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Friant-Kern Canal repairs set as Reclamation awards contract

The Bureau of Reclamation and Friant Water Authority (FWA) announced Oct. 7 the selection of a construction contractor to begin work on the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project. Brosamer & Wall/Tutor Perini Joint... more »

Oishii brings vertically-grown strawberries west with LA farm

Indoor vertical strawberry grower Oishii recently announced the opening of a new farm in Los Angeles. Oishii is known for its Omakase Berry, a special Japanese strawberry variety grown pesticide-free in... more »

Tips for a successful AgSharks pitch shared by Hazel Technologies

With the close of applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, the founder of previous winner Hazel Technologies is reflecting on the evolution of his company and the jumpstart it received by participating in the $250,000... more »

Resilience for California aquifers sought by researchers

One day in early October, a group of University of California, Merced, students went to the campus Smart Farm, augurs in hand, to explore the soil for the best spots to locate moisture sensors. They... more »

Rules for California water projects target of Biden reversal

The struggle over management of water supplied through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta continues as the Biden administration seeks a reversal of rules put in place by agencies under the Trump administration. In early October, the... more »

Student plant breeders tweak new variety of jalapeno popper pepper

Student plant breeders at UC Davis are getting closer to releasing a new variety of jalapeño pepper designed to elevate a popular appetizer dish. Nearly 10 years ago, students launched a project to breed a... more »

Organic trade shows bring back in-person contact

Hands will soon grip in meeting, bags will soon be filled with swag and brains will bulge with visions of farming’s future. Trade show time will soon be is here again, and participants are raring... more »

UArizona part of USDA grant to study growing crops under solar panels

Increasing the resiliency of food production during ongoing climate change and bolstering renewable energy production are both fundamental challenges in today's world. However, solar energy generation is becoming an increasingly profitable use for cropland, which... more »

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