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Nutrien buys Actagro

Nutrien has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100 percent of the equity of Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies. Actagro’s portfolio includes approximately 30... more »

Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But her meticulous grasp of the challenges presented in her current role doesn’t match either of those... more »

Lower San Joaquin River plan faces California Farm Bureau suit

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

San Joaquin Valley soil health demonstration site open to public

University of California Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the site of an ongoing conservation agriculture research project and see for themselves the results of... more »

Large California grower Uesugi Farms shutting down operations

Uesugi Farms, base in Gilroy, California, is shutting down operations and selling all of its assets. The farm, owned by father and son Pete and Joe Aiello, cites market conditions as the reason it’s going out of... more »

Church Brothers Farms buys Growers Express’ vegetable unit

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms has acquired the commodity vegetable business of Growers Express and a licensing agreement to extend the Green Giant™ Fresh brand to new varieties in partnership with Growers Express. Details of... more »

Food safety expert Komar joins the California LGMA staff

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is pleased to announce that Greg Komar has been hired as the organization’s new Technical Director.  Mike Villaneva, the LGMA’s current Technical Director, is retiring in May of 2019.... more »

Germains Seed Technology opens Gilroy, Ca. facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic, automated processing facility and research and development Lab in Gilroy. Germains' new organic processing facility. Photos:... more »


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