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Automated Weeding Technologies Field Demo planned in Arizona

Desert vegetable growers are encouraged to attend an automated weeding technology field demonstration at the Yuma (Arizona) Agricultural Center the morning of Oct. 21 The event includes presentations and field demonstrations by various companies. Already... more »

Projects building on Colorado Proud brand funded by grant program

Applications are now open to Colorado farmers, ranchers, and food businesses looking to show they’re Colorado Proud. The Colorado Proud Marketing and Technical Assistance grant program will award competitive grants to Colorado food and agricultural... more »

Funds for ‘climate smart’ farming added to California budget

Drought and climate loom large in the latest state budget, with programs aimed at helping farmers and ranchers with funding boosts. A $15 billion climate response program includes $1.1 billion to support "Climate Smart Agriculture"... more »

Organic Grower Summit topic: ‘Ag Inputs for Today’s Organic Grower’

An examination of how organic growers can best utilize approved bio inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom line will be the subject of a just announced educational session... more »

Joe Pezzini will oversee internal farming, harvesting operations for Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms announced Oct. 4 the appointment of Joe Pezzini to the position of senior director of agricultural operations, effective Oct, 11. Pezzini, a native of Salinas, California, started his career with the Ocean Mist... more »

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus hits Salinas lettuce

As one of the largest producers of leafy greens, the Salinas Valley is well known for its reputation as the salad bowl of the world. But as the state tackled a global pandemic this past... more »

USAID awards UC Davis $15M for global hort research program

The U.S. Agency for International Development will provide a base $15 million investment over the next five years, with up to $34.5 million total funding possible, to support a global research program led by the... more »

UC publishes community food guides to connect farmers, buyers

Over the past year, many farmers have had to navigate rapid shifts in marketing practices since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional food-supply systems. During this time, establishing relationships with local vendors has become necessary for... more »

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Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

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