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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 »

Videos from California growers show devastating impact of drought

In "No Water = No Crops," a series of videos released July 12 by Western Growers, three California growers show the impact the drought is having on their operations, and the cascading losses that result... more »

Judge tosses Driscoll’s patent allegations against former strawberry breeder

A quarrel over lucrative California strawberry strains withered in court July 6 after a federal judge picked apart a corporate seller’s patent infringement lawsuit against the former chief of a legendary breeding institute. According to... more »

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Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

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New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

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