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Masks distributed to California agricultural employees

The state of California recently shipped 1.4 million N-95 masks to agricultural commissioners in 35 counties for wildfire smoke protection for farmworkers. This is part of that effort. From a joint news release by the... more »

UCCE small farms advisor seeks to make farming more inclusive, equitable 

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for everyone, with information about COVID-19 changing daily. For Californians who aren’t fluent in English, obtaining reliable information is particularly difficult. Aparna Gazula, a University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

New Mexico State to present virtual chile field day on Facebook Sept. 9

It’s chile pepper season, and New Mexicans are awaiting this year’s crop to be harvested and roasted – which also means it’s time for New Mexico State University’s biennial chile pepper field day. This year’s... more »

Howler fungicide now approved in 49 of 50 states

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed... more »

Snack maker helps with bee health, pollination work at UC Davis

The KIND Foundation has pledged $150,000 to help UC Davis work on bee health and pollination led by Professor Neal Williams in the Department of Entomology and Nematology. Support for the Williams Lab is part... more »

UC Cooperative Extension to investigate healthy soil practices

Six University of California Cooperative Extension research projects were awarded funding ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 each from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Program. The grants are designed to fund implementation and... more »

New innovation center in northern California opened by Valent USA

Valent U.S.A. has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in San Ramon, California, called the North American Innovation Center (NAIC), that physically unites employees from its California technical center in Dublin and headquarters in Walnut Creek.... more »

UC Davis to host institute focused on integration of AI technologies

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence,... more »


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