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UCCE specialist Winter, the ‘Elvis of E. coli,’ retires after 32 years

He has been called the “Elvis of E. coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” and now Carl Winter, a University of California Cooperative Extension food toxicologist for 32 years, rocked and roll his way into retirement... more »

Colorado chooses firms for Agriculture Workforce Development Program

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides financial incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire paid... more »

Mart Produce joins with onion grower to consolidate sales, marketing efforts

Mart Produce and ProSource have announced an agreement that will consolidate the two company’s sales and marketing teams into a joint potato-onion operation. The agreement is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1. Mart Produce... more »

Growers Express issues voluntary recall of multiple fresh vegetable products

Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and is issuing a voluntary recall of select fresh vegetable products in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting its customers and end consumers.... more »

Supply chain risk management program set by Western Growers

During a Forbes AgTech Summit session on June 27 moderated by Frank Yiannas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Western Growers (WG) launched its new Supply Chain Risk... more »

Monterey County Crop Report: $4.3 billion value, down more than 3%

Agriculture, the top economic engine for Monterey County, Califonria, saw the gross value of ag commodities grown in the county top out at $4.258 billion in 2018, a decrease of 3.7% from 2017, according to... more »

Cool Planet, Gray Farm Maple to conduct trials on industrial hemp

Denver, Colorado-based Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, announced June 20 it has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a progressive farming operation in Denmark, Maine, to conduct trials of... more »

Organic Produce Summit sets educational sessions on sales, production

The second of two educational sessions related to the growth of organic production and retail sales from an international perspective has been announced for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit, this July in Monterey, California. The... more »


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