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COVID-19 impact on Colorado specialty crops industry viewed

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) and its grower members are very concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on Coloradans' physical, economic and social health. "We join authorities in urging Coloradans to... more »

Ag exempted from Monterey’s shelter order

Agricultural operations and related food businesses are being exempted from a shelter-in-place order in Monterey County, one of the country’s most prolific specialty crop production areas. COVID-19,... more »

Texas International Produce Association cancels 2020 Viva Fresh Expo

The 2020 Viva Fresh Expo has been canceled due to the increased concern for the health and safety of the exhibitors and attendees. Going forward, the 2021 Viva Fresh Expo is scheduled for March 23-28,... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shares safety facts

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms... more »

Ag Innovations Conference postponed in Santa Maria, California

The Fourth Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care, that had been scheduled for March 18 in Santa Maria, California, has been postponed, according to an announcement March 12 by organizer Surendra Dara of the University of... more »

Thrive Innovation Summit postponed over concerns regarding coronavirus

Organizers of the Thrive Innovation Summit, scheduled to held March 25 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, a gathering for top industry experts and innovative entrepreneurs focused on agtech and foodtech innovation., have made the... more »

Strawberry fields thrive near natural habitat for birds

Conserving natural habitat around strawberry fields can help protect growers’ yields, their bottom line and the environment with no detectable threat to food safety, indicates a study led by the University of California, Davis. In... more »

Sweat bees valuable pollinators of wildflowers, cultivated crop plants

Entomologists at University of California Riverside have documented that a species of native sweat bee widespread throughout North and South America has a daily routine that makes it a promising pollinator. Because the bee can... more »


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