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Education session speakers set for Organic Grower Summit

The founders and CEOs from six of the nation’s most progressive ag tech companies will present a series of TedTalk-style presentations to kick off the educational program at the third annual Organic Grower Summit in... more »

Belchim USA’s Spin-Aid granted 2EE classification in California, Arizona

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA), a leading supplier of innovative crop protection products, announces that the post-emergent herbicide solution, Spin-Aid®, has received a 2EE classification for spinach grown for processing and seeding in California... more »

New advisors, specialists join University of California Cooperative Extension

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor Contra Costa County Kamyar Aram... more »

UC ag department responds to president’s exit

Glenda Humiston, University of California (UC) vice president for agriculture and natural resources, issued the following statement today (Sept. 18): "Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down... more »

Tool predicts bee colony odds at overwintering

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more »

Agricultural statistics for 2018 released in California

In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities.... more »

Sample costs released for romaine, organic strawberries

Farmers who are considering growing romaine hearts or organic strawberries in California's Central Coast region can get some help determining whether the crop will pencil out for them. UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative... more »

Integrated CBD sets hemp farming standards with irrigation system

Integrated CBD, an institutional scale and quality supply chain leader for hemp-derived CBD, has completed installation of plant-based sensor technology, powered by ag-tech company Phytech, on its approximately 10,000 acre industrial hemp farm in Yuma... more »


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