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Death of agricultural icon Richard Rominger brings honors from friends, colleagues

Tributes poured in this week from across the nation for agricultural icon Richard Rominger, who died of a heart attack Dec. 20 near his home in Winters. Rominger, a UC Davis supporter and alum, was... more »

COVID-19 training prevention program extended to Yuma, Arizona

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employees in the Yuma in cooperation with the Regional... more »

Padilla’s move to fill Senate seat welcomed by Western Growers, Farm Bureau

In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Dec, 22 appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following... more »

Director of the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center retires

University of California Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Dahlberg, also the director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, invoked his 35 years of sorghum expertise to increasing interest in growing... more »

California producers get assistance to improve air quality from NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

Richard Rominger, former USDA deputy secretary, dies at 93

Praising Richard Rominger for his devotion to California agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed sadness at Rominger’s passing. Rominger, a longtime Yolo County farmer and agricultural official, died Sunday at 93. “It’s hard... more »

Western Growers hires Nate Flandro as new sales executive for commercial insurance

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has hired Nate Flandro as its new sales executive for commercial insurance. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance, Flandro will focus... more »

USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program applications set in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. USDA partners with state departments of agriculture through the annual grant program to enhance the competitiveness of specialty... more »


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