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California carrot growers seriously affected by Groundwater Sustainability Act

The Cuyama Valley in California is the driest agricultural region in the county; the valley floor gets just a little more rain than the Sahara. Yet for the past 75 years, this high desert region... more »

FDA outlines 2020 Action Plan to help advance safety of leafy greens

Fresh leafy greens are among the most widely consumed vegetables and an important part of an overall healthy diet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to working with the produce industry and government... more »

Gebru to direct Colorado Department of Agriculture plant division

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has selected of Wondirad Gebru as director of the department’s Plant Industry Division. As director, Gebru will serve as a member of the Department's senior management team and provide... more »

Colorado growers honor CSU’s Adrian Card

Adrian Card, Colorado State University (CSU) Boulder County Extension Agent and Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) founding board member, was named the CFVGA Robert Sakata 2019 Member of the Year. The honor was... more »

California Extension offers water measurement, reporting courses April 14

California water-rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

Sixth annual conference a success for Colorado Fruit & Vegetable growers

More than 300 growers, allied industry companies, produce buyers and other produce enthusiasts gathered Feb. 25-26 in Denver for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) 6th Annual Conference. Newly elected to the CFVGA... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

Ag innovations and a skilled workforce topics of Salinas summit

While exploring the “what” and “how” of emerging technologies, the 2020 Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 17-18 in Salinas will also sharply focus on the “who” – preparing workers at all levels to... more »


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