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Arizona leafy green growers implement comprehensive water metrics

As the 2019-2020 growing season commences, the most comprehensive and exhaustive water metric guidelines are being implemented by leafy green growers in Arizona. The goal: to deliver the safest produce for consumers to enjoy with... more »

Record crop production seen in Fresno County, California, in 2018

Fresno County’s agriculture production in 2018 hit a record $7.89 billion, a 12% increase over 2017 numbers, with almonds, grapes and pistachios leading the list, according to an annual report from the county's ag commissioner.... more »

Eggert farm tour views latest in organic vegetable production

The Washington State University (WSU) Eggert Family Organic Farm in Pullman, Washington, will host a public tour Sept. 19. Learn about organic farming, the history of the WSU organic farm, and take a walking tour of... more »

Western Growers’ Award of Honor to go to Tom Nassif

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the... more »

Paul Schickler joins plant science company ZeaKal

San Diego, California-based ZeaKal, a plant traits innovator focused on improving crop efficiency, is aggressively expanding to meet the global demand for more sustainable agriculture. Building on recent collaborations with Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV, OTC:... more »

Organic Grower Summit names keynote presenters for December event

A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December in Monterey, California. Widely recognized for... more »

Evolution of strawberry production discussed in podcast

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

JV Smith Companies’ Morales now executive director of sustainable operations

Israel Morales is now the executive director of Sustainable Operations for Yuma, Arizona-based JV Smith Companies. Previously the general manager of JV Farms Organic, Morales brings with him 45 plus years in farming with over... more »


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