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Colorado onion packer adopts ninja program

Consumers and onion buyers will see a fun new character on their bags of onions from Paradigm Fresh in Colorado.  The onion packer, based in Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado, has created new labels for... more »

California ‘working’ land supports 1.5M jobs

California’s working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state’s economy, according to a new study by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research,... more »

Ocean Mist Farms secures partnership with Harry & David Gourmet Gifts

Castroville, California-based  Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes, announces a partnership with Harry & David, the premier choice for gourmet gifts in the U.S., to offer long-stem artichoke gift packs during... more »

Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture conference set Dec. 5 in Dallas

The first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference Dec. 5 in Dallas will provide information on a wide range of topics as well as access to Texas A&M AgriLife and industry experts, coordinators said. Experts from... more »

Organic Grower Summit names Grower of the Year

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Lundberg Family Farms... more »

Mann Packing Co. recalls vegetable products due to potential risks

Salinas, California-based Mann Packing Co., Inc. (Mann) announced Nov. 1 the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response... more »

LGMA responds to E. coli outbreak potentially linked with romaine lettuce

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) reacted Nov. 1 to an Oct. 31 U.S. Food and Drug Administration release of information about an inactive E. coli outbreak involving 23 illnesses possibly associated with romaine lettuce occurring... more »

Plenty to open vertical farm in LA

Vertical farming company  Plenty recently announced it will build a new operation to serve southern California. The farm, about the size of a soccer field, is planned to begin development in Compton later this year... more »


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