF Foundation offers grants to organic farmers affected by wildfires

The CCOF Foundation is poised to help organic farmers recover from the unprecedented wildfires burning across the West Coast and in CCOF’s own hometown of Santa Cruz, California. The CCOF Foundation’s Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund... more »

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